"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it"
I am a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire in the McDowell research lab. Generally, my research centers around the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems, from nutrient cycling to invertebrate and fish communities.
Specifically, I study how nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) are stored and transformed in freshwater environments, and how these processes fit within the larger landscape context via aqua-terrestrial linkages.
Current field sites include the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, and the Lamprey River watershed in southern New Hampshire.
Please contact me via email: Lauren [dot] Koenig [at] unh [dot] edu
Presented "Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in a Suburbanizing Watershed: The Importance of Wetlands, People, and Flowpaths" at the American Geophysical Union Meeting (AGU).
"Improving Automated Phosphate Analysis to Eliminate Silica Interference" with co-authors Adam Baumann and Bill McDowell was awarded Best Presentation Emphasizing Methodology at the 2013 Society for Freshwater Science Meeting!
I am excited to serve as an instructor for the CONNECT STEM program at UNH this month!