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Dr. Ashley Helton
Associate Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering

University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Rd. Unit 4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Room # 223A

Phone: 860-486-1259
Fax: 860-486-5408



Ph.D. 2011 University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology 
M.S. 2006 University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology
B.S. 2004 University of Cincinnati, Environmental Studies


2019 - Present Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
2013 - 2019  Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
2011- 2013 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University

Research Interests

I am interested in how water and elemental (primarily carbon and nutrient) cycles are linked across landscapes and how human activities and global climate change alter these cycles and their interactions. My research focuses on a range of freshwater ecosystems - streams and rivers, floodplains, and wetlands using a variety of field and simulation modeling approaches. Please visit my lab website for more information about current research projects.


Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840