Hydrology Students Awarded Competitive LEEC Grants

Congratulations to MS students Emily DelDuco(left) and Bo Wang (right)! They have won University Research Grants from the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) to support their research.

Emily and Bo will each receive $1,200 for their studies – “Carbon transport and transformation in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Rivers” and “Assessing sediment availability in the lowermost Mississippi River for Louisiana coastal restoration.” They are both Dr. Jun Xu’s graduate students.

The University Research Grants are awarded to the most competitive proposals by graduate students from all colleges across the state. This year LEEC gave six awards, and our RNR students won two of them!

Lab Participates in 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Hydrology Lab members participating(L-R): Bo Wang, Emily DelDuco, Sanjeev Joshi, and Songjie He

Four graduate students from my lab recently presented their studies at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (Feb 21-26). The meeting is the world’s largest conference on coastal and ocean research, jointly organized every two years by the American Geophysical Union and American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. This year’s meeting was attended by more than 5000 researchers from all over the world. The presentations made by our students were well received, and they are:

  • Bo Wang - Long-term Sediment Accumulation in Mid-channel Bars of the Upper Reach of the Lower Mississippi River
  • Emily DelDuco - Spatiotemporal Distribution of DOC and DIC in the Atchafalaya River, the Largest Distributary of the Mississippi River
  • Sanjeev Joshi – Assessment of Long-Term Bathymetric and River Stage Changes in the Lowermost Mississippi River
  • Songjie He - Dissolved Strontium and Barium in Fresh and Saltwater: a 2-year Study in the Calcasieu River to the Gulf of Mexico