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Adam Gold

Adam Gold

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill, and I work in the Piehler Lab stationed at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.  My research focuses on watershed hydrology and urban aquatic biogeochemistry.

I earned by bachelors degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Marine Science from UNC Chapel Hill’s Environment, Ecology, and Energy (E3P) program in the spring of 2015.  After graduation, I joined Dr. Michael Piehler’s lab as a Master’s student in the E3P program.   My Master’s research focused on the effects of urban development on stream water quality in the Coastal Plain of NC. I earned a MS in Ecology in 2017, and I am continuing to work with the Piehler lab as a PhD student.

Check out Current Research and Publications to see the topics of my dissertation research and follow me on Twitter (@acgold_04) for tweets about water quality!