Dustin is a postdoctoral research associate with Vermont EPSCoR's Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) project at the University of Vermont. His research broadly focuses on aquatic environments and the coupled movement of water and elements (e.g., nutrients and metals) within waterbodies and through landscapes.
Dustin currently studies how carbon, nutrients, and trace metals are transported from terrestrial ecosystems to headwater streams and from rivers to lakes. Dustin is particularly interested in how land use and climate change are altering these processes. Dustin studied (mucky) sediment-water interactions in shallow water bodies (i.e., small lakes, ponds, wetlands, and streams) for his PhD at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station.