Winter 2018 Student News

Anna Baker presented The influence of erosional hotspots on watershed-scale phosphorus dynamics in intensively managed agricultural landscapes at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA December 11-15, 2017. Baker is advised by Jacques Finlay and Karen Gran.

Nathaniel Bauemler presented Climate and Land Use Change Impacts on Nitrogen Concentrations and Nitrogen Loads in the Minnesota River at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Meeting in Tampa FL October 22-25, 2017. Bauemler is advised by Satish Gupta.

Brian Bohman presented 1) Comparison of Strategies to Monitor and Measure Nitrate Leaching Under Irrigated Potato Production Grown on Sandy Soils in North Central USA 2) Adaptive Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Strategies Improve Agronomic and Environmental Outcomes from Potato Production at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Meeting in Tampa in October 22-25, 2017. Bohman is advised by Carl Rosen and David Mulla.

Erik Bye presented Chemical characterization of soil organic matter in a Chesapeake Bay salt marsh: analyzing microbial and vegetation inputs to SOM at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans LA December 11-15, 2017. Bye is advised by Kathryn Schreiner.

Mojtaba Fakhraee presented Sediment Sulfur Isotopes Reflect Seawater Oxygen Rise in Neoarchean at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans LA December 11-15, 2017. Fakhraee is advised by Sergei Katsev.

Erik Hendrickson received his MS degree fall semester 2017. His thesis was entitled Microplastics in the Surface Water and Sediments of Western Lake Superior as Determined via Microscopy, Pyr-GC/MS, and FTIR. Hendrickson was advised by Liz Austin Minor.

Sophie LaFond-Hudson presented Exploring the roles of iron and carbon in controlling sulfide toxicity in multi-year wild rice mesocosms at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting in Minneapolis in November MN, November 12-16, 2017. LaFond-Hudson is advised by Nathan Johnson.

Timothy Martin received his MS degree fall semester 2017. Martin was advised by Paul Venturelli.

Kirsten Rhude is the first recipient of the Water Resources Center Graduate Student Fellowship.  Kirsten graduated from Middleton High School in 2008 and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.  Her bachelor's degree is in biology and zoology.  She is enrolled at UMD in the WRS Master's program and is advised by Bob Sterner.

Marissa Shepherd received her MS degree fall semester 2017. Her thesis was entitled: Building a Collaboratove Business Model for Minnesota’s Water Industry. Shepherd was advised by Paige Novak.

Amber White presented Assessing internal loading of methylmercury in a sulfate impacted freshwater coastal estuary through extensive field study at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting in Minneapolis MN, November 12-16, 2017. White is advised by Nathan Johnson

Kari Wolf presented Use of Industrial Anion Exchange Resin to Remove Nitrate from Tile Water at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Meeting in Tampa FL October 22-25, 2017.  Wolf also received her MS degree fall semester 2017. Her thesis was entitled Climate and Land Use Change Impacts on N-Loads in Iowa Rivers and Remediation of Tile Water with an Anion-Exchange Resin. Wolf was advised by Satish Gupta.