I am a freshwater biogeochemist and ecosystem ecologist currently at the University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS). I am working with Bob Hall as part of the StreamPulse Project to model both hydrologic controls on freshwater metabolism and the transport and transformation of carbon within rivers.
I received my PhD from Duke University in the University Program in Ecology where I was co-advised by Emily Bernhardt and Dean Urban. My dissertation research investigated the effects of stressors (e.g. increased extremes in hydrologic flow regimes, contamination, and excess nutrients) as fundamental drivers of urban freshwater ecosystem function.
As a scientist, I strive to perform research which will improve fundamental understanding in the field of aquatic biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology. You can read more about my research here.
As an environmental educator, I seek to inspire the next generation of thoughtful stewards of the earth through teaching critical analysis, data interpretation, and communication skills. You can read more about my teaching philosophy and experience here.
joanna.blaszczak (at) duke.edu
Updates & News:
June 6th: First day of my postdoc at FLBS!
March 27th: I gave a lecture on my dissertation as part of the weekly ecology seminar series.
March 23rd: I successfully defended my Ph.D.! I am so grateful to my advisors, committee, family, and friends for all their support!