LRES Virtual Seminar Series presents Madison Foster, M.S. LRES
- Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1:10pm
Deciphering stream signals to assess hydrologic and biogeochemical controls on stream nitrate attenuation
Host: Dr. Cathy Zabinski
Madison Foster, M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Robert Payn
Stream corridors can substantially attenuate nitrate loads, and understanding the interactive pathways of water movement and biogeochemical reactions influencing this attenuation is critical to managing nitrate export from agricultural watersheds. In the Judith River Watershed in Central Montana, distinct chemistry across sources of stream water presents a unique opportunity to study how processes across a stream corridor influence stream nitrate concentrations. I propose research that explores how high-frequency measurements of nitrate and dissolved oxygen, or stream signals, may lead to a more holistic understanding of stream corridor nitrate processing.
- Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences