Emily Stephan

Emily Stephan

2013 RAP Award

SUNY ESF – Ph.D. Candidate

Sustainable Mianus River Watershed Management Plans developed with Community-based i-Tree Hydro Modeling

Through urbanization we have created an “urban biogeochemistry” that involves imbalances in watershed nutrient cycles, polluted waterways, and compromised ecosystems due to adverse interactions between society and the environment. Excess and bioavailable nitrogen is of particular concern in developed environments since it can accelerate eutrophication and degrade aquatic systems. My research is based on enhancing nitrogen removal with green infrastructure, and it considers how social components can enhance the technical components of green infrastructure.

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