Anusha Balangoda

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology & Environmental Science

    Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, North Dakota State University

Research Interests

My research interest is centered on harmful algal blooms (HABs), nutrient speciation and dynamics, origin, sources, and management of aquatic ecosystems. Particularly, I am interested in addressing questions about the environmental factors controlling cyanobacterial blooms; sources and roles of nutrients in eutrophication; cyanobacterial seasonal dynamics, nutrient limitation and stoichiometric ratios; and dynamics of toxin-producing HABs and eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems.