Dr Yu-Ting Chen
Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am a postdoctoral research associate working for Upstream Thinking project under Prof Richard Brazier. I joined the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) since August 2023.
Previously, I completed my PhD in Environmental Science at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor, in Canada. My thesis was entitled “Biogeochemical cycling across the riverine-shoreline-lake interface of the Lake Erie watershed”. I engaged in projects under the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON). During my studies, I conducted my fieldwork in Lake Erie watersheds and nearshore of Western Lake Erie basin, using automated in situ phosphorus analyser and sensors to collect high-frequency water quality data. In addition, I used dual nitrate isotopes to identify sources of nutrient within the watershed. My research also involved evaluation for sediment microbial community and functions using metabarcoding and metatranscriptomics.
Generally, I gained wide range of experience in using multiple research tools in order to better understand nutrient biogeochemical cycling within freshwater systems.
Broad research specialisms:
Water quality, nitrate isotope, nutrient biogeochemical cycling
PhD Environmental Science – University of Windsor, Canada, 2023
MSc Environmental Management – University of Reading, UK, 2018
BSc Geography – National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2017
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