Jenny Bowen

PhD Candidate
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and Environmental Science & Policy from Chapman University. During my undergraduate research, I studied the chemistry of organic matter in wetlands and since became interested in what controls the fate of organic matter in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Now, I am studying carbon cycling in temperate and tropical streams. I am investigating how sunlight and organic matter chemical composition control how well bacteria convert organic matter to CO2, a greenhouse gas, in streams.