Molly Welsh Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
My research focuses on quantifying the effects of stream and floodplain restoration on seasonal hydrology (surface water-groundwater interactions) and biogeochemistry (cycling of nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus). I am interested in identifying tradeoffs in ecosystem services, such as water quality improvement through nitrogen removal, versus potential disservices, including release of greenhouse gases. Additionally, I am analyzing social and economic components of restoration projects and investigating various methods of incorporating local environmental knowledge into cooperative watershed management. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow under the direction of Dr. Philippe Vidon at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
May 2018 (anticipated) Ph.D. Environmental Science, Water and Wetland Resource Studies State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
December 2014 M.S. Earth Sciences University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
May 2013 B.S. Environmental Science and Management Minor: Marine and Environmental Policy University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
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Graduate Program in Environmental Science State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse, NY 13210