User:Vytas Pabedinskas

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Vytas Pabedinskas (an artistic interpretation)
  • Vytas Pabedinskas
  • University of Arizona, SWES Dept
  • Environmental Research Laboratory
  • 2601 E Airport Drive
  • Tucson, AZ 85756
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I work in the [SWES-MEL Lab] at the University of Arizona. I learned about OpenWetWare from Virginia Rich, and I've joined because my advisor told me to. And that it is an effective means to communicate with the lab group our established protocols and to disseminate publications.


  • May 2014, MS, Soil Science, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
  • 2008, BS, Plant Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
  • 1999, MEd, Secondary Education, University of Illinois, Chicago IL
  • 1996, BA, English Literature, University of Illinois, Champaign IL

Research interests

  1. Microbial communities affected by heavy metal inputs
  2. Vermicomposting - controlling human pathogens,
  3. Biochar - moisture control, nutrient retention, ammonium gas capture in arid soil
  4. In-vessel composting - graphing moisture, CO2 evolution for a NASA grant. UofA Lunar Greenhouse
  5. Sustainable ag issues - Tucson Food Bank home garden program volunteer; Heifer International volunteer
  6. Science education - Board of Directors, Arizona Association for Environmental Education


  1. Comparison of salinity tolerance of three Atriplex spp. in well-watered and drying soils

--Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 83, November 2012, Pages 62–72


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