Dr. Janice Brahney

Watershed Sciences

Associate Professor

Dr. Janice Brahney

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: NR 350
Phone: (435) 797-4479
Email: janice.brahney@usu.edu
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Educational Background

Janice received her doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder from the Department of Geological Sciences. Her doctorate examined the potential for dust to transport nutrients and base-cations to freshwater ecosystems. During her MSc she spent time at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Waterloo where she examined climate impacts on watershed hydrology and lake level fluctuations. Janice also holds a BSc in Environmental Science with a minor in Geology from Simon Fraser University. Most recently, Janice was a post-doctoral scientist at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, where she led projects on the water quality and quantity issues in the Canadian Columbia Basin.


The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleolimnology Laboratory sees watersheds as integrated systems comprising the intersection between climatology, hydrology, geology, and ecology. Lakes and their watersheds are sensitive to their environment and respond over both short and long timescales, making them useful indicators of environmental health and global change. Our research uses multi-disciplinary approaches to investigate environmental processes and change and can be broadly divided into three main themes:

  1. Anthropogenic controls on nutrient cycles
  2. Climate impacts on freshwater ecosystems
  3. Applications of geochemistry to aquatic ecology

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