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Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 635

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Degree: 
PhD
Major: 
Water Resources Science
Advisor(s): 

Chad Higgins - Biological and Ecological Engineering 

 

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At OSU
Academic Interests: 

My research focuses on nutrient cycling and leaching in agricultural systems. Specifically, I consider the role distinct sustainable agricultural practices play in influencing microbial and mycological communities and their impacts on nitrogen and phosphorus.

Biography

My research is directed toward improving our understanding of the fundamental processes and principles of water and nutrient movement through forests and how these may be impacted by our land management activities.  I am focusing on spatial and temporal variability of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations under natural conditions and after disturbances in the Trask Watershed.  Through modeling of the relationship between N and P variability and morphometric, soils, geologic, and climatic variables at the catchment scale, controls on nutrient variability under natural and disturbed conditions can be identified.  Additionally, natural relationships and potential impacts of increased N and P concentrations due to disturbances on biological parameters (primary producers, macroinvertebrates, stream metabolism) can be quantified.

My Publications

I currently have no publications listed within this site.

Degree: 
MS WRS
Graduation Year: 
2017
Advisor(s): 

Kevin Bladon

Skip Rochefort

Thesis/Dissertation: 

Water resources.