Welcome to the Helton Lab at the University of Connecticut's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment & the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
We are interested in how water and elemental (primarily carbon and nutrient) cycles are linked across landscapes and how human activities and global climate change alter these cycles and their interactions. Our research focuses on a range of freshwater ecosystems - streams and rivers, floodplains, and wetlands using a variety of field and simulation modeling approaches.
Please explore the research and publications pages for more information.
1/16/2018: The lab is growing! Welcome postdoc Mark Harvey, Phd student Eric Moore, and MS student Adam Haynes who all join us as part of our new NSF-funded Legacy Nitrogen Project!
1/3/2018: Two papers from the Helton lab out this week on wetland response to saltwater intrusion - one led by Helton in Ecosystems (here) and another led by former MS student April Doroski in Soil Biology and Biocheistry (here)!
8/24/2018: Welcome MS student Kevin Jackson to the lab!
7/6/2018: Helton and Dr. Marty Briggs and Dr. Jeff Starn (USGS) are awarded an NSF to study legacy nitrogen in groundwater discharge to streams and rivers!
6/7/2018: Helton and Dr. Marty Briggs (USGS) are seeking MS and PhD graduate students - see more information here.
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