Carrie awarded VWRRC grant and coauthored GRL paper on strontium isotope dendritic network models

Version 2Carrie Jensen was awarded a student seed grant through the Virginia Water Resources Research Center for her dissertation work on storm dynamics of expansion and contraction of temporary headwater streams.  Andy Dolloff, with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station and the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, is her Co-PI on the grant.

Carrie also contributed to a manuscript that was published online last week in Geophysical Research Letters.  The study expanded on a geostatistical method described in McGuire et al. (2014), by developing a spatial stream network model of strontium isotopic composition of stream water in a large Alaska river basin.  The model provided a means to quantify the influence of landscape versus in-stream processes on strontium isotopic composition of rivers.

Brennan, S. R.C. E. TorgersenJ. P. HollenbeckD. P. FernandezC. K. Jensen, and D. E. Schindler (2016), Dendritic network models: Improving isoscapes and quantifying influence of landscape and in-stream processes on strontium isotopes in riversGeophys. Res. Lett.43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068904.


Dr. Kevin McGuire is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and the associate director for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.

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