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CWEST Aiken Distinguished Seminar - Coupled hydrological, biogeochemical, & anthropogenic processes

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Beth Boyer

Penn State


SEEC S228 (Sievers Room)

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Coupled hydrological, biogeochemical, & anthropogenic processes in watersheds


Boyer will present examples of observational and modeling studies that link processes across watershed scales, toward: 1) exploring linkages between landscapes and stream water; 2) identifying principal controls on water and water quality at multiple watershed scales; and 3) quantifying cumulative watershed effects on downstream waters. She will describe the use of statistical models to identify major terrestrial and aquatic properties that control streamflow and nutrient loadings across a range of watershed sizes, using the Spatially Referenced Regression on Watershed Attributes (SPARROW) approach. Interdisciplinary research in the hydrological sciences provides an important basis for policies and management strategies to mitigate the effects of water pollution--toward protecting, conserving, and restoring surface waters.


Free and open to the public.