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Watershed Biogeochemistry Group

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The main focus of the Watershed Biogeochemistry Group is to investigate major elemental cycles in streams and their watersheds, particularly carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus pools and fluxes. We are especially interested in quantifying and characterizing the rich array of organic molecules that exist in stream ecosystems, and serve as the main food source to microorganisms and consequently to all biological communities. Throughout the watershed, water is found in many places beyond stream channels, including aquifers, soils, and sediments. Our biogeochemistry laboratory has the capabilities to perform a wide range of chemistry analyses in water samples from all these places.

Watershed Biogeochemistry Staff

Sara Geleskie Damiano

Sara Damiano

Staff Scientist
Headshot of Michael Gentile.

Michael Gentile

Staff Scientist
Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Postdoctoral Associate
Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D.

Diana Oviedo Vargas, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist
Sherman Roberts

Sherman Roberts

Staff Scientist
Myriah Wadley

Myriah Wadley

Staff Scientist, Part-Time Environmental Educator

Watershed Biogeochemistry News

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In situ measures of dissolved organic carbon flux in a rural stream
Kuserk, F.T., L.A. Kaplan, and T.L. Bott. 1984. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 41:964–973.
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Microbial heterotrophic utilization of dissolved organic matter in a piedmont stream
Kaplan, L.A., and T.L. Bott. 1983. Freshwater Biology 13:363–377.
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Diel fluctuations of DOC generated by algae in a piedmont stream
Kaplan, L.A., and T.L. Bott. 1982. Limnology and Oceanography 27:1091–1100.
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Patterns of dissolved organic carbon in transport
Kaplan, L.A., R.A. Larson, and T.L. Bott. 1980. Limnology and Oceanography 25:1034–1043.