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
Nathaniel Baeumler MS How the changing climate is influencing hydrologic systems and nutrient availability in the Upper Midwest United States Twin Cities baeum008@umn.edu
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 bake0871@umn.edu
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
Virginia Batts MS The role of riparian vegetation in near-channel sediment transport/storage, with a focus on the Lower Minnesota River corridor Duluth batts008@umn.edu
Brian Bohman PhD 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
Mark Bushinski MS Twin Cities bushi005@umn.edu
Erik Bye MS Studying effects of climate change on nutrient cycling and sequestration in estuaries Duluth byexx125@d.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 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 coone047@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
Zachary Ethier MS Twin Cities ethi0019@umn.edu
Nicholas Evans MS Twin Cities evans436@umn.edu
Mojtaba Fakhraee PhD Geochemistry Duluth fakhr008@umn.edu
Kara Fitzpatrick MS Twin Cities fitzp174@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
Cheryl Haines PhD Antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater Twin Cities haine069@umn.edu
Kerri Hawk MS Water quantity issues and policies and in helping developing communities meet their water needs.  Twin Cities hawk0246@umn.edu
Erik Hendrickson MS Quantifying microplastic pollution by assessing the distribution and magnitude of microplastic by concentration and polymer.  Duluth hendr918@umn.edu
Jonathan Hess MS Twin Cities hessx113@umn.edu
Molly Hite MS Twin Cities hitex031@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
Carolyn Linn MS Duluth linnx069@umn.edu
Brianna Loeks-Johnson MS Denitrification in lakes Twin Cities loek0003@d.umn.edu
Timothy Martin MS Ways of collecting and analyzing fisheries data using alternative digital sources, specifically smartphone angling apps Twin Cities mart4053@umn.edu
Jane Mazack PhD Twin Cities louws002@umn.edu
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 kmclella@umn.edu
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 overb045@umn.edu
Cole Reagan MS Twin Cities reaga038@umn.edu
Kaitlin Reinl PhD Limnology, Ecology, Water Resources, Environmental Policy, and Environmental Stewardship Duluth reinl003@d.umn.edu
Gage Sachs PhD Biogeochemistry and physical chemistry of high latitude lakes and oceans and their microorganisms. Duluth sach0117@d.umn.edu
Larissa Scott PhD Duluth scot0667@umn.edu
Kirill Shchapov PhD Duluth shcha001@umn.edu
Marissa Shepherd MS Twin Cities shep0190@umn.edu
Tiffany Sprague MS Land use/land cover impacts to hydrology, and integration of geospatial technologies with hydrologic modeling Duluth spra0141@d.umn.edu
Daniel Takaki MS Effects of bioelectrochemical stimulation of microorganisms to reduce sulfate from mine stream effluents as a method of bioremediation Duluth takak005@d.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
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
Felicia Williamson MS Duluth will5189@umn.edu
Kari Wolf MS The removal of nitrate from agricultural tile drainage using industrial resin Twin Cities wolfx648@umn.edu