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Alec is working towards an M.S. under Dr. Margaret Palmer through the MEES (Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences) graduate program at the University of Maryland. His research aims to illuminate the links between hydrologic connectivity and ecosystem functions in the Choptank River watershed with a particular focus on the role and movement of dissolved organic matter. He works closely with SESYNC GRA Steve Epting as part of an ongoing collaboration with U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers towards a more comprehensive understanding of the connections between wetlands and streams.
Alec received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University in 2013. His interest in ecology stems largely from joining volunteer relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina, where he worked to address soil and water toxicity, helped with wetland restoration efforts, and learned most intimately the necessity of integrating human dimensions into environmental studies.