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Kristin Strock

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (2014)

Contact Information

strockk@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 112
717.254.8008
http://www.dickinson.edu/kristinstrock

Bio

Dr. Strock uses modern aquatic ecology and fossil records contained in lake sediments, to explore issues that are critical to effectively managing freshwater resources. Her interests include freshwater and ecosystem ecology and paleoecology, ecosystem response to changes in climate and atmospheric deposition, watershed biogeochemistry, algal ecology, food-web interactions, and freshwater resource management. Her most recent work has taken her to Iceland where she's studying carbon cycling in the ice, rivers, and lakes of this polar environment with the support of National Geographic.

Education

  • B.S., James Madison University, 2006
  • M.S., University of Maine, 2010
  • Ph.D., 2013

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

ENST 335 Analysis/Mgmt of Aquatic Env
An interdisciplinary study of the aquatic environment, with a focus on the groundwater and surface waters of the Chesapeake Bay drainage basin. This course provides a scientific introduction to the dynamics of rivers, lakes, wetlands, and estuarine systems as well as an appreciation of the complexity of the political and social issues involved in the sustainable use of these aquatic resources. Students conduct an original, cooperative, field-based research project on a local aquatic system that will involve extensive use of analytical laboratory and field equipment. Extended field trips to sample freshwater and estuarine systems and to observe existing resource management practices are conducted. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 162.