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Brent Heerspink

Brent Heerspink is a Student Trainee with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center, and a PhD student at Michigan State University in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. Brents work focuses on the processes that control streamflow and water chemistry in rivers across the Great Lakes region.

Brent is intersted in how landscape characteristics and hydrologic processes effect stream water chemistry, and in interactions between surface and ground waters. Specifically, he study the role of surface and groundwater runoff processes in determining nutrient transport from the landscape to surface waters. He has background in hydrogeology, geochemistry and envrioental biology with expertise in the application of data analysis and hydrologic models to local to regional water quality and availability investigations.