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.
6/7/2018: Helton and Dr. Marty Briggs (USGS) are seeking MS and PhD graduate students - see more information here.
5/21/2018: Helton and co-authors paper on how climate warming affects productivity in streams published in Nature Geosciences!
3/27/2018: Congrats to undergraduates Katherine Bell and Kayleigh Granville for receiving Summer Undergraduate Research Fund Awards for their Honors thesis research projects!
1/5/2018: Welcome Danielle Hare! Danielle will join us as a PhD student on our newly funded Stream Warming project!
11/1/2017: Welcome Lauren Koenig! Lauren joins us as a postdoc on the StreamPULSE project.
10/10/2017: Ashley and co-authors paper on dissolved organic carbon removal in river networks published in Advances in Water Resources.
8/23/2017: Ashley and co-authors paper on how network structure can affect nitrogen removal by stream networks published in Freshwater Biology.
8/1/2017: Welcome new MS student Sean Ooi to the lab! Sean will be working on our coastal wetlands project.
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