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New Synthesis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Reservoirs to Appear in BioScience

The view from below Keno Reservoir on the Klamath River, one of the reservoirs included in the Deemer et al., BioScience study.

A new paper synthesizing information about reservoir greenhouse gas emissions led by Bridget Deemer is set to appear in BioScience next Wednesday, October 5.  The paper is already attracting some attention from the press and has been featured in Science Magazine, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, Popular Science, the Spokane Spokesman-Review, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the Vancouver Columbian.

Here is a link to the WSU press release.



WSU-U Idaho NSF INFEWS Proposal Funded

A 4-year, $3 million collaborative proposal to study the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in the Columbia River Basin (Harrison Co-PI) was recently approved for funding.  Our group is now seeking a Ph.D. student to work on understanding and modeling interactions between water, food, and energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S..  This large, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator project has the following overarching aims:

Aim 1: develop a theoretical foundation characterizing our region’s FEW system that is generalizable to national and global scales

Aim 2: integrate state-of-the-science computational models to capture FEW system interactions

Aim 3: evaluate FEW solutions (identifying ancillary benefits or unintended consequences) using the modeling platforms

Aim 4: utilize a two-way stakeholder engagement approach to develop new strategies and remove barriers to strategy adoption

Welcome Sarah!

Sarah_KintnerPlease join me in welcoming Sarah Kintner to our group!  Sarah joins us from Eau Claire Wisconsin.  She begins a MS in Environmental Science this fall, co-advised with Kevan Moffett.

Welcome Sofia!

Sofia_D'ambrosioPlease join me in welcoming Sofia D’Ambrosio to WSU and to our group!  Sofia comes to us most recently from Maryland (via California) and will be pursuing a MS in Environmental Science starting this fall.

Welcome Corey!

Corey_RuderPlease join me in welcoming Corey Ruder to our group!  Corey comes to us from Minnesota (via Siberia).  She arrived on campus today and will be starting a PhD this fall.

Reed Norton to Defend MS Thesis on Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Climate Change July 27

Reed sampling gas from bioswale mesocosms
A side view of three of Reed’s mesocosms showing sampling ports and water reservoir for executing experimental storms

Please join us for the public presentation portion of Reed Norton’s MS Thesis Defense!  Reed’s thesis is titled “Effects of storm size and frequency on nitrogen retention, denitrification, and greenhouse gas production in bioretention mesocosms.”


Time: 10:00 AM

Location: VECS 125

The talk will also be broadcast via AMS to Webster 1234 in Pullman