Elizabeth W. Boyer, Ph.D.
- B.S. Geography; College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, Penn State University
- M.S. and Ph.D. Environmental Sciences; College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia
Key Areas: hydrology, ecohydrology, water quality, air pollution effects, environmental science.
Interests: My Lab group focuses on coupled processes that affect watersheds and water resources. Students & staff in my lab group typically conduct projects involving field sampling, laboratory studies, environmental systems analysis, and/or watershed modeling. We are interested in how air quality, climatic variability, land use, and management practices affect status and trends of water quality -- in streams, lakes, aquifers, rivers, and estuaries. Our work contributes toward a scientific basis for management programs & policies to mitigate the effects of pollution; and to protect, conserve, and restore surface waters.
Advising: I work closely with undergraduate students in the Watershed Management Option of the Forest Management Major and the Water Science Option of the Environmental Resources Management major. I advise graduate students in graduate programs in Forest Resources; Soil Science; Wildlife & Fisheries Science; Ecology; and Environmental Pollution Control. I participate in dual-title graduate programs in Biogeochemistry and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources & the Environment.