Kara R. Scheu, Ph.D.
Project Scientist

Dr. Kara Scheu is a physical limnologist and oceanographer specializing in physical mechanisms that drive sediment and contaminant transport.  She has more than 7 years of experience with field measurements and instrumentation, data analysis, and hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling.  Dr. Scheu has coordinated, planned, and executed large in situ field deployments measuring hydrodynamic and sediment transport, and processed and analyzed large data sets.  She has also set up, calibrated, and validated a variety of hydrodynamic and sediment transport models to assess sediment and contaminant transport due to physical processes.  Dr. Scheu has experience working in an array of environments including rivers, lakes, estuaries, and the coastal ocean, and has collaborated with international clients to successfully implement field studies.