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.
4/14/2019: Lab members Kevin Jackson and Kayleigh Granville both earned Honorable Mentions for their NSF GRFP applications!
4/4/2019: Former MS student April Doroski's thesis work published in Wetlands! https://rdcu.be/busdL
3/27/2019: Congratulations to Sean Ooi and Janet Barclay, recipients of this year's college-level MS Research and PhD Research awards!
2/8/2019: New paper out, led by former MS student April Doroski. Greenhouse gas response when coastal wetlands experience both urban pollution and saltwater intrusion. Click here.
1/16/2019: 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!
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