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.
3/13/2017: The Helton lab shows up at CCNR! Congrats to all lab members on their great presentations!
3/9/2017: Congrats to Kayleigh Granville for receiving the Michael Lefor Award from CAWS to study nitrogen cycling in coastal wetlands!
2/10/2017: PhD student Janet Barclay passes her comprehensive exams. Congrats Janet!
1/17/2017: Congrats to Katherine Bell and Kelsey Witik for receiving a UConn IDEA grant to study the effects of road salts on soils and plants!
12/16/2016: EPA awards UConn grant to study how sea level rise-driven shifts in wetland vegetation alter ecosystem services, including Helton.
12/13/2016: The Helton lab is seeking a new PhD student, beginning in the summer/fall 2017. Please see "Join the Lab" for details.
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