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Bull Run flows into Occoquan Drinking water reservoir (Photo by Sujay Kaushal)

A New Way to Monitor Water Quality

A new study led by Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) scientist Sujay Kaushal introduces a new way to think about water quality monitoring along urban streams that could help researchers more accurately track pollutants across waterways.

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A wide freshwater river in between two forests, broken up by a stone path

Stream Nitrogen Composition Alters the Chemistry of Freshwater Ecosystems

Sujay Kaushal, ESSIC and Department of Geology Associate Professor, is a co-author on a new paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles titled, “RH: Stream nitrogen composition Gradients of anthropogenic nutrient enrichment alter N composition and DOM stoichiometry in freshwater ecosystems”. Also credited on the paper is Shahan Haq, graduate student at the UMD Department of Geology.

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