Current Students

Name Degree Program Research Interest Campus Email
Yousof Aly PhD Environmental fate and transport, groundwater remediation, hydrogeology, remediation technology Twin Cities yousof.aly@gmail.com
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 bamba007@d.umn.edu
Hannah Behar MS Impacts of beaver dam removal on stream hydraulic characteristics and fish populations. Duluth behar012@umn.edu
Moe Benda PhD Duluth mbenda@umn.edu
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 bohm0072@umn.edu
Amanda Brennan PhD Bioavailability of organic contaminants in the St. Louis estuary and river Duluth brenn411@umn.edu
David Burge PhD Paleo-reconstruction of Upper and Lower Red Lakes and the changing biogeography of tychoplanktonic diatoms in Minnesota Twin Cities burge236@umn.edu
Emma Burgeson MS Hydrologic effects of beaver dam removal in the Knife River Watershed Duluth bgemma@umn.edu
Jake Callaghan PhD Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry Duluth calla404@umn.edu
Andrew Camilleri MS Food web structure, ecological stoichiometry, and the role of benthic algae in large lake food webs Duluth camil025@umn.edu
Ellen Cooney PhD Impact of climate change, specifically large rain events, on carbon cycling and biogeochemistry in Lake Superior.  Duluth coone047@d.umn.edu
Lisa DeGuire MS Anthropogenic effects on water quality and the effect of invasive organisms on ecosystem health. Duluth degui017@d.umn.edu
Chelsea Delaney MS Using satellite imaging and terrestrial slope to calculate individual and total lake volumes without using depth in seventeen watersheds in Central Minnesota.  Twin Cities delan235@umn.edu
Nicki DeWeese MS Long-term ecosystem impacts of invasive zooplankton using paleolimnology Duluth dewe0062@umn.edu
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 dietz070@umn.edu
Jack Distel MS Creating adaptable and resilient ecosystems through dynamic ecological management and engineering. Twin Cities diste025@umn.edu
Devin Edge PhD Effects of photochemistry on dissolved organic matter (DOM) and potential subsequent nutrient release in storm plumes compared to non-plumes in Lake Superior and the Arctic. Duluth edgex021@umn.edu
Jasmine Eltawely PhD Hybrid watermilfoil genotype distribution in Minnesota lakes Twin Cities eltaw003@umn.edu
Zachary Ethier MS Twin Cities ethi0019@umn.edu
Nicholas Evans MS Twin Cities evans436@umn.edu
Emily Fleissner MS Aquatic biology with a focus on behavioral and physiological characteristics of fish Duluth fleis133@d.umn.edu
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 fran1075@d.umn.edu
Lara Frankson MS Fate and persistence of antibiotics in Minnesota.. Twin Cities fran1223@umn.edu
Christa Gomez MS Environmental microbiology, water resource engineering, water quality Twin Cities gomez224@umn.edu
Brad Gordon PhD The use of natural systems such as wetlands to improve agricultural water quality Twin Cities gordo402@umn.edu
Erica Green PhD Geophysical fluid dynamics; physical limnology/oceanography; numerical modeling; field instrumentation and observations Duluth gree2425@d.umn.edu
Shelby Hammerschmidt MS Duluth hamme512@umn.edu
Kerri Hawk MS Water quantity issues and policies and in helping developing communities meet their water needs.  Twin Cities hawk0246@umn.edu
Jonathan Hess MS Twin Cities hessx113@umn.edu
Audrey Huff PhD Biological limnology. Effects of benthic communities on nutrient cycling in large lake ecosystems. Duluth huff0114@umn.edu
Emily Hyde MS How nutrients can affect and be effected by conditions within freshwater systems ranging from microbial activity, anthropogenic impacts, and various forms of pollution.  Duluth hyde0067@umn.edu
Vadym Ianaiev PhD Duluth ianai001@umn.edu
