Winter 2021 Student News

Shelby Hammerschmidt received her masters degree in October 2020.  Her thesis was entitled Understory Transpiration Rates Following Stand Density Reduction in a Coast Redwood Forest.  Shelby was advised by Salli Dymond.

Maqsood Mansur received his masters degree in October 2020.  His thesis was entitled Observation and Prediction of Seiches in Lake Superior. Maqsood was advised by Sam Kelly.

Kaitlyn Reinl published two first author papers. Reinl is a PhD candidate in Limnology and Oceanography and is advised by Bob Sterner.

  • Reinl, Kaitlin L., et al. "Fluvial seeding of cyanobacterial blooms in oligotrophic Lake Superior." Harmful Algae (2020): 101941. 
  • Reinl, Kaitlin L., Robert W. Sterner, and Jay A. Austin. "Seasonality and physical drivers of deep chlorophyll layers in Lake Superior, with implications for a rapidly warming lake." Journal of Great Lakes Research (2020).

Gloria Thomas received her masters degree in October 2020. She was advised by Sebastian Behrens.

New WRS Faculty:

Andy Erickson, Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Fabian Fernandez, Associate Professor, Soil, Water, and Climate

Gretchen Hansen, Assistant Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Nicholas Phelps, Assistant Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Judy Yang, Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering