Madison Foster, a Master's student working with Rob Payn on the CREWS-Judith River Watershed team, will present "Deciphering stream signals to assess hydrologic and biogeochemical controls on stream nitrate attenuation" on Monday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m. as part of the LRES Seminar Series at Montana State University.
Stream corridors can substantially attenuate nitrate loads, and understanding the interactive pathways of water movement and biogeochemical reactions influencing this attenuation is critical to managing nitrate export from agricultural watersheds. In the Judith River Watershed in Central Montana, distinct chemistry across sources of stream water presents a unique opportunity to study how processes across a stream corridor influence stream nitrate concentrations. I propose research that explores how high-frequency measurements of nitrate and dissolved oxygen, or stream signals, may lead to a more holistic understanding of stream corridor nitrate processing.
For more information and how to join, visit https://landresources.montana.edu/seminars/index.html.