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Five Undergrad Rockstars

Today I am very excited – five of my awesome undergraduate students will be presenting their theses work. I couldn’t be prouder of what they have accomplished. Delaney Tight built a biogeochemical reaction model of nitrogen cycling in  aquifers of tidal freshwater zones. Here, water is completely fresh but diurnal …

Last day of summer!

Summer seems to have flown by – classes start tomorrow and all of us in my lab are transitioning back to classes (up next for me: Intro to Global Climate Change). The students that worked with me this summer are amazing and I am excited to work with them as …

Fire Research – Summer 2016

This summer Team Fire grew quite a bit! Following up on last summer’s work in the Hinman and Hayman fires we visited two additional 2002 burn scars (& nearby reference catchments) and sampled an additional hillslope within the Hayman burn. Ecosystem Pools & Soil OM: Asheton Gilbertson (CC ’18) and …

Team Fire

Team Fire has spent the last five weeks collecting soil and water samples from burned and unburned Ponderosa watersheds. At the start of June we were joined by Brian Buma (thank you NOVUS Scientist Exchange Grant) who taught us how to quantify fuel loads, above ground biomass, etc. You can …

Old Carbon on the Move

our paper is out in Nature Geoscience!! Increased mobilization of aged carbon to rivers by human disturbance   Approximately 8% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to come from land-use change1, but this estimate excludes fluxes of terrestrial carbon to aquatic ecosystems from human disturbance. Carbon fluxes from land …

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