Dr. Kristina Hopkins studies the impacts of urbanization on rivers and streams, with a particular focus on understanding how the intensity and type of development impacts water quality and quantity. This work includes examining the impacts of different types of stormwater management strategies, both conventional and infiltration-based (i.e., green infrastructure), on watershed hydrology and nutrient fluxes. Her research also looks at translating ecosystem functions into ecosystem services and values by applying ecosystem-services approaches to floodplain systems and green stormwater infrastructure. Kristina completed her PhD in Geology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and then started at SESYNC as a postdoctoral research fellow. In 2016, she joined the United States Geological Survey as a Research Physical Scientist.
2014 - 2016
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Article published in Landscape and Urban Planning
Article published in Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment