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Lydia Nickolas

Office 106, Peavy Hall
Corvallis, OR 97330
United States
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Official position at address above: Graduate Research Assistant, MS candidate Water Resources Science
Educational Institutions attended: College of Charleston (2009-2013) Oregon State University (2014-Present)
Roles/Affiliations: Graduate Research Assistant
Principal Collaborators: Catalina Segura
General Interests: Hillslope hydrology, isotope hydrology, slope stability.
Current Research Projects/Activities: 1. Investigation of seasonal and spatial variability of the delivery of water from hillslopes to streams and its relation to the transport of nutrients in a small forested headwater catchment in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. In this study, analysis will focus on characterizing the evolution of stable water isotope signatures (d18O and d 2H) and nutrient concentrations during storm events over the course of 2015-2016. 2. Investigation of the spatial and temporal variability of surface water isotopes across the western Willamette River Basin, with a specific focus on the Mary’s River and its tributaries. The interpretation of this variability will be based upon the determination of water isotope content for precipitation and surface water samples at thirty sites, collected every 3 weeks, over a one-year period of time. The goal of this project is to identify which factors explain the variation in surface water isotope signatures near the Coastal Range through the creation of a spatial-temporal model.

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Hometown: Austin, TX
Personal Interests: Hiking and exploring the vast scenic expanses of Oregon.