Whitney Beck

wbeckAdvisor: N. LeRoy Poff
Office: Biology 339
Email: whitney.beck@colostate.edu
Grants and Awards: VPR Fellowship (2017-2018), Colorado Water Institute Grant (2017), Colorado Mountain Club Fellowship (2017), Graduate Student Showcase Top Poster Award (2016), Rocky Mountain Water Quality Association Grant (2016), NSF I-Water IGERT Fellowship (2014-2016), Graduate Degree Program in Ecology Research Grant (2015)

I use field experiments and modeling to study benthic algal ecology in freshwater streams. I am interested in the interactions among controlling variables such as herbivores, nutrients, and streamflow. As an I-WATER IGERT fellow, I am pursuing interdisciplinary research that can inform stream management and policy.

Selected Publications

Monroe, G., Markman, D.W., Beck, W.S., et al. (2017). “Eco-evolutionary Dynamics of Carbon Cycling in the Anthropocene.” In Press, Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Beck, W. S., Rugenski, A.T., and Poff, N.L.  (2017). “Influence of Experimental, Environmental, and Geographic Factors on Nutrient Diffusing Substrate Experiments in Running Waters.” Freshwater Biology, 62(10):1667-1680.