I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech and I am being advised by Drs. Kevin McGuire and Brian Strahm. My dissertation focuses on hillslope hydrology and biogeochemistry. I am modeling water and nutrient transport under increased atmospheric nutrient loading conditions at a physical soil model at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina.
I am interested in effects of atmospheric deposition, land use change, climate change, and how they alter biogeochemical and ecological processes in terrestrial and aquatic systems. I combine direct in situ measurements with computer simulation modeling to better understand ecosystem function and to develop predictive models.