Academic & Research Interest
The primary focus of Dr. Shope's research is to improve our understanding of hydrologic and terrestrial processes which control hydrologic flow patterns and biogeochemical cycling and fluxes. His 18 years of research ranges from benchtop to watershed-scale investigations accomplished through field instrumentation, laboratory experiments, and numerical modeling simulations. His interests are in using heat as a tracer to understand hyporheic exchanges, understanding complex biogeochemical interactions within the near-stream environment, and simulating nutrient dynamics and sediment transport processes at the larger watershed scale. Dr. Shope's research program follows three broad and overlapping research themes.