Sheila F. Christopher
Sheila F. Christopher is a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech in the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. Her research interests are in examining linkages between terrestrial soil solute cycling and hydrologic solute transport through watersheds and how these processes are affected by increased anthropogenic emissions, global climate change, and other disturbances.
Dr. Christopher has a PhD in Environmental and Forest Biology from State University of NY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.
She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hokkaido, Japan and field research at The Ohio State University and Buffalo State College.
At the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, she is working on a predictive hydrologic model that can be used to assess water quality and quantity effects of integrating swtichgrass into pine plantations.
Dr. Christopher is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Soil Science Society of America.