Maria Chapela Lara

Maria Chapela Lara

Research Postdoctoral 

James 181

 

Current project:

I am broadly interested in understanding weathering processes in the tropics. Specifically, I am investigating why and when do we find a decoupling between the solutes that determine the composition of the streams and those cycled by the vegetation. During my current project, I am tracing the sources and pathways of these solutes to streams within the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico, using several traditional and non-traditional (Mg and Li isotopes) geochemical tracers.

Education:

PhD, Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
MS, Soil Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
BS, Geological Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico