My research can be broadly categorized as aquatic biogeochemistry. I am interesting in the physical, biological, geological and chemical processes that govern the composition and function of aquatic ecosystems. While most of my research is wetland centric I am also interested in how biogeochemical processes in lake, river and estuarine ecosystems.
Aquatic ecosystems hold a significant ecological and anthropogenic value. As such human activities (directly and indirectly) have the potential to significantly alter or degrade these ecosystems. My research is partly shaped by understanding these anthropogenic pressures (i.e. eutrophication, sea-level rise, etc.) in an ecological context and how it influences the ecosystems biogeochemical cycles. Rooted in foundational ecological theory I continue to revisit these cornerstone theories and apply them to new ecosystems in novel ways.
Wetlands and more broadly aquatic ecosystems are under increasing pressure from external pressures and changing internal dynamics. The focus/mission of my research is to understand internal (endogenic) and external (exogenic) processes that influence aquatic ecosystem function and biogeochemistry.
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