In 2012 I completed M.S. research in the Natural Resources Department at Cornell University while in the Employee Degree program, with a focus on spatial analysis. My primary interests are in assessing the role human activities play in coastal eutrophication, understanding the factors that influence the health and distribution of eelgrass, and in utilizing acoustics, spatial analysis, and GIS as tools to better understand and interpret environmental data. I’m currently working on my PhD in the department of Natural Resources and the Environment.

More information about my current research in West Falmouth Harbor is coming eventually!

In the meantime, here are links to our recent publications.  Some are direct links to open-source PDF files, some require an academic institution with access. You can always email me for a copy if you don’t have access.

Howarth et. al. 2021. Role of external inputs of nutrients to aquatic ecosystems in determining prevalence of nitrogen vs. phosphorus limitation of net primary productivity. Biogeochemistry (2021)

Hayn et. al. 2014. Exchange of nitrogen and phosphorus between a shallow lagoon and coastal waters. Estuaries and Coasts 37(Suppl1):S63-S73

Howarth et al 2014. Metabolism of a nitrogen-enriched coastal marine lagoon during the summertime. Biogeochemistry 118(1):1-20

Ganju et al 2012. Tidal and groundwater fluxes to a shallow, microtidal estuary: constraining inputs through field observations and hydrodynamic modeling. Estuaries and Coasts 35:1285-1298

Reynolds et al 2015. Evidence of grazer control on nitrogen fixation by eelgrass epiphytes in a temperate coastal bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 526:11-19