Our research program examines the tight coupling between human activities and reactive nitrogen distributions in atmosphere, terrestrial and aquatic systems at multiple spatial scales using stable isotope geochemistry. For more information, see "Research".
Regional Stable Isotope Laboratory for Earth and Environmental Science Research
University of Pittsburgh Mobile Air Quality Research Laboratory
The ENERGY-NET weekly blog- check it out!
The 2015 International Acid Rain Conference
11/20/15: M.S. student Justin Coughlin publishes an awesome webpage! Check it out here.
11/18/15: Elliott lab seeking new PhD students!! See Opportunities for description of opportunities in our lab.
11/1/15: Dr. Elliott becomes a Science & Engineering Ambassador, a Pittsburgh-based program of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Find out more here.
11/1/15: Lucy Rose publishes paper in Ecosystems, "Triple nitrate isotopes indicate differing nitrate source contributions to streams across a nitrogen saturate gradient". See Publications.
10/21/15: Justin Coughlin presents research at the 9th International Conference on Acid Rain in Rochester, NY. "Reactive nitrogen emissions from unconventional natural gas well pads and implications for regional NOx emission inventories"
10/21/15: Dr. Elliott gives a keynote address at the 9th International Conference on Acid Rain in Rochester, NY. "Emissions, Deposition, and Environmental Cycling of Atmospheric Nitrogen: An Isotope Perspective".
10/15/15: Dr. Elliott is an invited speaker and panelist for the Third Annual Kent State University Water Symposium. "Nutrient Contamination Sources in a Changing Climate".
9/1/15: PhD alum, Dave Felix ('12), becomes an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christie. He's actively recruiting M.S. and PhD students! You can find him here.
7/22/15. Troy Ferland defends his undergraduate thesis, "Multivariable testing of Ogawa nitrogen dioxide passive samplers in the greater Pittsburgh region".
6/20/15: Justin Coughlin attends SPATIAL workshop at the University of Utah.
5/1/15: Lab group welcomes new undergraduate laboratory assistants, Madeline Grey and Madeline Eelgrass.
4/16/15: Welcome Theodore Augustus Elliott Bain!
4/30/15: Dave Felix publishes paper on nitrate sources during Hurricane Irene in Atmospheric Environment. See Publications.
3/1/15: Zhongjie Yu earns a Graduate Fellowship from the Geological Society of America.
2/1/15: Lucy Rose publishes review paper in Water Resources Research stemming from U.S.-Japan workshop on catchment hydrology. "Drivers of Atmospheric Nitrate Processing in Forested Catchments". See Publications.
12/15/14: EnergyNET team presents "Best Practices to Enhance Informal Geoscience Learning" at Fall AGU.
9/30/14: Former PhD student, Dave Felix, publishes two papers in Atmospheric Environment, "Examining the transport of ammonia emissions across landscapes using nitrogen isotope ratios" and "The isotopic composition of passively collected nitrogen dioxide emissions: Vehicle, soil and livestock source signatures". See Publications.
9/16/14: New paper published on urban nutrient contamination in Environmental Science & Technology, "Quantification of Nitrate Sources to an Urban Stream Using Dual Nitrate Isotopes". See Publications.
9/1/14: Dr. Elliott awarded promotion with tenure.
7/16/14: Lucy Rose successfully defends her dissertation!
5/15/14: Lucy Rose wins Best Student Presentation Award at the American Meteorological Society, Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in Portland, OR.
5/1/14: Welcome new M.S. student, Justin Coughlin and new undergraduate researchers, Troy Ferland and Katherine Colwell.
5/1/14: New project starts examining fate of reactive N emissions from unconventional shale gas extraction activities.
1/25/14: Elliott lab seeking new members!! See Opportunities for description of a new Postdoctoral and M.S. opportunity in our lab.
1/9/14: Elliott receives new DOE award for examining reactive nitrogen emissions of Marcellus Shale extraction activities.