This week, Ecohydrology Group Members are presenting their research at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting (December 14-18, 2015) in San Francisco. With nearly 24,000 attendees, AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.
A new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents the first geographically explicit and predictive modeling of the impact of river damming on the biogeochemical cycle of the nutrient element phosphorus.
Philippe Van Cappellen has been elected to the office of Vice-President/President-Elect of the International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry, ISEB (http://www.isebiogeochemistry.com). His terms will begin officially on January 1,2016. At that date, the present President of ISEB, Grant Ferris of the University of Toronto, will be replaced by the incoming President, Jerzy Weber.
A new publication by Ecohydrology researchers Philippe Van Cappellen and Raoul Couture and Spanish colleagues explores the fate of trace metals and sulfur in sediments of a reservoir lake impacted by acid mine drainage. The modeling study shows that the sediments act as a net sink for the pollutants, however, it will require cessation of the inflow of acid mine drainage to significantly improve water quality in the reservoir. DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.10.023
Sophie Guillon, Post Doctoral Fellow from Université du Québec visited the Ecohydrology group to discuss her research on the influence of snow coverand freezing conditions on water and gas exchanges between the atmosphere and groundwate