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
Virginia Batts MS The role of riparian vegetation in near-channel sediment transport/storage, with a focus on the Lower Minnesota River corridor Duluth
Brian Bohman PhD 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
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
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
Zachary Ethier MS Twin Cities
Nicholas Evans MS Twin Cities
Mojtaba Fakhraee PhD Geochemistry Duluth
Kara Fitzpatrick MS Twin Cities
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
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
Erik Hendrickson MS Quantifying microplastic pollution by assessing the distribution and magnitude of microplastic by concentration and polymer.  Duluth
Jonathan Hess MS Twin Cities
Molly Hite MS Twin Cities
Sophia LaFond-Hudson PhD Geochemistry of wild rice rooting zones, biogeochemistry, water quality Duluth
Xiang Li MS Twin Cities
Carolyn Linn MS Duluth
Brianna Loeks-Johnson MS Denitrification in lakes Twin Cities
Timothy Martin MS Ways of collecting and analyzing fisheries data using alternative digital sources, specifically smartphone angling apps Twin Cities
Jane Mazack PhD 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
Gage Sachs PhD Biogeochemistry and physical chemistry of high latitude lakes and oceans and their microorganisms. Duluth
Larissa Scott PhD Duluth
Kirill Shchapov PhD Duluth
Marissa Shepherd MS Twin Cities
Tiffany Sprague MS Land use/land cover impacts to hydrology, and integration of geospatial technologies with hydrologic modeling Duluth
Daniel Takaki MS Effects of bioelectrochemical stimulation of microorganisms to reduce sulfate from mine stream effluents as a method of bioremediation Duluth
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
Felicia Williamson MS Duluth
Kari Wolf MS The removal of nitrate from agricultural tile drainage using industrial resin Twin Cities