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Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Geology and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
5825 University Research Court, Suite 4001
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 405-7048
(301) 405-8468 (fax)

Professional Preparation
1997                    B.A. Biology, Cornell University
2003                    Ph.D. Biology, University of Colorado
2003-2005            Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2010-Present        Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
2005-2010            Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science

Representative Publications

Kaushal S.S., K.A.Delaney-Newcomb, S.E.G. Findlay, T.A. Newcomer, M.J. Pennino, S.W. Duan, G. Sivirichi, A.M. Sides, and M.R. Walbridge. 2014. Longitudinal changes in carbon and nitrogen fluxes and stream metabolism along an urban watershed continuum. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-9979-9

Pennino, M.J., S.S. Kaushal, J.J. Beaulieu, P.M. Mayer, and C.P. Arango. 2014. Effects of urban stream burial on nitrogen uptake and ecosystem metabolism: implications for watershed nitrogen and carbon fluxes. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-9958-1

Kaushal, S.S.
, P.M. Mayer, P. Vidon, R.M. Smith, M.J. Pennino, S.W. Duan, T.A. Newcomer, C. Welty, and K.T. Belt. 2014. Land use and climate variability amplify carbon, nutrient, and contaminant pulses: a review with management implications. Journal of the American Water Resources Association DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12204

Kaushal, S.S., G.E. Likens, R. Utz, M.L. Pace, M. Grese, and M. Yepsen.  2013.  Increased river alkalinization in the Eastern U.S. Environmental Science & Technology DOI: 10.1021/es401046s

Newcomer, T.A., S.S. Kaushal, P.M. Mayer, A. Shields, E.A. Canuel, P.M. Groffman, A.J. Gold, and K.A. Delaney.  2012.  Influence of natural and novel organic carbon sources on denitrification in forest, urban degraded, and restored streams. Ecological Monographs doi:10.5061/dryad.4gk00/1

Kaushal, S.S.,
and K.T. Belt.  2012.  The Urban Watershed Continuum:  Evolving Spatial and Temporal Dimensions.  Urban Ecosystems 15:  409-435.

Kaushal, S.S
, P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, E. Elliott, and C.A. Kendall. 2011. Tracking nonpoint nitrogen pollution in human-impacted watersheds. Environmental Science & Technology 10.1021/es200779e

Kaushal, S.S.
, G.E. Likens, N.A. Jaworski, M.L. Pace, A.M. Sides, D. Seekell, K.T. Belt, D.H. Secor, and R.L. Wingate. Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1890/090037.

Kaushal, S.S.
, P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, C.A. Shields, R.P. Morgan, M.A. Palmer, K.T. Belt, G.T. Fisher, C.M. Swan, and S.E.G. Findlay. Interaction between urbanization and climate variability amplifies watershed nitrate export in Maryland. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 5872-5878, 2008. 10.1021/es800264f.

Kaushal, S.S.
, P.M. Groffman, P.M. Mayer, E. Striz, E.J. Doheny, A.J. Gold. 2008. Effects of stream restoration on denitrification at the riparian-stream interface of an urbanizing watershed of the mid-Atlantic U.S. Ecological Applications 18: 789-804.

Kaushal, S.S.
, W.M. Lewis, Jr., and J.H. McCutchan, Jr. 2006. Land use change and nitrogen enrichment of a Rocky Mountain watershed. Ecological Applications 16: 299-312.

Kaushal, S.S.
, P.M. Groffman, G.E. Likens, K.T. Belt, W.P. Stack, V.R. Kelly, K.C. Weathers, L.E. Band, and G.T. Fisher. 2005. Increased salinization of fresh water in the northeastern U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 13517-13520.

Elmore, A.J. and Kaushal, S.S. 2008. Disappearing headwaters: Patterns of stream burial due to urbanization. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6, doi: 10.1890/070101.

Kaushal, S.S.
and W.M. Lewis, Jr. 2005. Fate and transport of dissolved organic nitrogen in minimally disturbed streams. Biogeochemistry 74: 303-321.

Kaushal, S.S.
and W.M. Lewis, Jr. 2003. Patterns in the chemical fractionation of organic nitrogen in Rocky Mountain streams. Ecosystems 6: 483-492.

Kaushal, S.S.
and M.W. Binford. 1999. Relationship between C:N ratios of lake sediments, organic matter sources, and historical deforestation in Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts. Journal of Paleolimnology 22: 439-442.

Synergistic Activities
Associate Editor and Co-Editor Emerging Ideas and Synthesis Section,
IGB Visiting Scientist Fellowship (Berlin, Germany)
Steering Committee NSF Denitrification Research Coordination Network Workshop
NSF supported Stream Ecological Observatory Network (STREON) Working Group
co-PI of Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) site
co-PI of Washington D.C. Urban Long-Term Research Exploratory Area (ULTRA) site

Awards and Fellowships

NSF Biosphere Atmosphere Research Training Fellowship.  1998. 

Best Poster for Pure and Applied Research.  1999.  North American Benthological Society                       (Currently Society for Freshwater Science).

Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation Fellowship.  2000.

Editor’s Choice Citation.  Chin, G.H.  2005.  Environmental Science.  Science 309:  2139.

IGB Fellowship in Freshwater Science.  Leibniz Institute.  2008. 

Plenary Keynote Speaker American Water Resources Association Meeting.  2012.

University of Maryland CMNS (College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences) Board of Visitors Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.  2012.

IRPE Prize (International Recognition of Professional Excellence) http://www.int-res.com/ecology-institute/irpe-prize/.

Thesis Advisor
Ph.D. Advisor for Tamara Newcomer (University of Maryland); Ph.D. Co-advisor for Kristy Hopfensperger (University of Maryland); M.S. Advisor for Katie Delaney (University of Maryland); M.S. Advisor for Carolyn Klocker (University of Maryland); M.S. Advisor for Gwen Stanko (University of Maryland Baltimore County); Ph.D. Advisor for Michael Pennino (University of Maryland); Ph.D. Advisor for Rose Smith (University of Maryland); M.S. Advisor for Tom Doody (University of Maryland)