DeMMO Monitoring

We have been monitoring the microbial communities and fracture fluid chemistry since 2013. With over twelve sampling trips to date, we have generated a massive dataset that allows us to look at relationships between DeMMO microbes and their surroundings through time.

During our most recent DeMMO trip in June 2019, we deployed and collected cultivation experiments, measured fluid chemistry, and sampled microbial DNA. This is a huge logistical team effort made possible by Brittany Kruger, our field coordinator, and the staff at SURF.