Rebecca is an emerging researcher in aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry, with expertise on nutrient and algal dynamics in water bodies. She has just left the great white North and has recently joined the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri as an Assistant Professor of Water Quality. Her PhD in limnology was obtained at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where she worked on eutrophication issues in the African and North American Great Lakes. Her postdoctoral fellowship at Trent University, Ontario, Canada facilitated the expansion of her work to include the watershed, where she examined non-point sources of nutrient loading to a large lake. Her most recent work as a Research Associate with the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada has been focused on light-nutrient interactions in a large reservoir and the importance of winter processes.


Alba will be joining the University of Missouri in summer 2017

She is a stream ecologist working in:

  • Water quality
  • Effects of hydrology and morphology on stream function
  • Forest-stream interactions
  • Functional processes in stream ecosystems - nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production
  • Ecology of the hyporheic zone

Keywords: Water quality, Land use effects on aquatic ecosystems, Stream functional processes -nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production, Ecology of the hyporheic zone