"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 energy and nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) are stored and transformed in freshwater environments, and how these processes fit within the larger landscape context via aquatic-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
Thanks to the Rosemond and Ballantyne labs at UGA for hosting my visit to Coweeta!
Presented "The effects of urbanization on organic and inorganic carbon flux in a tropical watershed" at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR.
Our paper, Improving phosphorus measurements in freshwater: an analytical approach to eliminating silica interference is out in Limnology and Oceanography: Methods.