Welcome Gretchen Stokes!

Welcome to the group, Gretchen Stokes! Gretchen is a PhD student pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ecology degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She is currently leading a collaborative global fisheries project with the United States Geological Survey and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and will be specializing in movement ecology and GIS analysis. Fun fact: Gretchen spent a year in the rainforests of Brazil tracking arapaima.

Welcome Trista Brophy!

Welcome to the group, Trista Brophy! Trista is coming to UF with 2 master’s degrees from the University of South Florida (Environmental Science & Policy and Global Sustainability). She most recently was on staff at Tampa Bay Water. Trista is pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ecology degree through the School of Natural Resources and Environment and will be concentrating on GIS/Soil and Water Science. Fun fact: Trista is a tango teacher and DJ.

2018 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

GSA 2018 was a success! UF-LWL students Libby Quinn and Aleks Glavnik presented posters as part of the Undergraduate Hydrogeology Showcase. A big congrats to Libby on taking home the top prize! The Agrohydrology technical session co-chaired with Erin Haacker (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Jill Deines (Stanford University) featured some amazing research focused on the intersection water, land, and society. Check out the GSA press release coming out of the session.

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19th Annual SWS Research Forum

Congrats to all the presenters at the 19th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum! This year’s forum featured Dr. Johannes Lehmann from Cornell University and over 50 SWS presenters. Our lab’s Susan Lamb presented her poster, “Evaluating Physical, Agricultural, and Social Drivers to Irrigation Water Use in Western Kansas”. Not too many departments hold their own research forum - just another reason to choose UF!

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Welcome Susan Lamb!

Welcome to the group, Susan Lamb! Susan is a Michigan native and will be starting her MS degree in the Soil and Water Sciences Department. She graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a BS degree in Geology and will be focusing on agricultural water use while at UF. Fun fact: Susan spent a semester in Nicaragua investigating the performance of water relief projects as part of the Human Needs and Global Resources program.

It's go time!

The Land and Water Lab has transitioned from Wheaton College (IL) to the University of Florida. We will be in full swing starting July 1st. Check out the UF Soil and Water Sciences link under the Links tab for more information about the department. We are looking forward to being a part of this great group and institution!