Adam S. Ward


Adam Ward studies how water, energy, nutrients, and pollutants move through landscapes and the ecological implications of these fluxes. He seeks to understand how connections between streams, their landscapes, their aquifers, and humans control biogeochemical processes and ecosystem functions, particularly the transport and fate of compounds in the environment. Ward uses a combination of field-based experiments, environmental observation, and numerical modeling to quantify couplings between physical, biological, and chemical systems and applies this knowledge to predict water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem responses to changes in key drivers including land use change, land management activities, and climate change.


O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University


Bloomington, Ind.