We're also working with Chris Jones, at the University of Iowa's IIHR, to assess the effectiveness of a new citizen science tool. Chris has an NSF grant to use Hach nitrate test strips, along with a smart phone app, to better measure nitrate concentrations in the field. In essence, you use the smart phone's camera to quantiate the color of the test strip to measure nitrate. Results are geolocated and uploaded to the cloud. We'll simply add the test to our field routine and compare to our measurements of nitrate with IC. This project got a mention on the NSF website and was on the front page of the Gazette.
Last, but not least, one of the collaborations begun during sabbatical with IIHR and IGS in 2016, has resulted in a publication. Check out "Effectiveness of a Newly Reconstructed Floodplain Oxbow to Reduce NO3-N Loads from a Spring Flood" coming soon to the Journal of Environmental Management. Authors are Keith E. Schilling, Bryce J. Haines, Christopher S. Jones, and Martin St. Clair.