Winter 2022 Student News

Amanda Brennan received her doctoral degree in November 2021. Her dissertation was entitled Increasing transparency in the implications of variability in contaminant partitioning. Brennan was advised by Nathan Johnson.

Elizabeth Hill presented a poster at the Minnesota Water Resources Conference in October 2021. The poster was entitled A high-throughput MFQPCR approach to simultaneously quantify FI bacteria, MST markers, and pathogens of Lake Superior beaches. Hill is advised by Satoshi Ishii and Chan Lan Chun.

Mariel Jones presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021. The presentation was entitled The role of precipitation, vegetation, and evapotranspiration in lowland , snow-dominated headwater catchments. Jones is advised by Xue Feng.

Xiang Li presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021. The presentation was entitled Effectiveness of basin aware modulation in a global hydrologic deep learning model: from physical descriptors to random vectors. Li is advised by John Nieber.

Philip Margarit presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021. The poster was entitled Analysis of Groundwater Age Distributions in Complex Aquifer Systems to Evaluate Best Management Practice Efficacy. Margarit is advised by John Nieber.

Shawnee McMillian received her masters degree in December 2021. Her thesis was entitled Water Chemistry and Microbial Nitrogen Cycling in Wild Rice Wetlands. McMillian was advised by Chan Lan Chun.

Kasey Rundquist received her masters degree in December 2021. Rundquist was advised by John Nieber.

Victor Teng presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021. The poster was entitled Can Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) model Simulating Three-Dimensional Storage-Discharge Relations? The Case Study at Rum River Watershed, MN. Teng is advised by John Nieber.

Tamara Walsky received her masters degree in December 2021. Her thesis was entitled Occurrences and Temporal Dynamics of Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Different Stormwater Reuse Systems. Walsky was advised by Satoshi Ishii.

Erika Winner presented at  the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021. The presentation was entitled Does Drought Matter? Factors for Resilience in Forested Watersheds of Northern California. Winner is advised by Salli Dymond.

New WRS Faculty

Bonnie Keeler, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Gregory Sass, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology and Fisheries Research, WI DNR