Kay Stefanik

Dr. Kay Stefanik is the Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.  She works to promote the adoption of conservation practices to reduce nutrient loss from agricultural settings.  Her expertise is in wetland ecology and aquatic biogeochemistry.  She has studied nitrogen and phosphorus transport through watersheds in the Ohio River Basin, as well as gaseous carbon cycling and vegetation succession in created and restored wetlands.

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May 28, 2024 10:00 AM

In my work, I spend a lot of time talking about the ecosystem services, or benefits to humans, that wetlands provide.  I often focus on the floodwater retention, nutrient reduction, and wildlife habitat benefits of wetlands, but tend to gloss over the food and fiber these ecosystems can prov

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