Dr. Adam S. Ward, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.
Hosted by Prof Stefan Krause, Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES).
Dr Ward is an internationally renowned emerging leader in the interdisciplinary field of river corridor science. His research focuses on hydrological connections between streams, their landscapes, and their aquifers as a control on biogeochemical processes and ecosystem function, particularly the transport and fate of compounds in the environment. Specific interests include transport of nutrients in agricultural landscapes, contaminants of emerging concern in streams and wetlands, and carbon export from catchments.
Dr Ward’s visit will enable the advancement of interdisciplinary science and environmental metagenomics in the river corridor, catalysing collaboration around hydrological and ecological processes in the river corridor, drawing interest from around campus, including colleagues in GEES, Biosciences, and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.