Kaelin Cawley

Ecologist III, Aquatic Biogeochemistry

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About Kaelin

Kaelin has a background in dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry in freshwater and coastal environments. Past studies have used fluorescence and absorbance spectroscopy of water samples to better understand photo-chemical and biological transformations of organic matter in a freshwater estuary of the Great Lakes, Antarctic coastal ponds, the Gulf of Maine, the Florida Everglades, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and drinking water sources in Colorado. In addition, Kaelin had worked with drinking water utilities to prepare for wildfires in their source water watersheds using field sampling and laboratory experiments.

As a member of the NEON aquatics team Kaelin has built building open-access tools and workflows to support ecological data analysis for data from both observational field sampling and in situ instrumentation. She has used R code to implement a Bayesian model for building hydrologic models to estimate continuous discharge. She also works with field science to develop mobile applications for data collection that incorporate front-end validation for a variety of aquatic protocols.

Kaelin earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, CO, an M.S in Environmental Science from the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources.

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)