Published: Feb. 12, 2020
Beth Boyer

Please join CWEST for an Aiken Distinguished Seminar with Dr. Beth Boyer on Wednesday, February 19th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228. Dr. Boyer is a Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management and Director of the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center at Penn State University. Her talk is titled "Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Anthropogenic Processes in Watersheds". Read her abstract below for more information.


In this seminar, I will present examples of observational and modeling studies that link processes across watershed scales, toward: 1) exploring linkages between landscapes and stream water; 2) identifying principal controls on water and water quality at multiple watershed scales; and 3) quantifying cumulative watershed effects on downstream waters.   I will describe the use of statistical models to identify major terrestrial and aquatic properties that control streamflow and nutrient loadings across a range of watershed sizes, using the Spatially Referenced Regression on Watershed Attributes (SPARROW) approach.  Interdisciplinary research in the hydrological sciences provides an important basis for policies and management strategies to mitigate the effects of water pollution - toward protecting, conserving, and restoring surface waters.

Aiken Distinguished Seminars are held in conjunction with the Hydrology and Water Resources seminar series as well as INSTAAR seminar series. Refreshments will be served at 10:45am.