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Meet a Student Researcher


Greetings!  My name is Nina and I am a first-year master’s student.  I earned my BS in Geology with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.  I am conducting research on fluvial mud samples from rivers in the  southeastern region of  Puerto Rico to investigate the possible effects mass wasting (landslides) has on sediment geochemistry.  Mass wasting may affect the weathering pattern of sediment delivered to streams in high relief and high precipitation localities, impacting weathering trends, both past and future.  Increased mass wasting may affect stream quality and ecology, as well as increasing chemical weathering rates, resulting in increased consumption of carbon dioxide, providing a slight negative feedback effect to the carbon cycle.