Graduate Students

Dual-title degree seeking PhD students:

  Diana Ayala

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

I am interested in understanding how extremophiles thrive in environments with low pH, high metal content and sulfate in order to design better biological systems for treating wastes such as acid mine drainage

Ben Davis Barnes

Department of Geosciences

   Si Chen

Department of Geosciences

                          Mara Cloutier

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Investigating soil properties and amendment that enhance nitrate reduction to ammonium and N2O consumption in agroecosystems

Mara’s Website

Jimmy Farnan

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

I study the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from hospital wastewater using manganese oxides that are produced in acid mine drainage treatment systems 

               Alison Franklin

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Identifying how spray irrigation impacts soil, water, and bacteria in agricultural land

Alisons’ Website

                       Beth Hoagland

Department of Geosciences

 Caitlin Hodges

 

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

I  focus on critical zone research that links soil chemical transformations to spatial and temporal variations in soil moisture. I’m particularly interested in how soil physical structure affects the creation of dynamic microsites within the soil matrix of near-stream zones. These redox-active microsites have the potential to exert strong influences on carbon, nutrient, and contaminant export.

Caitlin’s Website

                 Shelby Lyons

Department of Geosciences

I study landscape, ocean, and atmospheric responses to major climate and environmental events from the Cretaceous to the modern.

                           Philip Martin

Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Researching the epidemiology and population biology of bitter rot, checking for fungicide resistance,and testing improved management practices, all of which will be incorporated into a comprehensive fruit rot control plan.

Philip’s Website

Curt McConnell

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and Intercollege Department of Ecology

Uyen Nguyen

 Department of Geosciences

 

Biogeochemistry Minors:

 

 

Joseph Amsili

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Joseph’s Website

Emily Ball

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Investigating soil properties and management practices that are related to N2O emissions in agroecosystems

Emily’s Website

 

 

 

 

Yuting He

 

Department of Geosciences

Virginia Marcon

 

Department of Geosciences