News & Updates
2016-11-14 - Two research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas
Project 1: "Taking the pulse of Swedish rivers: Using metabolism to monitor ecosystem responses to environmental change", a research grant proposal by Sponseller, Karlsson, Laudon, and Hotchkiss, was recently funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas. Sponseller et al. will receive ~3 million Swedish Krona over 3 years to (1) determine how rates of ecosystem metabolism in Swedish rivers are shaped by regional climatic and anthropogenic gradients, (2) quantify the extent to which streams in the Swedish landscape degrade terrestrial organic carbon and contribute to greenhouse gas evasion, and (3) advance the use of metabolism as a tool for environmental monitoring programs. The project will begin in 2017.
Project 2: "Changing ice-cover regimes in a warmer climate: Effects on emissions and metabolism of carbon in northern aquatic ecosystems", a Research and Development Project for Future Research Leaders proposal by Lead PI Ask, was recently funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas. Hotchkiss is a Project Collaborator. Ask et al. will receive ~3 million Swedish Krona over 3 years to (1) examine seasonal shifts in aquatic carbon metabolism, (2) assess how a shorter ice-covered period will affect whole-system productivity and aquatic CO2 and CH4 emissions on an annual scale, and (3) increase public awareness about climate change effects in northern aquatic ecosystems. The project will begin in 2017.
2016-11-11 - Duke River Center visit
2016-10-21 - Time Series Workshop at SESYNC
Erin Hotchkiss participated in a workshop at The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, MD as part of a Time Series Analysis Working Group funded by the Stream Resiliency Research Coordination Network. The working group is focused on advancing our understanding of temporal patterns in stream ecosystems, with an emphasis on quantifying ecological responses to perturbations and disturbances. Lots of great people, code- and data-wrangling in R, and exciting discussions about future research!
2016-08-28 - New paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences
2016-08-15 - Hotchkiss joins the Biological Sciences faculty at Virginia Tech
Erin is thrilled to start her new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Join us!
2016-06-07 - Hotchkiss receives the 2016 Raymond L. Lindeman Award
The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) honored Erin Hotchkiss with the 2016 Raymond L. Lindeman Award at their summer meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2016-05-21 - Hotchkiss receives the 2016 Hynes Award for New Investigators
The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) honored Erin Hotchkiss with the 2016 Hynes Award for New Investigators. Erin will accept the award at the 2017 SFS meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.