» Dr. Cassandra Zalman
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty

Schmid College of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences
Dr. Cassandra Zalman
Office Location:
Hashinger Science Center 120
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Master of Science
University of Florida, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Dr. Zalman's research interests include understanding mechanistic regulators and interactive controls on anaerobic microbial decomposition in wetland ecosystems.


Wetlands, anaerobic carbon cycling, fire ecology, ecosystem ecology, methanogenesis.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
R.M. Wilson, S. Bridgham, L. Pfeifer-Meister, P. Crill, C. Medvedeff Zalman, J. Keller, W. Cooper J. Chanton, P. Hanson, L Meredith, S. Saleska, M. Tfaily, J. Kostka, V. Rich, M. Hines. 2017. Hydrogenation of Organic Matter as a Terminal Electron Sink Sustains High CO2:CH4 Production Ratios During Anaerobic Decomposition Organic Geochemistry (in press).
Keller, J.K. and C.A. Medvedeff. April 2016. Chapter 6. Soil organic matter. In Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes and Classification. 2nd Edition. Vepraskas, M.J., C.B. Craft and J.L. Richardson (eds). CRC Press.
K.N. Gabriel, C.A. Medvedeff, J.K. Keller. (in press). Microbial Organic Matter Reduction in Peatland Soils: the Importance of Water-table Level. (BIOS)
R.M. Wilson, A.M. Hopple, M.M. Tfaily, S.D. Sebestyen, C.W. Schadt, L. Pfeifer-Meister, C. Medvedeff, K.J. McFarlane, J.E. Kostka, M. Kolton, R. Kolka, L.A. Kluber, J.K. Keller, T.P. Guilderson, N.A. Griffiths, J.P. Chanton, S.D. Bridgham, P.J. Hanson. 2016. Stability of peat carbon to rising temperatures. Nature Communications, 7:13723.
C.A. Medvedeff, K.S. Inglett & P.W. Inglett. December 2015. Can Fire Residues (Ash and Char) Affect Anaerobic Microbial Respiration and Methanogenesis in Wetland Soils? Wetlands, DOI: 10.1007/s13157-015-0703-x
C.A. Medvedeff, S.D. Bridgham, L. Pfeifer-Meister, J.K. Keller. 2015. Can Sphagnum Chemistry Explain Differences in Anaerobic Decomposition in Peatland Soils? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.03.016.
C.A. Medvedeff, K.S. Inglett, P.W. Inglett. 2015. Patterns and Controls of Anaerobic Soil Respiration and Methanogenesis Following Extreme Restoration of Calcareous Subtropical Wetlands. Geoderma, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.01.018.
C.A. Medvedeff, K.S. Inglett & P.W. Inglett. 2014. Evaluation of direct and indirect phosphorus limitation of methanogenic pathways in calcareous subtropical wetland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 69:343-348.
C.A. Medvedeff, K.S. Inglett, L.N. Kobziar & P.W. Inglett. 2013. Impacts of fire on microbial carbon cycling in subtropical wetland ecosystems. Fire Ecology, 9(1):21-37.
C.A. Medvedeff & A.E. Hershey. 2013. Importance of methane derived carbon as a basal resource for two benthic consumers in arctic lakes. Hydrobiologia, 700:221-230.