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Noon seminar - Century of Trends: Historical perspectives on the evolution of U.S. water quality

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Ted Stets

U.S. Geological Survey


ARC 620

Abstract: The USGS Century of Trends project seeks to quantify century to multi-decadal trends in the concentrations and loads of nutrients and carbon in U.S. rivers.  This has required identifying sources of long-term data and to develop an understanding of the major periods of change in water quality in the U.S.  This presentation will focus equally on broadly describing the evolution of water quality in the U.S. since the late 19th century and then presenting some preliminary results of long-term trends in nitrate and alkalinity in U.S. rivers.

Bio: 2009-present Research Ecologist, USGS National Research Program, Boulder
2007-2009 Research associate, National Academies of Science, working at USGS Boulder Lab
2002-2007 Ph.D., Ecology, University of Minnesota
1999-2001 M.S. Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama
1996 B.S. University of Notre Dame


Free and open to the public