ESSIC / CICS-MD Associate Professor Sujay Kaushal recently co-authored an article titled “Episodic salinization and freshwater salinization syndrome mobilize base cations, carbon, and nutrients to streams across urban regions” published in Biogeochemistry.
The article discusses the effects of episodic salinization and freshwater salinization syndrome on the water quality of 12 watersheds along the East Coast. The results suggest the two factors can affect nutrient mobilization, shifting acid–base status and augmenting eutrophication– warranting serious consideration in water quality management.
In addition to his work at ESSIC, Kaushal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology. His current research projects focus primarily on understanding the interactive effects of land use and climate change on water resources. He was also a lead author for a paper titled “Watershed chemical cocktails: forming novel elemental combinations in Anthropocene fresh waters” in that same issue of Biogeochemistry.
To view the study, download the PDF at the following: “Episodic salinization and freshwater salinization syndrome mobilize base cations, carbon, and nutrients to streams across urban regions”.