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.
3/4/2021: PhD student Danielle Hare's research on shallow and deep groundwater contributions to streams across the U.S. published today in Nature Communications and featured in UConn Today and The Conversation
2/2/2021: New paper led by former undergraduate Kayleigh Granville on seasonal patterns of denitrification published in Wetlands! Click here.
9/20/2020: New paper led by former PhD student Janet Barclay "Improved Prediction of Management‐Relevant Groundwater Discharge Characteristics Throughout River Networks" published in WRR. Click here.
5/20/2020: Helton gives a CLEAR webinar on "Water Quality Challenges in Groundwater Influenced Streams" - you can watch the recording here.
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