Welcome to the Abbott Lab of Ecosystem Ecology
We research how human activity affects the water and nutrient cycles that sustain all life on Earth. Our current projects investigate water chemistry in river networks undergoing permafrost degradation in Alaska, nutrient pollution in agricultural and urban landscapes around the world, and interactions among people, wildfire, and water quality in the Utah Lake watershed. We also use expert assessment methods to explore how sub-sea permafrost, air pollution, wildfire, and water security respond to environmental changes.
We are always looking for creative and motivated students to help address these important environmental and societal issues. Click here to find out how to join the team!
- We are recruiting a postdoc to work on an interdisciplinary water cycle project with 9 researchers and 25 students (details here). Click here to find out how to apply!
- Emilee Severe just received a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellowship to study microplastics in the UK. We will miss her but wish her well!