Summer 2017 Student News

Anna Baker received a WRS Travel Grant for $567 to present a poster entitled "Sediment as Modulator of Phosphorus Dynamics in Post-Glacial Channels" at the Geological Society of the Americas North East/North Central meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on March 19-21, 2017.  Baker is advised by Jacques Finlay and Karen Gran.

Brian Bohman was awarded a fellowship with the MnDrive Global Food Ventures program for 2017-18. The Fellows participate in activities designed to help build their skills in communications and problem solving along with pursuing individual research projects. Bohman is advised by David Mulla and Carl Rosen.

Ann Marie Halbach received her MS degree in January 2017. Her thesis was entitled: Trends in Total Phosphorus Concentrations in Urban and Non-Urban Environments. She was advised by Robert Sterner

Sophie LaFond-Hudson received a WRS Travel Grant for $157 to give a presentation entitled Iron Sulfide Precipitates on the Roots of Wild Rice at the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Minneapolis on March 20-22, 2017. LaFond-Hudson is advised by Nathan Johnson.

Elizabeth Taylor Nelson received her MS degree in December 2016. Her thesis was entitled: Water use at Minnesota rest areas. Nelson was advised by Sara Heger.

Seth Thompson received a WRS Travel Grant for $588 to present a poster entitled Stoichiometry of Water-Extractable Organic Matter in North American Grasslands at the annual meeting of the Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography in Hawaii on February 26-March 3, 2017. Thompson is advised by Jim Cotner.

Dylan Timm received his MS degree in December 2016. His thesis was entitled: Identifying critical source areas for best management practice targeting in impaired Zumbro River watersheds using digital terrain analysis. Timm was advised by David Mulla.

Daniel Titze, University of Minnesota-Duluth, received the JGLR/Elsevier Student Author Award for his article Novel, direct observations of ice on Lake Superior during the high ice coverage of winter 2013–2014, Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 492-501. This award, valued at $750, recognizes a student scientist who is first author on a top-ranked article in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. The article was coauthored with his advisor Jay Austin. Titze also received his PhD in November 2016. His dissertation was entitled: Characteristics, Influence, and Sensitivity of Ice Cover on the Great Lakes

Xiaowei Zhao received her PhD in November 2016. Her dissertation was entitled:  Bacterial Community Dynamics on Suspended Particle Microscopic Islands and Implications for the Theory of Island Biogeography. Zhao was advised by Randall Hicks.