Recent M.S. Graduates

Fall 2016

Lurndahl, Nicole   |   Advisor: Michael Sadowsky
Temporal and Spatial Trends in the Abundance of Functional Denitrification Genes and Observed Soil Moisture and Potential Denitrification Rates

Nelson, Taylor   |   Advisor: Sara Heger
Water Use at Minnesota Rest Areas

Timm, Dylan   |   Advisor: David Mulla
Identifying critical source areas for best management practice targeting in impaired Zumbro River watersheds using digital terrain analysis

Summer 2016

Alexson, Elizabeth   |   Advisor: Euan Reavie
Paleolimnological Investigation of the St. Louis River Estuary to Inform Area of Concern Delisting Efforts

Dietrich, Thomas   |   Advisor: Joe Magner
Stony Creek: A flood mitigation

Freeman, Carrie   |   Advisor: Jay Austin

Hammer-Lester, Rebecca   |   Advisor: Chris Lenhart

Henley, Elizabeth   |   Advisor: Joe Magner

LaFond-Hudson, Sophie   |   Advisor: Nathan Johnson and John Paster
Iron and Sulfur Cycling in the Rhizosphere of Wild Rice (Zizania palustris)

Tennant, Cody   |   Advisor: Elizabeth Austin-Minor
Analysis of Inorganic Carbon and pH in the Western Arm of Lake Superior

Xu, Song   |   Advisor: Bruce Wilson

Spring 2016

Braun, Shanna   |   Advisor: Chris Lenhart and Ken Brooks

Harris, Michael   |   Advisor: Lucinda Johnson

Herrera, Larissa   |   Advisor: Valerie Brady
Identifying the Impacts of Excess Fine Sediment on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities

Jasperson, Jenny   |   Advisor: Karen Gran and Joe Magner
Seasonal and Flood-Induced Variations in Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Dynamics in a Shallow Aquifer System: Amity Creek, MN

Rorer, Michelle   |   Advisor: Joe Magner

Fall 2015

Sorensen, Michael   |   Advisor: Donn Branstrator
Hypoxia Tolerance of the Invasive Zooplankton Bythotrephes longimanus and the Native Zooplankton Leptodora kindtii

Summer 2015

Aliff Meagan   |   Advisor: Euan Reavie
Evaluation of a Method for Ballast Water Risk-Release Assessment Using a Protist Surrogate

Campbell, Nathan   |   Advisor: Chris Lenhart

Spring 2015

Bailey, Logan   |   Advisor: Nathan Johnson
The Effect of High Sulfate Loading on Methylmercury Production, Partitioning, and Transport in Mining-impacted Freshwater Sediments and Lakes in Northeastern Minnesota

Birkemeier, Ryan   |   Advisor: Joe Magner and John Nieber

Hamlin, Jennifer   |   Advisor: Pamela Rice
Sorption-Desorption, Leaching, and Bioavailability of Aminocyclopyrachlor and Indaziflam in Minnesota Soils

Kjerland, Tonya   |   Advisor: Jonathan Schilling and John Pastor

Olm, Rachel   |   Advisor: Joe Magner

Thao, Chakong   |   Advisor: Paul Venturelli

Thompson, Seth   |   Advisor: James Cotner
Extractability of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus in United States Grasslands

Fall 2014

Ross, Nikol   |   Advisor: Joe Magner and Chris Lenhart

Wisker, James   |   Advisor: Bruce Wilson

Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Fall 2016

Titze, Daniel   |   Advisor: Jay Austin
Characteristics, Influence, and Sensitivity of Ice Cover on the Great Lakes

Zhao, Xiaowei   |   Advisor: Randall Hicks
Bacterial Community Dynamics on Suspended Particle Microscopic Islands and Implications for the Theory of Island Biogeography

Fall 2015

Kessler, Andrew   |   Advisor: Satish Gupta
River Bank Erosion in the Minnesota River Valley

Summer 2015

Fairbairn, David   |   Advisor: Deborah Swackhamer and Pamela Rice
Sources, Transport, and Sediment-Water Distributions of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in a Mixed-Use Watershed

Heger, Sara   |   Advisor: Ed Nater and James Anderson
Evaluation of Four Milk House Wastewater Treatment Systems in Minnesota

Kronholm, Scott   |   Advisor: Paul Capel
Hydrologic Flowpath and Other Natural and Anthropogenic Factors Controlling Nitrogen Movement from the Landscape to Streams

Teneyck, Matthew   |   Advisor: Donn Branstrator
Defining the Risk-Release Relationship of Daphnia Magna, a Non-Native Aquatic Species in the Environment of Duluth-Superior Harbor

Fall 2014

Li, Jiying   |   Advisor: Sergei Katsev
Sediment Diagenesis in Large Lakes Superior and Malawi, Geochemical Cycles and Budgets and Comparisons to Marine Sediments

Alumni

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