I am an MSc student under the supervision of Andrew MacDougall in the Department of Integrative Biology, and Jana Levison in the School of Engineering. My research focuses on nutrient dynamics and ecohydrology in marginal lands of intensively managed farms. My research hopes to address scientific questions including:

  1. How can we increase water quality in watersheds where intensive agricultural practices occur?
  2. What ecosystem services do prairie filter strips provide along the vadose zone and groundwater flow path in row-crop landscapes?

Answering these questions will provide greater insight into possible strategies to offset the environmental footprint intensive farming practices have on the Lake Erie watershed.