Graduate Students

Name Degree Areas of Interest Campus Email
Zac Aanerud M.S.

Nitrogen cycle in corn fields in Lamberton, MN

Twin Cities [email protected]
David Adams M.S. Duluth
Nichole Angell M.S.

Costs and benefits of various aquatic invasive species prevention measures to create a multi-layer network model that will be converted into a user friendly online tool which state agencies throughout the Midwest can use to figure out where to best place their resources for preventing the spread of AIS

Twin Cities [email protected]
Abigail Armstrong Latanich M.S.

Using eDNA and microscopy in mesocosm studies to investigate efficacious detection and monitoring methods of aquatic invasive species establishment from ballast water

Duluth [email protected]
David Baldus M.S.

Effects of stream restoration projects on the ecological health of North Shore streams through nutrient uptake dynamics

Duluth [email protected]
Erin Bast Ph.D.

Monitor, sample, and model Lake Superior streams, investigate harmful algal blooms in Lake Superior, and engage with the local community and resource managers

Duluth [email protected]
Matthew Belanger M.S.

Investigating how the use of livestock manure fertilizers affect chloride concentrations in Minnesota waters

Twin Cities [email protected]
James Moe Benda Ph.D. Duluth [email protected]
Brian Bohman Ph.D. Twin Cities [email protected]
Elizabeth Boor M.S.

Investigating Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) and their impact on septic wastewater treatment

Twin Cities [email protected]
Katie Bruesewitz M.S.

Dietary habits of an underperforming walleye population on a northern Minnesota reservoir.

Duluth [email protected]
Jake Callaghan Ph.D. Duluth [email protected]
Katie Cassidy M.S. Duluth [email protected]
Zixuan Chen Ph.D.

Reactive transport modeling of nitrate

Twin Cities [email protected]
Ayooluwateso Teso Coker M.S.

Impacts of storm derived sediment on the formation of cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Superior.

Duluth [email protected]
Peter Conowall M.S. Duluth [email protected]
Megan Corum M.S.

Examining predatory zooplankton densities along a depth gradient across a day/night and seasonal scale

Duluth [email protected]
Kelly Duhn M.S.

Understanding how wetland fungalbiome influences nutrient cycling, especially as it relates to wild rice and the restoration of degraded or dominant species-shifted habitats.

Duluth [email protected]
Leah Egan M.S.

Understanding the environmental drivers of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cHABs) in order to better mitigate and manage blooms across various lake systems. 

Duluth [email protected]
Mark Ellman M.S.

The diets and causes of mortality of freshwater fish in winter lake ecosystems

Duluth [email protected]
Bradly Evraets M.S.

Hydrology

Duluth [email protected]
Adam Frankiewicz M.S. Duluth [email protected]
Erica Green Ph.D.

Observations of wind driven internal waves and turbulence in Lake Superior

Duluth [email protected]
Elizabeth Hill M.S.
High-throughput MFQPCR approach to simultaneously quantify FI bacteria, MST markers, and pathogens of Lake Superior beaches
Twin Cities [email protected]
Audrey Huff Ph.D.

 Effects of benthic communities on nutrient cycling in large lake ecosystems

Duluth [email protected]
Vadym Ianaiev Ph.D. Duluth [email protected]
Mariel Jones Ph.D.

Examining the intricacies of spring and winter hydrological effects in Minnesota headwaters and peatland landscapes

Twin Cities [email protected]
Andy Kasun M.S.

The interplay of watershed history and fluvial equilibrium through use of remote sensing/mapping, sediment budgets, and sediment provenance and tracing.

Duluth [email protected]
Payton Kittaka M.S.

Investigating alkalinity, pH, and pCO in bodies of water around Minnesota

Duluth [email protected]
Garner Kohrell M.S.

Quantifying the impacts of future variations in climate and land use management on soil erosion in Minnesota Watersheds. Also trying to Determine the impacts of Kernza (Intermediate Wheatgrass) plantings on water uptake dynamics and nitrate leaching in Southwestern Minnesota wellhead protection areas.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Katie Kramarczuk M.S.

Discovering the optimal media mix for biofiltration installations that remove phosphorus have an effective filtration rate and support vegetation growth

Twin Cities [email protected]
Xiang Li Ph.D.

Leveraging big data to improve streamflow prediction and to understand baseflow recessions

Twin Cities [email protected]
Denver Link M.S.

Zebra mussels affects on walleye food webs in Minnesota lakes to aid agencies and lake associations in management decisions.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Brianna Loeks Johnson Ph.D.

Microbial manipulations of nitrogen in freshwaters to better understand how to manage for the negative impacts of excess nutrients in lakes.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Philip Margarit Ph.D.

Development of groundwater modeling tools to assess the efficacy of agricultural best management practices in southeastern Minnesota.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Ashley Murr M.S.

Analyzing the diel vertical migration patterns of zooplankton in Lake Superior using ADCP intensity data

Duluth [email protected]
Kaela Natwora Ph.D.

Nutrient dynamics and community structure that prompt and support harmful algal blooms (HABs)

Duluth [email protected]
Mohamed Ouarani Ph.D.

Working in collaboration with Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco) on the use of integrated hydrological modeling for sustainable water resources management in arid coastal regions.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Tongyao Pu M.S.

Modeling about hydrodynamics of meromictic lakes and their implications on the redox chemistry in these lakes

Duluth [email protected]
Daniel Sandborn Ph.D.

Chemical limnology/oceanography along the continuum from large lakes to the global ocean

Duluth [email protected]
Benjamin Schleppenbach M.S.

Inventory of spawning redd locations and habitat partitioning among salmonid species in the Bois Brule River, WI

Duluth [email protected]
Josh Schrope M.S.

Using carbon dioxide and sound as deterrents for Silver and Bighead carp

Duluth [email protected]
Kirill Shchapov Ph.D.

Understanding the functioning of lake ecosystems in winter, an understudied period in the annual cycle of lakes.

Duluth [email protected]
Claire Simmerman Ph.D. Twin Cities [email protected]
Bailey Tangen M.S.

Assess the soil response to rainfall under soil health and conventional management systems, estimate field working days and their economic impacts under soil health and conventional management systems, and explore the importance of field working days for farmer quality of life and stress levels.

Twin Cities [email protected]
Victor Teng Ph.D.

Test whether using hydrological modeling can downscale the total water storage anomalies monitored by the Gravity Recovery Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). Currently using machine learning algorithms to simulate the storage-discharge relation with Hydrological Simulation Program-Fortran (HSPF) 

Twin Cities [email protected]
Anna Totsch M.S.

Determine effects of lake character and seasonality on AIS detections probability using eDNA. Optimize field and lab methods for maximizing detection probability of multiple AIS.

Duluth [email protected]
Karina Weelborg Ph.D.

Potential of wood as a water quality BMP in biochar stormwater filters and a woodchip denitrifying bioreactor

Twin Cities [email protected]
Molly Wick Ph.D.

Human well-being benefits of water resource management, including how aspects of place and personal identity influence benefits experienced by community members. 

Duluth [email protected]
Erika Winner M.S.

Effects of landscape properties on the drought resilience of forested watersheds in northern California

Duluth [email protected]
Limeimei Xu Ph.D. Twin Cities [email protected]
Julia Zimmer M.S. Duluth [email protected]