Check out our newest DryRivers RCN paper from Michelle Busch! In this paper, Michelle explores how researchers name 'rivers that cease to flow.' Unsurprisingly, different disciplines have used a variety of terms over the years. As these systems become more common due to climate change [and thus increasingly important for water resource management], we argue that shared terminology will enhance associated management, regulatory, and research efforts.
Open access link here: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/7/1980
Matt Shockey is our newest team member! Matt graduated from LSU this spring with a degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management. During his time at LSU, Matt conducted research on shrink-swell clays in bottomland hardwood forests. He also spent multiple summers interning at a stream restoration firm in Maryland. Here at UA, Matt plans to study how river-floodplain connectivity impacts ecosystem functions. [We're also working on his football team preferences...Roll Tide!]
Delaney Peterson is joining the lab in Fall 2020! She's joins us from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!!!), where she received a BS in Water Resources and a BA in Religion and Culture. During her undergrad, Delaney conducted research on hydropedology at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, and she was also a member of the HighTechs varsity dance team. Here in Tuscaloosa, Delaney plans to research watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry.
Welcome to the team Delaney!