Laura E Hubbard

Biography

EDUCATION

M.S. Geology, concentration in Hydrology, Indiana University, 2007. Thesis: "The impact of storm characteristics and land use on nutrient export in two glaciated watersheds in central Indiana, USA"

B.S. Geological Sciences, Certificate in Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004. Senior Research: "Field study to determine the lawn length needed to reduce runoff from rooftop downspouts for various rainfall intensities"

 

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Contaminants of emerging concern
  • Restored and native oxbow nutrient retention
  • Water-quality data collection and analysis
  • Nonpoint evaluation in both agricultural and urban areas

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Pathogens and other contaminants in groundwater and surface water proximal to poultry facilities in the Midwest
  • Development of regressions for nutrient and sediment load computation in Great Lakes tributaries
  • A landscape-scale experiment to quantify the hydrological, chemical, and biological effects of eliminating a wastewater treatment plant discharge into an urban stream ecosystem
  • Chemical and Microbial Contaminants Derived from Animal Feeding Operations: Phase I - National Assessment of Relative Contaminant Contributions to Streams