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.
8/1/2017: Welcome new MS student Sean Ooi to the lab! Sean will be working on our coastal wetlands project.
6/1/2017: Ashley, Janet, and colleagues from the USGS, Jeff Starn and Marty Briggs received a Connecticut Institute of Water Resources grant to study legacy N loading from groundwater to streams and rivers.
4/19/2017: April successfully defended her MS thesis!
4/6/2017: Janet receives the GSA summer research award for measuring N flux from groundwater to streams.
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!
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