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Luke C Loken

Luke Loken is a Hydrologist with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.

I am a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey with a broad ecological background. My research focuses on hydrology and biogeochemistry in aquatic ecosystems at a range of ecological-scales. Some topics include: 1) The causes and consequences of spatial heterogeneity of water chemistry in lakes, rivers, and estuaries. 2) Drivers and patterns of ecosystem processes (metabolism, nutrient cycling, population dynamics). 3) The persistence of human-derived material (fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals) in river networks across landscapes.

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