I'll be accepting MS, PhD students and/or postdocs to start
summer or fall 2018.
Contact me if you might be interested in joining the Zimmer lab!
Margaret Zimmer's research group studies how rainfall becomes runoff, the pathways water takes through landscapes en route to the stream, and the biogeochemical implications of these pathways.
We combine field and quantitative analyses to explore rainfall-runoff relationships across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales.
August 2017 - Manuscript on drivers of ephemeral and intermittent streamflow in low relief landscapes available in Early View format here.
August 2017 - Manuscript on stream-groundwater gradient bidirectionality accepted at Hydrological Processes! Stay tuned for its release! For now, here is the accepted version.
May 2017 - Graduated from Duke University! I will continue on as a research associate at Duke until I begin as the new Assistant Professor of Fresh Water in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UC Santa Cruz in January 2018!
April 2017 - Manuscript on runoff generation processes in low relief landscapes accepted at Water Resources Research! Stay tuned for its release! For now, here is the accepted version.
March 2017 - Successfully defended my PhD dissertation!
March 2017 - Data visualization + paper about bidirectional stream-groundwater dynamics now available for download! Get it here!
January 2017 - Happy to announce my AGU Fall Meeting 2016 presentation received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (goes to top 3-5% of student presenters)!
January 2017 - Data visualization + paper just accepted at Hydrological Processes! Stay tuned for its release!
December 2016 - Presented my dissertation research at AGU in a great session on runoff processes!
October 2016 - Enjoyed a short residence at Johns Hopkins University to work with Dr. Ciaran Harman and his lab group to apply Duke Forest hydrologic data to a time-variable transit time distribution model, rSAS.
September 2016 - Come hear about the importance of temporary streams at my invited talk at SESYNC (Annapolis, MD) on September 27th at 11 AM.
September 2016 - Starting a 3-month NSF funded internship at the USGS in Reston, VA studying nutrient-discharge relationships in big rivers.
June 2016 - AGU 2016 Fall Meeting Session confirmed. Consider submitting an abstract to Session H101: The generation and function of temporary streams.
April 2016 - Awarded a 2016 Research Grant from the Geological Society of America! The grant will go toward water isotope analyses to better understand how rainfall becomes runoff.
January 2016 - Article about my research featured in Environmental Monitor. Check it out here.
December 2015 - Participated in the Annual Duke Forest Research Tour, which included a tour of my study site with members of the local community. Read about it here.