Freshwater System Dynamics
How do freshwater systems work? This is the basic question SFS’s research program in Freshwater System Dynamics seeks to answer. Our researchers study the physical, chemical, geological, and biological components of freshwater systems—including how these components change, cycle, and interact over timescales ranging from microseconds to millennia, and on spatial scales ranging from the molecular to the global.
SFS’s research in this area is improving our basic understanding of freshwater systems and generating the knowledge needed to manage these systems in a sustainable manner that preserves their functional integrity.
Freshwater system dynamics research draws upon many disciplines, including limnology, ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, hydrology, meteorology, and mathematics.
Faculty and scientists
Binkowski, Frederick P.
Fisheries biology, lake sturgeon biology, early life history of Great Lakes fishes, aquaculture, urban aquacultureBootsma, Harvey
Tropical limnology, nutrient cycling, food webs, carbon dynamicsCuhel, Russell L.
Microbiogeochemical ecophysiology, physical-chemical-biological coupling, time series analysis, hydrothermal vents, lithotrophy, undergraduate research opportunitiesGrundl, Tim
Groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and degradation, environmental tracersGuo, Laodong
Biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, colloids and nanoparticles, stable isotopes, radionuclides, environmental changeJanssen, John
Fisheries ecology, biological oceanographyKaster, Jerry L.
Function and evolution of freshwater and marine invertebratesKlaper, Rebecca
Genomics, emerging contaminants, pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, toxicology, nanotoxicology, ecology, biomarkers, water policyKlump, J. Val
Biogeochemistry, limnology, radiochemistry, nutrient and carbon cycling, observing systemsRoebber, Paul J.
Air-water interactions, synoptic-dynamic and mesoscale meteorology, numerical modeling, data analysisWaples, James
Biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, radiochemistry