Dr. Sujay Kaushal is an Assistant Professor in ESSIC and Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His area of expertise is Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry. He completed a B.A. in Biology (concentration in Ecology and Systematics) at Cornell University (1997), and he completed his PhD in Biology (concentration in Biogeochemistry) at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2003). He completed his postdoctoral research at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (2003-2005). Before he joined University of Maryland, College Park, he was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science from 2005-2010.
His current research projects are focused on understanding the interactive effects of land use and climate change on the ecosystem ecology and geochemistry of water resources. Current projects investigate: strategies for managing the nitrogen cycle, sustainable restoration of urban infrastructure, salinization of fresh water, impacts of rising river temperatures, forecasting regional carbon cycles, and tracking pollution sources. More details regarding research, teaching, and current CV can also be found at http://www.geol.umd.edu/faculty/KAUSHAL and www.kaushallab.com.
Kaushal, S.S., and K.T. Belt. 2012. The Urban Watershed Continuum: Evolving Spatial and Temporal Dimensions. Urban Ecosystems 10.1007/s11252-012-0226-7
Kaushal, S.S., P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, E. Elliott, C.A. Shields, and C. Kendall. 2011. Tracking nonpoint nitrogen pollution in human-impacted watersheds. Environmental Science & Technology 10.1021/es200779e
Kaushal, S.S., M.L. Pace, P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, K.T. Belt, P.M. Mayer, and C. Welty. 2010. Land use and climate variability amplify contaminant pulses. EOS 91(25), 221–222
Kaushal, S.S., G.E. Likens, N.A. Jaworski, M.L. Pace, A.M. Sides, K.T. Belt, D. Secor, D. Seekell, and R. Wingate. 2010. Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 100323112848094 DOI: 10.1890/090037
Kaushal, S.S., P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, C.A. Shields, R.P. Morgan, M.A. Palmer, K.T. Belt, G. T. Fisher, C.M. Swan, and S.E.G. Findlay. 2008. Interaction between urbanization and climate variability amplifies watershed nitrate export in Maryland. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 5872–5878, 2008. 10.1021/es800264f
Kaushal, S.S., P.M. Groffman, P.M. Mayer, E. Striz, E.J. Doheny, A.J. Gold. 2008. Effects of stream restoration on denitrification in an urbanizing watershed. Ecological Applications 18: 789-804.
Elmore, A.J. andKaushal, S.S. 2008. Disappearing headwaters: Patterns of stream burial due to urbanization. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6, doi:10.1890/070101
Kaushal, S.S., W.M. Lewis, Jr., and J.H. McCutchan, Jr. 2006. Land use change and nitrogen enrichment of a Rocky Mountain watershed. Ecological Applications 16: 299-312.
Kaushal, S.S. and W.M. Lewis, Jr. 2005. Fate and transport of dissolved organic nitrogen in minimally disturbed streams of Colorado, U.S.A. Biogeochemistry 74: 303-321.
Kaushal, S.S., P.M. Groffman, G.E. Likens, K.T. Belt, W.P. Stack, V.R. Kelly, L.E. Band, and G.T. Fisher. 2005. Increased salinization of fresh water in the northeastern U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 13517-13520.
Kaushal, S.S. and W.M. Lewis, Jr. 2003. Patterns in the chemical fractionation of organic nitrogen in Rocky Mountain streams. Ecosystems 6: 483-492.
Kaushal, S. and M.W. Binford. 1999. Relationship between C:N ratios of lake sediments, organic matter sources, and historical deforestation in Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts. Journal of Paleolimnology 22: 439-442.