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.
11/28/2016: Our wetlands research and MS student April Doroski featured in Connecticut Sea Grant's Magazine - Wrack Lines.
10/6/2016: EPA Awards UConn grant for water quality research, including Helton. Click here to read more.
9/30/2016: Congrats to undergraduate Kayleigh Granville for a great Holster Scholar presentation "Effects of salinity on ephemeral wetland food webs"
9/24/2016: New article in press by PhD Student Janet Barclay: "Do waterbody classifications predict water quality"
4/28/2016: Congrats to MS student Jason Sauer who will be joining Nancy Grimm's lab at ASU for his PhD in Fall 2016 & Congrats to undergrad Mary Zawatski who will be joining Nat Weston's lab at Villanova for her MS in Fall 2016!!
2/12/2016: New article in press at Biogeochemistry: "Drought and saltwater incursion synergistically reduce dissolved organic carbon export from coastal freshwater wetlands"
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