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

I work in the [SWES-MEL Lab] at the University of Arizona. I learned about OpenWetWare from Virginia Rich.


  • 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, ammonia 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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