Summer 2021 Student News

David Burge received his PhD in June 2021.  His dissertation was entitled Modern Limnological and Paleolimnological Applications of Diatoms in Minnesota Lakes.  Burge was advised by Mark Edlund.

Leah Egan presented a poster on Cyanobacteria bloom development and toxin production in lakes across land use and climate at the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences meeting in June. Egan is advised by Chris Filstrup and Cody Sheik.

Audrey Huff presented On Into The Deep: Environmental Variability and Nutrient Cycling by Deep-water Quagga Mussels in the Upper Great Lakes, at the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences meeting in June. Huff is advised by Ted Ozersky

Elizabeth (Betsy) McKay received her MS in June 2021.  Her thesis was entitled Ecology of Giant, Sulfur-Oxidizing Thioploca Bacteria in Great Lakes Sediments.  McKay was advised by Ted Ozersky.

Tongyao Pu presented a poster on Stability of stratification and its effect on the accumulation of ferrous iron in meromictic Lake Towuti, at the Goldschmidt 2021 conference in July. Pu is advised by Sergei Katsev.

Kaitlin Reinl presented A cyanobacteria life cycle model for blooms in oligotrophic Lake Superior at the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences meeting in June. Reinl is advised by Robert Sterner.

Geordee Spilkia received her MS in June 2021.  Her thesis was entitled Mercury removal in municipal wastewater: The role of TSS and DOM in meeting Great Lakes discharge limits. Spilkia was advised by Nathan Johnson.

Daniel Sandborn presented on Quantifying Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity in the Inorganic Carbon Chemistry of Lakes Superior and Michigan at the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences meeting in June. Sandborn is advised by Elizabeth Austin-Minor.