Congratulations to our stream researchers

David Lee and Carrie Jensen successfully defended their theses and graduated this spring.   Both worked in mountain streams and developed unique ways to monitor the dynamics that occur in those systems.  David’s work focused on passive monitoring of water quality in streams using material to sorb solutes and measure flux by the desorption of alcohol tracers.  Taken together he was able to approximate mean concentrations of dissolved material in streams.  Carrie monitored the wetting dynamics of headwater stream channels.  A nice article on her work was developed by Virginia Tech’s Center for Communicating Science.  You can read about Carrie’s work here. 

We miss David and Carrie, but we’re excited for them as they move on to new things. 

About

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.