Jon Doubek receives the Leo Bourassa Award

L to R, Ryan McClure, graduate student studying freshwater ecosystem ecology, Dr. Cayelan Carey, Assistant Professor of freshwater ecosystem ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, and Jonathan Doubek, Ph.D. candidate studying freshwater biology. Global Change Center, science, research

Jon Doubek, PhD Candidate

Jon Doubek has received the Leo Bourassa Award from the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association for his research on the effects of anoxia on water quality in Virginia reservoirs. This award was chosen based on his contributions to the field of water resources in the commonwealth of Virginia and goes to the top graduate student doing water research in VA!

Jon has been monitoring the water quality of several reservoirs in southwestern VA the past two summers. Jon is a member of the Carey Lab, and works in close collaboration with the Western Virginia Water Authority in Roanoke. The data Jon collects from these reservoirs are used to help inform management decisions for the drinking water of Roanoke.

Congratulations, Jon!