Dissertation seminar: “Biogeochemical signals of watersheds’ response to disturbance”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Francisco Guerrero-Bolano, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Forest Management and Water Resources Science. Major professor: Jeff Hatten

Dissertation Defense: “Biogeochemical signals of watersheds’ response to disturbance”

In his research, Francisco looks at long-term records (30-1500 years) of biogeochemical signals that result from the interaction between streamflow, sediment transport and nutrient cycling in forested landscapes. Francisco combines detailed physical-chemical analysis of sediments with fundamental principles derived from the mathematical theory of information to gain mechanistic insights on ecosystem behavior. By understanding the biogeochemical signals of watersheds response to disturbance, Francisco’s research aims to gain insights into integrated resilience assessments in forested watersheds of the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, November 7, 2 PM. 361 Strand Hall