Current Students

Name Degree Program Research Interest Campus Email
David Baldus MS Anthropogenic impacts on water systems, applications of remote sensing and GIS, surface water-groundwater interactions, and science education Duluth baldu024@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 Development of regional water model integrating multiple disparate data sources to identify useable parameters for permitting and land use decisions. 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
Katie Bruesewitz MS Ecological interactions of invasive zooplankton Duluth brues050@d.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
Katie Cassidy MS Environmental Impacts of Potassium Acetate as a Road Salt Alternative Duluth cassi123@d.umn.edu
Teso Coker MS Duluth coker032@umn.edu
Peter Conowall MS Duluth conow002@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
Megan Corum MS Impacts of invasive zooplankton on aquatic ecology Duluth corum012@umn.edu
Karina Cuate PhD Drinking water quality with an emphasis on contamination removal Twin Cities cuate009@umn.edu
Lisa DeGuire MS Anthropogenic effects on water quality and the effect of invasive organisms on ecosystem health. Duluth degui017@d.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
Kelly Duhn MS Duluth duhnx004@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
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
Jacob Fredrickson PhD Physical Limnology/Oceanography, Field Instrumentation and Observation, Numerical Modeling Duluth fredr254@umn.edu
Erica Green PhD Geophysical fluid dynamics. Physical limnology and oceanography. Observations of internal waves and turbulence in Lake Superior. Duluth gree2425@d.umn.edu
Shelby Hammerschmidt MS Ecohydrology in the understory of a coast redwood forest Duluth hamme512@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
Mitch Ihlang MS Exploring the impact of soil frost on the timing and mechanisms of groundwater recharge Duluth ihlan003@d.umn.edu
Andy Kasun MS Studying the origins and impacts of sediment and nutrient loading of historically degraded streams, especially Lake Superior tributaries Duluth kasun010@umn.edu
Adelle Keppers MS Identifying hotspots of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) at entry points into municipal sewer systems to develop appropriate source control strategies to prevent their release into the environment  Duluth akeppers@d.umn.edu
Garner Kohrell MS Quantifying the impacts of future variations in climate and land use management on soil erosion in Minnesota Watersheds. Determining the impacts of Kernza (Intermediate Wheatgrass) plantings on water uptake dynamics and nitrate leaching in Southwestern Minnesota wellhead protection areas.  Twin Cities kohre001@umn.edu
Xiang Li PhD Data driven and machine learning approaches for tackling surface water and groundwater interactions. Explore physics guided machine learning approaches for incorporating baseflow recession analysis into groundwater modeling problems. Twin Cities lixx5000@umn.edu
Brianna Loeks-Johnson PhD Microbial processing of nitrogen in freshwater systems 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
Tongyao Pu MS Physical limnology Duluth pu000031@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 Public values of aquatic invasive species Twin Cities rund0075@umn.edu
Gage Sachs MS Organic geochemistry of lipids Duluth sach0117@d.umn.edu
Daniel Sandborn PhD Exploring the inorganic carbonate system along the gradient of fresh- to saltwater ecosystems, especially in relation to anthropogenic effects Duluth sandb425@umn.edu
Larissa Scott MS Duluth scot0667@umn.edu
Kirill Shchapov PhD Limnology, winter community ecology of large freshwater lakes, and climate change Duluth shcha001@umn.edu
Claire Simmerman PhD Twin Cities simme090@umn.edu
Geordee Spilkia MS Mercury Removal in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems along the Lake Superior Basin Duluth spilk011@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
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
Tamara Walsky MS Temporal Dynamics of Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance in Raw and Treated Stormwater Twin Cities walsk021@umn.edu
Amber White MS Methylmercury in St. Louis River, freshwater systems Duluth whit2368@umn.edu
Molly Wick PhD Studying relationships between indicators of human well-being and indicators of aquatic and riparian ecosystem condition at multiple scales within and among social/socioeconomic groups around the Laurentian Great Lakes, especially in the context of climate change and ecosystem remediation and restoration Duluth wick0256@umn.edu
Erika Winner MS Investigating the impacts of logging on ecohydrological processes Duluth winne036@umn.edu
Limeimei Xu PhD Watershed assessment, defining hydrologic pathways and processes using stable isotopes Twin Cities xu000761@umn.edu
Julia Zimmer MS Microbial ecology of urban freshwater systems Duluth zimme739@d.umn.edu