- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Historical perspectives
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Establishing a baseline/ Ongoing monitoring
- Biological — Microbial — Physiology / Organismal biology
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Dr. Datta's research involves the study of interactions between plant, soil, microbial and water systems to understand the mechanisms of uptake and detoxification of specific environmental contaminants in biota from two broad angles – biochemistry and genetics. Specifically, Dr. Datta's current research focus is on the study of bioavailability of metal and organic contaminants in aquatic media and the potential of using plants to remediate contaminated sites, mediated by microbes. Dr. Datta actively collaborates with environmental geochemists, soil scientists, microbiologists and analytical chemists. Dr. Datta also works on the bioavailability of contaminants using in-vitro and in-vivo models. She has also been working on the remediation of antibiotics, TNT, RDX, petroleum hydrocarbons, perchlorate and chromate in soil and water and in developing \"green technology\" as part of an environmental R&D, SIROM Scientific Solutions, LLC based in Montclair, New Jersey.