My doctoral dissertation research focuses on the dynamics of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and monomethylmercury (MeHg) production within wetlands and wood-chip bioreactors constructed for the purpose of reducing agricultural nutrient loads to downstream waters. These edge-of-field practices have been identified by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy as the most promising for reducing nitrate loads. I am interested in characterizing the environmental factors that impact GHG emissions and methylation rates in these systems to inform management strategies to minimize negative environmental impacts of these systems.
Casey J Judge
Dr. William Crumpton
Area of Expertise:
Nutrient Dynamics in Wetlands
B.S. Biology, dual major Environmental Science, Iowa State University 2014
B.A. Linguistics, minor Ancient Civiliations, University of Iowa, 2008