- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Historical perspectives
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Establishing a baseline/ Ongoing monitoring
- Chemical — Pollutants / Contaminants — Identification and monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Masters / PhD students
Because of her involvement in both monitoring and modeling aspects, Alicia serves as a key point of contact for CILER-GLERL near shore water quality forecasting activities. She currently leads the bacterial water quality field monitoring and provides essential spatial analysis support for pollutant fate and transport modeling. Alicia has been with CILER since the fall of 2011. During her graduate work, Alicia conducted an analysis of the availability and quality of water resources in the Laikipia District of Kenya at the Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation providing culturally appropriate recommendations for current and future use of these water resources to ensure conflict-free, water security for Mpala and the region at large. Prior to joining the CILER-GLERL community, Alicia also spent a short period of time working with the Anne Arundel County, MD Watershed, Ecosystem, and Restoration Services, providing support for pollutant run-off model calibration, basic GIS analysis for community projects (delineating drainage areas, landcover/imperviousness calculations, etc.), and exploring functional wetland assessment methods best suited for use within the county's permitting process.