Capps Quoted in Lab Manager Article on Environmental Study Led by Arizona State

Krista Capps, a research assistant professor in the University of Maine’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, was quoted in the Lab Manager article “Study finds new link between environment, urban diets.” An international team led by Arizona State University found that what people eat — and what they excrete as waste — can influence the nutrient cycle on a large scale, according to the article. A study published in the journal Oikos shows a team of five researchers, including Capps, found urban diets can significantly influence the nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous, found in municipal waste streams, the article states. “We’re working to understand the fundamental ways humans shape the ecosystems in which they live,” Capps said.