Graduate student Maggie LeClair (top right photo) and Professor Richelle Allen King sampled alpine lakes in the Canadian Rockies in Banff and Yoho National Parks. …..
Warming climate is expected to melt the glaciers of the Canadian Rockies by 2100, transitioning glacial-fed lakes to snow fed lakes with associated changes in their nutrient budgets and ecology . Our goal is to contrast nutrient budgets and nutrient limitations to productivity for glacial-fed versus snow fed lakes and to evaluate the effects of groundwater flow paths and residence times on nutrient budgets. This work required us to hike into lakes with our inflatable boat and sampling equipment to take the samples.
This project is a collaboration with Dr. Janet Fisher and Mark Olsen of Franklin and Marshall College, and Drs. Cathy Ryan and Masaki Hyashi of the University of Calgary on this project.
Maggie received financial support towards her field expenses: a GSA Graduate Research Grant from the Geological Society of America (awarded May 2019) and a Champion Summer Travel/Research Award ($650) towards her field expenses.
Students Presenting at AGU 2016
- Hydrologic Process Parameterization of Electrical Resistivity Imaging of Solute Plumes Using POD McMC
Michael TEYE Awatey , James Irving and Erasmus K Oware
- Electrical Resistivity Monitoring of Heat Tracer to Characterize Lab-Scale Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions
Peter Adetokunbo , Thomas Hermans, and Erasmus K Oware
- Optimizing Locations of Stream Restoration Structures to Maximize Hyporheic Zone Path Lengths in a Pool and Riffle Sequence
Melanie Beck and Christopher Lowry
- Numerical Modeling of Artificial Recharge: Determining Spatial/Temporal Sampling Resolution to Quantify Infiltration Rates and Effective Hydraulic Conductivity
Thomas Jeffery Glose , Mark B Hausner , and Christopher Lowry
- The Role of Geology to Constrain Vegetation Patterns in Humid Wetland Communities
Katie Swensen and Christopher Lowry
- Quantifying the Urban and Rural Nutrient Fluxes to Lake Erie Using a Paired Watershed Approach
Meagan Hopkins , Melanie Beck , Emilia Rossi , Nicholas Luh , Richelle M Allen-King , and Christopher Lowry
Students Presenting at GSA 2016
- TRICHLOROETHYLENE SORPTION TO SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF THE NEW JERSEY BASIN INDICATE MATURE ORGANIC MATTER
BROTSCH, Jonathan, Geology, SUNY University at Buffalo, 411 Cooke Hall, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, firstname.lastname@example.org
- QUANTIFYING ROOT DISTRIBUTION AND GRAIN SIZE ANALYSIS IN WETLAND PLANT COMMUNITIES WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR ROOT WATER UPTAKE
JOHNSON, Robby R, CAPSTICK, Christine, SWENSEN, Katherine and LOWRY, Christopher S., (1)Department of Geology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 126 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, (2)Department of Water Resources, The College at Brockport, SUNY, 50 New Campus Dr, Brockport, NY 14420, email@example.com
- QUANTIFYING EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN POPLAR TREES WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION
KINNUNEN, Sami, Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota, 500 Pillsbury Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55455, SWENSEN, Katherine, Department of Geology, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 126 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260 and RABIDEAU, Alan J., Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, SUNY University at Buffalo, 202 Jarvis Hall, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tom Glose, PhD candidate
Received a Mark Diamond Research Award to conduct preliminary fieldwork at an artificial groundwater recharge basin in southern Nevada (November 2016). He also received a CUAHSI pathfinder graduate student fellowship, which will allow him to attend a DTS training course over the winter (November 2016)
- Jonathan Malzone, PhD
Jonathan Malzone finished his PhD in 2015 and is now an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University.