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Dr. Rosi-Marshall conducts research on factors that control and influence ecosystem function in human-dominated ecosystems. Freshwater is one of our most vital and threatened resources; understanding how human-driven global change impacts freshwater ecosystem function is essential. Dr. Rosi-Marshall's research focuses on several aspects of human modifications to freshwater ecosystems such as land use change and restoration, widespread agriculture and associated crop byproducts, urbanization and the release of novel contaminants, and hydrologic modifications associated with dams.
Globally, direct modification of rivers for hydropower generation is one of the most dramatic effects humans have had on large river ecosystems.
Our understanding of nutrient cycling in large river ecosystems is currently limited.
Our understanding of the effects of Global Climate Change on stream ecosystems is limited.
research examining the cycling of novel allochthonous carbon, i.e. agricultural crop by-products, in Midwestern agricultural streams.
The widespread use of novel contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, have unknown consequences for stream ecosystems.
The Cary Institute has taken a lead role in developing a program aimed at understanding urban ecosystems, one of Earth's fastest growing environments.
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