The Goldsmith Laboratory focusses on understanding the impacts of human-caused and naturally occurring environmental change on river systems. Currently this research is designed around three major themes: (1) understanding the source and fate of solutes, sediments, and organic carbon in high yielding tropical watersheds; (2) evaluating the relationship between land use practices and water quality in rural to urban watersheds; and (3) investigating the impacts of historical and present day energy extraction activities in watersheds. This work is multidisciplinary in nature and incorporates biogeochemistry, hydrology, sedimentology, and environmental geology to address questions of societal importance.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 2015-2017. Goldsmith ST, Rodrigues LJ, Moyer RM, Levas S. A Toolkit for Managing River Inputs to Coral Reefs (Puerto Rico). $125,454.
Goldsmith ST, Harmon RS, Lyons WB, Harmon BA, Ogden FL, Gardner CB. 2015. Evaluation of controls on silicate weathering in tropical mountainous rivers: Insights from the isthmus of Panama. Geology, 43, 7: 563-566.
Hanley KM, Waligroski GJ, Grannas AM, Walsch MK, Smith DF, Goldsmith ST. 2015. Evaluating controls on triclosan export in a rural to suburban watershed: Insights form the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek. Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, 47, 7, p. 0.
Schlesinger CM, Goldsmith ST. 2014. Evaluating controls on nutrient, road salt, and sediment export in a suburban watershed: Insights from the Mill Creek. Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, 46, 6, p. 472.
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