Spring 2016 Student News

Andrew Kessler received his PhD in December 2015. His dissertation was titled: River bank erosion in the Minnesota river valley. Kessler was advised by Satish Gupta.

Marie Michelle Rorer received her MS in January 2016. Rorer was advised by Joe Magner.

Michael Lee Sorensen received his MS in December 2015. His thesis was titled: Hypoxia tolerance of the invasive zooplankton Bythotrephes longimanus and the native zooplankton Leptodora kindtii. Sorensen was advised by Donn Branstrator.

New Water Resources Science Program faculty:

Chanlan Chun, Assistant Professor, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, UMD, focuses on the roles of microbes associated with natural and engineering environment.

Carrie Jennings, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences, is a geologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Andrew Wickert, Department of Earth Sciences, has joined the Water Resource Sciences faculty. Wickert received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. Wickert investigates ice, water, and landscapes through the past and present: growth and decay of ice sheets and glaciers and their interactions with climate, dynamics of river systems, global sea level variability, and modern hydrologic and Earth-surface processes. He approaches these questions through a combination of field observations, field instrumentation, and numerical modeling.