DUWC Student receives WRRI Grant


Mark River canoes across Falls Lake during a sample collecting trip.

Mark River, a Nicholas School Ph.D. student and Wetland Center member, has been awarded a $10,000 student grant from WRRI, the Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System. The award will support River's research into the transport and fate of particle-bound nitrogen and phosphorus in North Carolina Piedmont stormflow. A combination of turbidity sensors, flow-imaging particle size analysis, and scanning electron microscopy will be used along with chemical analysis of stormflow samples in order to quantify the relationship between particles and nutrients in high-flow events. DUWC Director Curtis Richardson is River's dissertation advisor.

January 19, 2016