I study how rivers and streams change their shape throughout time, and how this change influences sediment and phosphorus delivery to waterways. My team's project is located in the Walnut Creek watershed, which drains central Iowa's beautiful Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The overall project goal is to identify and quantify key processes controlling the release and transport of phosphorus in Midwestern streams - which, fortunately for me, means countless hours in the water! Anyone interested can follow my team's research on Twitter @billyjbeck.
When not at school I love to hunt, fish, read, garden, motorcycle, and watch St. Louis Cardinal baseball!