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 klimb002@umn.edu
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 kucek002@umn.edu
Sophia LaFond-Hudson PhD Geochemistry of wild rice rooting zones, biogeochemistry, water quality Duluth lafo0062@d.umn.edu
Xiang Li MS Twin Cities lixx5000@umn.edu
Brianna Loeks-Johnson MS Denitrification in lakes Twin Cities loek0003@d.umn.edu
Maqsood Mansur MS Duluth mansu044@umn.edu
Betsy McKay MS Ecology and biogeochemistry of large lake benthic communities Duluth mckay272@umn.edu
Shawnee McMillian MS Duluth mcmil144@d.umn.edu
Kaela Natwora PhD Effects of nitrogen fixation in certain species of Microcystis and the production of various microcystin congeners Duluth natwo001@umn.edu
Jacob Olson MS Invasive macrophytes (Potamogeton crispus and Myriophyllum spicatum) in lakes throughout Minnesota and investigating methods to restore native macrophyte communities and define restoration endpoints. Twin Cities olso2231@umn.edu
Mohamed Ouarani PhD Twin Cities ouara001@umn.edu
Alycia Overbo PhD Identifying and characterizing sources of chloride to Minnesota surface waters and groundwater Twin Cities overb045@umn.edu
Cole Reagan MS Twin Cities reaga038@umn.edu
Kaitlin Reinl PhD Cyanobacteria in Lake Superior and how it relates to watershed dynamics, climate change, water quality, and water resource management. Mathematical and statistical modeling as tools for predicting changes in aquatic ecosystems. Duluth reinl003@d.umn.edu
Kirsten Rhude MS Ecology, limnology, impacts of climate change and land use on water quality, environmental policy, and science education Duluth rhude018@umn.edu
Kasey Rundquist MS Twin Cities rund0075@umn.edu
Gage Sachs PhD Organic geochemistry of lipids Duluth sach0117@d.umn.edu
Adelle Schumann MS Abundance and locality of antibiotic-resistant genes in city sewer systems. Duluth schum216@umn.edu
Larissa Scott PhD Duluth scot0667@umn.edu
Kirill Shchapov PhD Limnology, winter community ecology of large freshwater lakes, and climate change Duluth shcha001@umn.edu
Carolyn Shull PhD Comparison of isotope data from canal tunnel speleothems in Central England to instrument temperature, NAO, phenology records and land use changes. Duluth linnx069@umn.edu
Tiffany Sprague MS Urban watershed management.  Modeling small-scale urban hydrology in Duluth, assessing hydrologic impacts from expanding urbanization, and mapping flooding potential in neighborhoods.   Duluth spra0141@d.umn.edu
Kinzey Stoll MS Isotopes in precipitation found along the North and South shores of Lake Superior Duluth stoll073@d.umn.edu
Victor Teng PhD Combining remote sensing and modeling to surface water/groundwater interactions. Twin Cities tengx062@umn.edu
Gloria Thomas PhD Environmental Chemistry.  Environmental Microbiology.  Water Quality Twin Cities thom6067@umn.edu
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 thom2587@umn.edu
Marissa Torrez Castro MS Contaminant interactions in natural systems, biogeochemistry, water quality  Duluth torre600@umn.edu
Jason Ulrich PhD Twin Cities ulri0010@umn.edu
Tyler Untiedt MS Environmental Microbiology. Understanding the microbiome associated with northern wild rice and competing vegetation. Duluth untie009@umn.edu
Jonathan Utecht MS Aquatic ecology, Fisheries management, Aquatic Restoration, Climate Change implications Duluth utech041@d.umn.edu
Thomas Venneman MS Duluth venn0050@umn.edu
Amber White MS Methylmercury in St. Louis River, freshwater systems Duluth whit2368@umn.edu
Justin Wiese MS Aquatic biology/chemistry, bioremediation, water quality Twin Cities wiese201@umn.edu
Jeremy Williamson MS Limnology, Biogeochemistry, Cyanobacteria, Paleolimnology Twin Cities
Julia Zimmer MS Microbial ecology of urban freshwater systems Duluth zimme739@d.umn.edu