STUDENTSWorking on "Water Quality and Supply Impacts from Climate-Induced Insect Tree Mortality and Resource Management in the Rocky Mountain West"
Research interests include the interrelationships between water and nutrient cycles with possible implications for contaminant transport.
Current research invesitgates this concept in the context of
the land cover change from the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in the
Rocky Mountian West. Previous work approached the question from a
geochemical perspective to understand groundwater residence times for
which metal desorption kinetics are important.
My research focuses on the impacts the mountain pine beetle epidemic may have on water quality and quantity in the Rocky Mountain West.
Mikkelson KM, Bearup L, Sharp JO,
Maxwell RM and McCray JE 2012. Bark beetle infestation effects on water
quality and quantity: a review. Environmental
Research Letters. In Prep.