Maggie is currently trying to piece together the mechanisms behind streamflow in ephemeral streams as a PhD student in the McGlynn lab. She spends the majority of her time at her study site in the Duke Forest, just 20 minutes west of campus, installing instrumentation or chasing storms. She is particularly interested in groundwater dynamics, as the deep, clay-rich soils of the Piedmont region produce dissected water tables and variable groundwater responses to rain events. Prior to Duke, she studied the impacts of stream restoration on groundwater-surface water interactions as a MS student at Syracuse University.
Last month, a group of four McGlynn lab mates, myself included, attended a Gordon Research Conference for Catchment Science in Andover, New Hampshire. Just a couple days in to the week-long adventure, we realized theContinue reading