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INRC Research Seminar Series: Linking Soil Health to Improved Water Quality Via the Planting of Cover Crops in Two Indiana Watersheds

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Environmental Change Initiative at Notre Dame.

Tank's research focuses on the cycling of nutrients in streams and river with an emphasis on the restoration of ecosystem function in impacted systems. She leads a multidisciplinary group of researchers examining the effect of agricultural land use on freshwater as part of the Indiana Watershed Initiative. Her research is helping to quantify the water quality benefits of agricultural conservation practices through watershed-scale implementation of effective practices.

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Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

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INRC Research Seminar Series: Evaluation of Best Management Practices to Reduce Nitrate Loads Based on Watershed Characteristics, Baseflow Index and Groundwater Age

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Aaron Mittelstet, assistant professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

His areas of research focus on the
(1) evaluation of land use (Redcedar encroachment), climate change and management practices on water quantity and quality using both surface and ground water models;
(2) surface/groundwater interaction and the variability of streambed hydraulic conductivity both spatially and temporally; and
(3) effectiveness of streambank stabilization and restoration projects on streambank retreat, and monitoring erosion/deposition real time to improve understanding of the erosional and depositional processes

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share. Read more about INRC Research Seminar Series: Evaluation of Best Management Practices to Reduce Nitrate Loads Based on Watershed Characteristics, Baseflow Index and Groundwater Age