Sheila Christopher

Sheila Christopher is a Research Assistant Professor working with Dr. Jennifer Tank on the Land use and Water Quality program at ECI.  Her research interests are in Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry.  Her research is driven by a need to understand the effect of land use change, global climate change, and other disturbance on biogeochemical cycling and water and solute transport through watersheds.  She has worked in natural, agricultural, and mixed land use systems and has used both field measurements and models to answer research questions.

At ECI, she uses hydrologic models and watershed monitoring to understand how water resources are affected by best management practices (BMPs) at the watershed scale.  Sheila received her BS from Allegheny College and her PhD from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.