OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Casey Steadman

Casey Steadman
Peavy 106
541-737-2215
Major: 
Water Resources Science
Degree: 
PhD
Advisor: 

Kevin Bladon - Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Lead Advisor)

Alba Argerich - Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

Biography: 

My research is directed toward improving our understanding of the fundamental processes and principles of water and nutrient movement through forests and how these may be impacted by our land management activities.  I am focusing on spatial and temporal variability of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations under natural conditions and after disturbances in the Trask Watershed.  Through modeling of the relationship between N and P variability and morphometric, soils, geologic, and climatic variables at the catchment scale, controls on nutrient variability under natural and disturbed conditions can be identified.  Additionally, natural relationships and potential impacts of increased N and P concentrations due to disturbances on biological parameters (primary producers, macroinvertebrates, stream metabolism) can be quantified.