Fall 2018 Student News

Minnesota Sea Grant announced that University of Minnesota Duluth Water Resources Science graduate Daniel C. Takaki is a finalist for the John A. Knauss Policy Fellowship from the National Sea Grant College Program. Takaki will spend 2019 working on Great Lakes, ocean and coastal policy issues in Washington, D.C.

Nathaniel Baeumler received his MS degree in summer 2018.  His thesis was entitled River Nitrogen Loads and Landscape Evapotranspiration as Influenced by Climate and Land Cover Changes in the Midwestern United States.  Baeumler was advised by Satish Gupta.

Anna Baker received her MS degree in summer 2018.  Her thesis was entitled Phosphorus-sediment interactions and their implications for watershed scale phosphorus dynamics in the Le Sueur River Basin. Baker was advised by Jacques Finlay and Karen Gran.

Mark Bushinski received his MS degree in summer 2018.  He was advised by Bruce Wilson.

Erik Bye received his MS degree in summer 2018.  His thesis was entitled Chemical Characterization of Soil Organic Matter in a Chesapeake Bay Salt Marsh: Analyzing Microbial and Vegetation Inputs.  Bye was advised by Kathryn Schreiner.

Ellen Cooney received her MS degree in summer 2018.  Her thesis was entitled Extreme Rain Events' Effects on the Biogeochemistry of Lake Superior.  Cooney will continue for her Ph.D. and will continue to be advised by Liz Minor.

Moji Fakhraee received his Doctoral degree in summer 2018.  His dissertation was entitled A New Insight into The Geochemistry of Sulfur in Low Sulfate Environments.  Fakhraee was advised by Sergei Katsev.

Kara Fitzpatrick received her MS degree in summer 2018.  Her thesis was entitled Identifying Linear Relationships between Streamflow Metrics and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Metrics in Minnesota. Fitzpatrick was advised by Joe Magner.

Molly Hite received her MS degree in summer 2018.  She was advised by Tim LaPara and Paige Novak.

Brianna Loeks –Johnson, Seth Thompson and WRS faculty Jim Cotner presented at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography in Victoria, British Columbia June 10-15, 2018.  

Jane Mazack received her Doctoral degree in spring semester 2018.  Her dissertation was entitled Winter invertebrate dynamics in groundwater-fed streams in southeastern Minnesota, USA.  Mazack was advised by Len Ferrington and Bruce Vondracek.

Katherine McLellan received her MS degree in spring semester 2018.  Her thesis was entitled Nitrate dynamics in an agricultural watershed, Minnesota, U.S.A.  McLellan was advised by Joe Magner.

Daniel Takaki received his MS degree in summer 2018.  His thesis was entitled Enhanced Microbial Sulfate Removal Through a Novel Electrode-Integrated Bioreactor.  Takaki was advised by Chanlan Chun.