ESF and INECOL (Instituto de Ecología) are teaming up to do collaborative research. ESF-EWB has been awarded two reserach grants:
- The first is researching emissions of N2O (nitrous oxide) released from mycelium during the filtration of water. This process of using fungi to filter and treat water has been coined "mycofiltration" and this research will be following the experimentation and procedure of ESF ERE graduate student Rusell Daniels.
- The second is researching the possibility of implementing a constructed fringe wetland (CFW) to treat contaminated water running into a cloud forest reserve in Xalapa, Mexico.
Both of these research projects will be done at INECOL and ESF, and members of EWB will be travelling to Xalapa, Mexico to conduct research at INECOL.