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Hinckley, Eve-Lyn Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My research is at the interface of environmental biogeochemistry, near-surface hydrology, and sustainability science. I seek to understand how people change the ways that elements (such as carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur) transform within and transport through terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how those changes feed back to affect our wellbeing. My past and current projects have included understanding the interactions of biogeochemical and hydrologic processes in human-dominated systems, such as agricultural systems in California, and in more remote areas, such as relatively undisturbed, high elevation locations along the American Cordillera. I am interested not only in conducting research, but also in working toward sustainable solutions related to water, nutrient, and pesticide management. In addition, I am involved in designing large-scale observatory networks, and exploring compatibility of networks within the United States and internationally.


  • Environmental biogeochemistry, near-surface biogeochemical and hydrologic processes, sustainability of soil and water resources, stable isotope geochemistry, X-ray Absorption Near-edge Structure spectroscopy


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courses taught

  • ENVM 6101 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Secondary Instructor - Summer 2019
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.
  • ENVS 1001 - Introduction to Developing Environmental Solutions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Builds on ENVS 1000 to give students greater understanding of how to approach environmental issues and work toward solutions. Integrates all focal areas of ENVS - sciences, policy, values - with greatest emphasis on learning science, data analysis and critical thinking fundamentals. Uses case studies of local issues to provide context for skill building and synthesis.
  • ENVS 4050 - Field Methods in Ecosystem Science
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studying the relationships among organisms, physical features, biogeochemistry and humans in ecological communities - this is ecosystem science. This course provides conceptual understanding and practical experience conducting research. Students will pose their own scientific questions, learn several field and lab methods, analyze data and design a project. Upon completion, they will have useful skills for internships, jobs and graduate school. Fulfills application requirement in ENVS major. Department enforced prerequisite: ENVS 1000 or two semesters of natural sciences; such as chemistry, geology or biology.
  • ENVS 5840 - Global Biogeochemical Cycles
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the cycling of elements at the global scale with a particular emphasis on human modification of biogeochemical cycles. Major biogeochemical cycles, their past dynamics, present changes and potential future scenarios will be addressed. Ecosystem to global-scale model of the earth system will be discussed, along with global-scale measurements of element fluxes from satellites, aircraft and measurement networks. Recommended prerequisite: general chemistry, some organic chemistry. Same as GEOL 5305.
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.


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