I am a biogeochemist with an interest in the storage and transformation of compounds as they move through landscapes. I approach my research questions using field experiments, laboratory analyses, and modeling to better understand how ecosystem control points and hydrologic connectivity influence catchment-scale signals. My current research investigates mercury and sulfur cycling in high alpine areas (Niwot Ridge, CO) and arctic regions (Svalbard), and the potential role that saturated zones play in the production of the neurotoxin, methylmercury. I am also investigating the impact of an invasive grass species on nitrogen cycling within the Front Range of Boulder, CO. I hope that these research questions can help better inform landscape management practices at both local and global scales.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, NSF, 2019
- Fulbright Student Grant, Fulbright Organization, 2017