Global Change, Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis

Research group led by Stephen M Powers, assistant professor, Department of Biology and Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) at Baylor University, Texas, USA

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We study global change, with emphasis on surface water bodies and watersheds, often using data-intensive approaches to understand large-scale pattern and process. Interests include freshwater-climate interactions, watershed biogeochemistry, environmental data synthesis methods, spatial limnology, sensors, seasonal cycles, dams, and the “food-energy-water nexus.”

Would you like to know more about legacy phosphorus? Long-term ecological time series? Tools and principles for data-intensive collaborations? Implications of ice loss? Spatial and temporal patterns in reservoirs, their tributaries, or reservoir-fed rivers?
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Selected Publications

Powers SM, Fradkin SC, Baccus W, Archambault C, Boetsch JR, Brousil MB, Lofgren R, Rawhouser A, Hampton SE. 2022. Summer ecosystem structure in mountain lakes linked to interannual variability of lake ice, snowpack, and landscape attributes. Limnology & Oceanography

Powers SM, Chowdhury RB, MacDonald GK, Metson GS, Beusen AHW, Bouwman AF, Hampton SE, Mayer BK, McCrackin ML, Vaccari DA. 2019. Global opportunities to increase agricultural independence through phosphorus recycling. Earth’s Future | dataset

Powers SM and Hampton SE. 2019. Open science, reproducibility, and transparency in ecology. Ecological Applications

Powers SM, Baulch H, Hampton SE, Labou SG, Lottig NR, Stanley EH. 2017. Nitrification contributes to winter oxygen depletion in seasonally frozen forested lakes. Biogeochemistry | winter chemical limnology dataset

Powers SM, Bruulsema TW, Burt TP, Chan N, Elser JJ, Haygarth PM, Howden NJK, Jarvie HP, Lyu Y, Peterson HM, Sharpley AN, Shen J, Worrall J, Zhang F. 2016. Long-term accumulation & transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins. Nature Geoscience | Feature in Science for Environment Policy | press release 1 | press release 2

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