My PhD research operates at the interface between two fields, hydrology and biogeochemisty. My research explores coastal groundwater dynamics by quantifying submarine groundwater discharge to the receiving surface waters using radon and radium isotopes, which are natural groundwater tracers. This then allows me to investigate the role of groundwater as a vector for carbon and nutrient cycling in various aquatic systems, such as estuaries, rivers, coastal lakes, harbors and embayments. This work contributes towards identifying the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and groundwater dynamics and enables stakeholders to develop effective management strategies when dealing with changes in these systems.

Contact: mahmood.sadat-noori@scu.edu.au

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