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.
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.
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!
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