Plant Carbon Experiments – Mareli Sanchez

Mareli Sanchez does research here in Gamboa about plant-fungi interactions:

She wants to trakc how much carbon (sugar) the plant gives to their fungal friends (mycorrhizal fungi), and how much it keeps to itself. She needed a portable way to create a controlled atmosphere to inject specific isotopes of carbon into the plants in the field.

We helped obtain materials and brainstorm designs for how to build these devices, and she succeeded fantastically!