Ecosystem biogeochemistry; ecohydrology.
My academic interests focus on examining the movement of carbon, nutrients, and water in terrestrial ecosystems, with emphasis on how they are changed by human activities and how those changes may affect human welfare. Most of my research has focused on understanding mechanisms and patterns of nutrient cycling at plot to regional scales, and working with local land managers to explore sustainable water and nutrient management practices. This foundation has informed my involvement in new collaborative projects to design long-term observational networks and to explore data integration and visualization approaches in unmanaged and managed systems.
- RIO Faculty Fellow, Research & Innovation Office, CU Boulder, 2018
- Excellence in Reviewing Award, Biogeochemistry, 2014
- Excellence in Reviewing Award, Biogeochemistry, 2013
- Best Session Paper, Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils Division, Soil Science Society of America, 2012
- Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2009
- Student Presentation Award, SoilCritZone Meeting, Chania, Crete, 2008
- Best Student Presentation, American Society of Enology and Viticulture, 2008
- STAR Graduate Research Fellowship, EPA, 2006
- Janet C. Curry Science Honors Award, Middlebury College, 2001
- Scott A. Margolin Memorial Award, Middlebury College, 2001
- Best Student Presentation, New England Estuarine Research Society, 2000
- Morris K. Udall Fellowship, Udall Foundation, 1999