Dr. Christopher Osburn
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
+1 919 515 0382
Ancillary field work in 2011 while sampling DOM in southeastern NC streams of the Neuse River Basin.
I like muck...especially when it's dissolved in surface waters. We scientist-types call that dissolved organic matter (DOM) and I try to figure out:
In other words, I wish to understand the flux and cycling of DOM in surface waters, both fresh and salty. My research areas have included fresh and saline lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal shelves. Field sites have included: Chesapeake Bay, Hawai'i, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, Gulf of Mexico, Baltic Sea, and Beaufort Sea.
- What are its sources in natural waters?
- What is its biological and chemical reactivity in natural waters?
- What information does it contain about environmental processes?
These days, I'm focusing on the Neuse River Basin and its Estuary in to Pamlico Sound. I have just started working on tropical streams in Costa Rica.
I try (emphasis on try) to update this page when I am actively recruiting students. If you are interested, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATES and ACTIVITIES:
- Congratulations to Molly Mikan (M.S., Marine Science, 2012) and Adeline Brym (M.S., Marine Science, 2013)!
- In progress ... DOM in Costa Rican streams, Greenland lakes
- DOM, POM, and lignin in estuaries (again...)
updated infrequently...web design isn't my strong suit either
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