Dr. Billy Beck

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Billy Beck - Carbon-13 analysis of streambank material using trace gas analyzer (TGA)

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.

 

 

Area of Expertise: 
Fluvial Geomorphology
Hydrology
Forestry
Education: 
B.S., Forestry, Michigan State University, 2003
M.S., Forest Hydrology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010
Ph.D., Environmental Science, Iowa State University, 2018
Contact
+1 515 294 5708
301 Science II
Ames
Iowa
50011-