Asia Dowtin

Competitive Fellow

I am currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography, where I am a member of Professor Delphis Levia's Ecohydrology Group. My dissertation research investigates the role urban trees play in cycling water and solutes through remnant metropolitan forest fragments. Based in urban Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding suburbs, my project specifically investigates how the physical characteristics (i.e., shape, size, structure) of these fragments help determine how precipitation, nutrients, and pollutants are both captured by and distributed within them via throughfall and stemflow. In addition to the research I am currently conducting, my broader research interests include the study of hydroclimate and water resource management at the regional scale.


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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