Queen Mary University of London Scholar Award - Environmental Sciences
Sam Fernald is a Professor of Watershed Management at New Mexico State University. He also directs the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute in its mission to assist in solving water resources problems by supporting faculty research, student training, and public outreach. Fernald teaches courses in Watershed Management and Multidisciplinary Modeling. His research interests include coupled human and hydrologic systems and effects of surface water-groundwater exchange on water availability and water quality. Sam received Fulbright Scholarships in Argentina in 2008 and Chile in 2000 to teach and study solute transport and surface-water groundwater interactions. As a Fulbright Scholar at Queen Mary University of London, Sam will investigate impacts of groundwater pumping on river bed exchange and methane processing. For his research, he looks forward to visiting streams and rivers throughout southern England.