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Dr. Christine Maietta is the Assistant Director of Education at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and an Assistant Research Scientist in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland. Christine works closely with the Director of Education to set priorities for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and to recruit new postdoctoral researchers. Christine is instrumental in the management of SESYNC's Socio-Environmental Immersion and Early-Career Researchers Programs. These programs are designed to introduce postdocs to different epistemologies, frameworks, methods, and approaches used in socio-environmental research. In these programs, she leads efforts to identify and invite distinguished scholars to participate in workshops, organizes conference calls, develops agendas, and facilitates workshop activities and discussions. In addition to these responsibilities, Christine organizes professional development workshops for the current cohort of postdoctoral fellows and contributes to monthly leadership meetings.
Christine has contributed to many projects since joining the SESYNC organization in 2015. She assisted with the production of the three-part "Introduction to Socio-Environmental Synthesis" video series. As a science editor, she wrote and recommended content and format revisions to critical sections of video scripts, interviewed scholars, and suggested edits to video footage. Christine also led the organization of SESYNC's first international symposium, Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research. This symposium brought together 244 research leaders, young scholars, and other key individuals to discuss the current state, recent advances, and future opportunities in the field of socio-environmental systems research.
Christine received her PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland in 2017. As an ecologist, she is interested in the mechanisms that shape the microbial ecology of wetland ecosystems and how changes to wetlands can impact ecosystem services, like carbon storage and cycling of nutrients. She continues to explore her academic interest in soil methane cycling and greenhouse gas emissions as a researcher in Dr. Margaret Palmer's research lab.
|Hydrological Conditions Influence Soil and Methane-Cycling Microbial Populations in Seasonally Saturated Wetlands||
Nov 16, 2020
Article published in Frontiers in Environmental Science.
|Plant litter amendments in restored wetland soils altered microbial communities more than clay additions||
May 07, 2020
Article published in Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
|Aggregation but Not Organo-Metal Complexes Contributed to C Storage in Tidal Freshwater Wetland Soils||
Feb 01, 2019
Article published in Soil Science Society of America.