Graduate Student Profile Christopher Whitney

Christopher Whitney, M.S. StudentChristopher Whitney

Natural Resources: Soil and Water Resource Management

Advisor: Dr. Wilfred Wollheim

Research Topic: Aquatic biogeochemistry

 I am currently studying rates and drivers of nitrogen retention in fluvial wetlands in northeastern Massachusetts within the watersheds of the Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (PIE LTER) site. I am using new in situ sensor technology and experimental methods adapted from research performed in channelized stream reaches to quantify the rates of nitrate removal and to look at potential drivers of this removal.