Spring 2018 Student News

The Water Resources Science program welcomes new faculty: Peter Calow, UMN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Laure Charleux, UMD, Department of Geography, Urban, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Afton Clarke-Sather, UMD, Department of Geography, Urban, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Xue Feng, UMN, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Christopher Filstrup, UMD, Large Lakes Observatory and Minnesota Sea Grant, Jeff Havig, UMN, Department of Earth Sciences, and Allen Mensigner, UMD, Department of Biology.

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

Nathaniel Baeumler presented a poster Climate and Land Use Change Impacts on Nitrogen Concentrations and Nitrogen Loads in the Minnesota River  at the Soil Science Society of America's annual meeting in Tampa, FL on October 22-25, 2017. Baeumler is advised by Satish Gupta.

Brian Bohman presented two talks: Comparison of Strategies to Monitor and Measure Nitrate Leaching Under Irrigated Potato Production Grown on Sandy Soils in North Central USA  and
Adaptive Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Strategies Improve Agronomic and Environmental Outcomes from Potato Production  at the Soil Science Society of America's annual meeting in Tampa, Florida on October 22-25, 2017. Bohman is advised by David Mulla and Carl Rosen.

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

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

Erik Hendrickson received his MS winter 2018. His thesis was titled: Microplastics in the surface water and sediments of western Lake Superior as determined via microscopy, Pyr-GC/MS, and FTIR. Hendrickson was advised by Elizabeth Austin-Minor.

Sophie Lafond-Hudson presented a poster 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 on November 13-16, 2017. Lafond-Hudson is advised by Nathan Johnson.

Timothy Martin received his MS winter 2018. His thesis was titled: Comparing estimates of fishing effort and lake choice derived from aerial creel surveys and smartphone application data in Ontario, Canada. Martin was advised by Paul Venturelli.

Jane Mazack received her PhD winter 2018. Her dissertation was titled: Winter invertebrate dynamics in groundwater-fed streams in southeastern Minnesota, USA. Mazack was advised by Len Ferrington and Bruce Vondracek.

Marissa Shepherd received her MS winter 2018. Shepherd was advised by Paige Novak.

Amber White presented a poster 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 on November 13-16, 2017. White is advised by Nathan Johnson.

Kari Wolf received her MS winter 2018. Her thesis was titled: 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.