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Bridget R Deemer, Ph.D.

Broadly, I am interested in how human activities are affecting the way that energy and nutrients cycle through ecosystems. My research aims to better characterize how reservoirs can affect the transport and transformation of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and other biologically relevant elements.

My research also explores the potential role of management in affecting ecosystem function. Identifying reservoir management win-wins as well as trade-offs is critical as the quantity and quality of water becomes increasingly variable under a changing climate. Currently, I am working on a project to understand how conditions in Lake Powell (and the associated management of Glen Canyon Dam) are affecting ecosystem metabolism in the Colorado River.