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Elizabeth Christenson

Elizabeth finished her master’s at UNC with Dr. Marc Serre improving access to industrial hog farm data by mapping sprayfields and their annual nutrient application patterns in North Carolina using GIS and remote sensing. Data available here.  Her current work as a PhD student is implementing a longitudinal water quality study to understand how land use characteristics affect the prevalence of antibiotic resistant, virulent E. coli and host-specific markers in watersheds with and without swine CAFOs.  Laboratory work includes culture-based work and ddPCR.  Spatial analysis will include wetland and riparian buffer variables. Areas of interest include microbial source tracking, potentially metagenomics in the future, worker/community member access to safe drinking water, and sustainable agriculture. After work, Elizabeth is learning Arabic (صحيح ), grows sunflowers, and plays ultimate frisbee.

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