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Kelly Deuerling

Kelly Deuerling

Assistant Professor

LS 437

I am interested in how water flows through and promotes chemical weathering and nutrient cycling within the critical zone – the region between the top of vegetation and the bottom of aquifers that supports terrestrial life.  This includes groundwater-surface water interaction, chemical weathering across climates, water-rock interaction, and effects of anthropogenic practices on surface and groundwaters.  I utilize a variety of geochemical techniques including major/nutrient/redox-sensitive elemental concentrations and isotopic composition to understand these systems.  Current projects include interpreting the impact of controlled lake drawdown on total phosphorus and suspended sediment loads in Wisconsin’s Ahnapee River and characterizing changing flow paths and chemical weathering conditions in shallow groundwaters of agricultural and restored prairie systems in Nebraska and Iowa.
 
Education:
B.S. University of Florida
M.S. The Ohio State University
Ph.D. University of Florida