About me and about this

Hello!

My name is Adam N. Wlostowski. I am a Ph.D. student at The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, working with the Gooseff hydroecology laboratory. As an early career researcher, I am broadly interested in hydrologic processes across the earth surface and shallow subsurface, and associated social, ecological, and biogeochemical implications. I recently finished (Fall 2012) my M.S. thesis at Penn State in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which was focussed on understanding solute transport dynamics in tundra headwater streams, located on Alaska’s north slope. My M.S. research involved three field campaigns in Northern Alaska, making a suite of hydrologic and chemical measurements, as well as data analysis and numerical modeling back in the lab at Penn State. I was lucky enough to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers seeking to learn more about the impacts of changing seasonality on high arctic river networks. Visit our team research page to learn more about this project.

I started this blog to keep folks abreast as I begin my Ph.D. work, which will be focussed on ecosystem modeling of the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica! In the next few days I will be embarking on a long journey to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, to be an enthusiastic member of the McMurdo LTER “stream-team.” I will be stationed in Antarctica from November 2 – approximately February 7. I’ll be honest, I know very little about what I’m getting into. The next few months will should be quite an adventure, but more importantly a priceless learning experience. I will try my best to keep you updated on what I learn as the days go by.

Talk to you soon.

Cheers,

Adam

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2 thoughts on “About me and about this

  1. Julie Corredato

    Hello Adam, I just read the Morning Call article about you, so thought I’d drop a line. I work in the Northampton Community College Library, and have a son extremely interested in polar regions & earth science. I cannot wait to show him your blog. The photographs are amazing, and I’m impressed with your writing clarity. Cheers!

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