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Kelly is an ecosystem ecologist interested in the dynamics and management of water resources. As a member of the cyberinfrastructre team, she provides data science and computational support for SESYNC teams and fellows. Her current research projects investigate the performance of green infrastructure, recycling sewage from cities, and wetland ecohydrology. She also has expertise in aspects of stream restoration and Clean Water Act.
Kelly received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Environmental Science with a focus in ecology from the University of Virginia, where she conducted research on aquaculture food webs in coastal bays using stable isotopes. Before coming to SESYNC, Kelly sharpened her editorial skills working at the Ecological Society of America to help publish the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
|An Overview of Conceptual Models, Analytical Frameworks and Research Questions in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus||
Jan 01, 2016
SESYNC white paper summarizing the current state of FEW nexus research.
|Committing to ecological restoration||
May 07, 2015
Perspective published in Science.
|Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals||
Sep 25, 2014
Article published in Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.
|Restoration As Mitigation: Analysis of Stream Mitigation for Coal Mining Impacts in Southern Appalachia||
Sep 23, 2014
Article published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.