Environmental Soil-Plant Interactions


In the Seyfferth lab, we explore the nano-to-microscale processes that occur in soil/sediment environments that allow contaminants such as arsenic and cadmium to be mobilized in the rhizosphere and plant-available, and the macroscale implications of those processes. We focus on commonly consumed crops such as rice and mushrooms and ways that we can decrease the content of toxic metals and metalloids through holistic soil management that considers greenhouse gas fluxes and water quality. We therefore use an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Plant Physiology, and Biology.  Opportunities for research include both laboratory and field components from the nanoscale to the field-scale.

Welcome to the Seyfferth Lab



Interested students and post-docs may contact Angelia Seyfferth at angelias@udel.edu for details about lab openings.

Research Opportunity

   Kristy Northrup successfully defends her thesis!! CONGRATS KRISTY!!
   Kristy Northrup wins 1st place in Soil Chemistry for her oral presentation at the 

        ASA-CSA-SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, Florida

   Gretchen Dykes receives Honorable Mention in Soil Biology for her poster

        presentation at the ASA-CSA-SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, Florida

   Angelia Seyfferth and Samantha Ying co-organize a facilitated networking event  

        for female soil scientists at the ASA-CSA-SSSA annual meeting

   Patrick Wise named a DENIN Environmental Scholar for 2017-2018!
   Kristy Northrup wins 2nd place for her poster presentation at the Northeastern

       Plant, Pest and Soils Conference!


Seyfferth Lab News

Group photo Spring 2015

From left: Erica Loudermilk, Douglas Amaral, Kelli Kearns, Jessica Mann, Andrew Morris, Angelia Seyfferth, Frances Bothfeld, Fred Teasley, Corey Leskanic, Maria Pautler

Group photo Summer 2014

From left: Erica Loudermilk, Rattandeep Gill, Michelle Paukett, Angelia Seyfferth, Izzy Sibbers, Kelli Kearns

Group photo Summer 2016

From left: Angelia Seyfferth, Fred Teasley, Patrick Wise, Erica Loudermilk, Gretchen Dykes, Alesia Hunter, Kristy Northrup, Douglas Amaral, Heather Eby, Matt Limmer, Maria Pautler

Group photo Spring 2017

From left: Mahmud Sumon, Erica Loudermilk, Kristy Northrup, Gretchen Dykes, Maria Pautler, Angelia Seyfferth, Matt Limmer, Fela Dare, Weida Wu, Douglas Amaral, and Patrick Wise