Current Students

Name Degree Program Research Interest Campus Email
Yousof Aly PhD Environmental fate and transport, groundwater remediation, hydrogeology, remediation technology Twin Cities
Nathaniel Baeumler MS How the changing climate is influencing hydrologic systems and nutrient availability in the Upper Midwest United States Twin Cities
Anna Baker MS Linking phosphorus and sediment dynamics through the development of a phosphorus budget coupled to an existing sediment budget for a large agricultural river basin Twin Cities
Matt Bambach MS Impacts of climate change, land use, and other changes in water quality on harmful algae blooms (cyanobacteria production and toxicity) in inland Minnesota Duluth
Brian Bohman PhD Nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation management in the Upper Midwest to improve farmer's profitability and to reduce impact on drinking water Twin Cities
Amanda Brennan PhD Bioavailability of organic contaminants in the St. Louis estuary and river Duluth
David Burge PhD Paleo-reconstruction of Upper and Lower Red Lakes and the changing biogeography of tychoplanktonic diatoms in Minnesota Twin Cities
Mark Bushinski MS Twin Cities
Erik Bye MS Studying effects of climate change on nutrient cycling and sequestration in estuaries Duluth
Jake Callaghan PhD Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry Duluth
Andrew Camilleri MS Food web structure, ecological stoichiometry, and the role of benthic algae in large lake food webs Duluth
Ellen Cooney MS Effects of large storm events on carbon cycling and biogeochemistry of streams and near-shore Lake Superior. In order to study these qualities autonomous underwater glider data and MODIS imagery will be coupled with in situ water measurements Duluth
Chelsea Delaney MS Water quality issues, Aquatic restoration specifically in wetlands, Aquatic invasive species, Nutrient and sediment run-off Twin Cities
Nicki DeWeese MS Long-term ecosystem impacts of invasive zooplankton using paleolimnology Duluth
Robert Dietz PhD Paleoenvironmental reconstructions from aquatic sediments/fossils.  Application of stable isotope geochemistry to problems in (paleo)limnology and (paleo)ecology.  Linking conservation science and paleoenvironmental research.  Public policy implications of geosciences research. Twin Cities
Jack Distel MS Landscape restoration, urban water management, and ecological health Twin Cities
Jasmine Eltawely PhD Hybrid watermilfoil genotype distribution in Minnesota lakes Twin Cities
Zachary Ethier MS Twin Cities
Nicholas Evans MS Twin Cities
Mojtaba Fakhraee PhD Geochemistry Duluth
Kara Fitzpatrick MS Twin Cities
Adam Frankiewicz MS Aquatic invertebrate taxonomy and scientific illustrations; focus on creating an updated scientific key for Sphaeriidae clams and freshwater Gastropod in the Great Lakes Region Duluth
Christa Gomez MS Environmental microbiology, water resource engineering, water quality Twin Cities
Brad Gordon PhD The use of natural systems such as wetlands to improve agricultural water quality Twin Cities
Erica Green PhD Geophysical fluid dynamics; physical limnology/oceanography; numerical modeling; field instrumentation and observations Duluth
Cheryl Haines PhD Antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater Twin Cities
Kerri Hawk MS Water quantity issues and policies and in helping developing communities meet their water needs.  Twin Cities
Jonathan Hess MS Twin Cities
Molly Hite MS Twin Cities
Douglas Klimbal MS Developing adaptive management strategies to improve the health of waterways. A specific emphasis right now is being placed on reducing the impact of chloride on the built and non-built environment Twin Cities
Chris Kucek MS Studying landowner engagement strategies in conservation and water quality efforts in agricultural watersheds; how to track and improve conservation marketing to watershed stakeholders Twin Cities
Sophia LaFond-Hudson PhD Geochemistry of wild rice rooting zones, biogeochemistry, water quality Duluth
Xiang Li MS Twin Cities
Carolyn Linn PhD Duluth
Brianna Loeks-Johnson MS Denitrification in lakes Twin Cities
Katherine McLellan MS Investigating shallow subsurface flow in riparian zones in southwestern MN with the goal of determining how riparian buffers might influence subsurface water quality.  Twin Cities
Alycia Overbo PhD Estimating contributions of water softener salt and road salt to chloride levels in Minnesota surface waters and groundwater; developing best management practices for chloride use and assessing policy implications Twin Cities
Cole Reagan MS Twin Cities
Kaitlin Reinl PhD Limnology, Ecology, Water Resources, Environmental Policy, and Environmental Stewardship Duluth
Kirsten Rhude MS Ecology, limnology, impacts of climate change and land use on water quality, environmental policy, and science education Duluth
Gage Sachs PhD Biogeochemistry and physical chemistry of high latitude lakes and oceans and their microorganisms. Duluth
Larissa Scott PhD Duluth
Kirill Shchapov PhD Limnology, winter community ecology of large freshwater lakes, and climate change Duluth
Tiffany Sprague MS Land use/land cover impacts to hydrology, and integration of geospatial technologies with hydrologic modeling Duluth
Kinzey Stoll MS Isotopes in precipitation found along the North and South shores of Lake Superior Duluth
Daniel Takaki MS Effects of bioelectrochemical stimulation of microorganisms to reduce sulfate from mine stream effluents as a method of bioremediation Duluth
Gloria Thomas PhD Environmental Chemistry.  Environmental Microbiology.  Water Quality Twin Cities
Seth Thompson PhD How terrestrially derived organic matter (mainly Carbon) is consumed and/or transformed when it is transported into nearby aquatic ecosystem Twin Cities
Jonathan Utecht MS Aquatic ecology, Fisheries management, Aquatic Restoration, Climate Change implications Duluth
Thomas Venneman MS Duluth
Amber White MS Methylmercury in St. Louis River, freshwater systems Duluth
Justin Wiese MS Aquatic biology/chemistry, bioremediation, water quality Twin Cities
Felicia Williamson MS Duluth