Dr. Stuart Waugh, Research Scientist
Dr. Stuart Waugh is a Research Scientist at the CCWT. He received his M.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2015) degrees in marine chemistry from the School for Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. His dissertation entitled “Net N 2 fluxes in muddy sediments of Great Peconic Bay: rates, pathways and controls” investigated the sedimentary production of NH 4 + and its loss from the sediments as N 2 gas as well as the natural and anthropogenic controls on these processes. At CCWT, Dr. Wuagh’s research is directed at understanding how septic systems transform fixed nitrogen (NH 4 +, organic N) into reactive forms (NO 3 -, NO 2 - and N 2O) and inert gas (N 2) and the efficiency with which alternate systems accomplish these processes.