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Student Spotlight

Current Ph.D. Students

Student Name Degree Advisor Dissertation Topic or Title
R. Paul Acosta EES Matthew Huber  
Rosa Affleck NRES Kevin Gardner The Influence of Social and Cultural Environment on Construction Projects for Sustainment of Infrastructure
Timothy Algeo* NRES Michael Palace An assessment of Pinus spp.-dominated cover types as potential natural barriers to the movement of raccoon (Procyon lotor) variant rabies in the eastern United States.
Sarah Andrews* EES Serita Frey The effects of plant community composition on methane cycling in freshwater wetlands.
Lesley Atwood* NRES Richard Smith Agroecosystem resilience: Soil Foodweb Dynamics and Ecological Resiliency in Agroecosystems
Deana Aulisio* NRES Kevin Gardner The Societal Metabolism of Human-induced flows in Coastal Communities
Kimberly Aviado EES Julie Bryce/
Sam Mukasa
The role of water and volatiles in rift systems such as the East African Rift and the West Antarctic Rift.
Amanda Beal NRES John Carroll Natural resource considerations in food production
Richard Brereton* EES William McDowell Exploring nitrogen dynamics in the river network of a tropical watershed, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico
Jonathan Buzan* EES Matthew Huber  
Ryan Cassotto EES Margaret Boettcher Outlet glacier behavior using a ground based portable RADAR interferometer
Jay Clausen* EES Kevin Gardner Modifications to Sample Collection and Processing Procedures for Soil Containing Metal Particulates
Andy Colter NRES Mark Ducey Use of the knowledge-based Arc Soil Inference Engine (ArcSIE) with 1m Lidar inventory to establish Ecological Type relationships for landscapes typical of Forests in the Northeast U.S.
Peter Conklin NRES John Carroll Sustainability Curriculum for Community Colleges
Chelsea Corr* EES Jack Dibb Impacts of aerosol and snow on photochemistry and surface radiation
Dorn Cox* NRES Robert Eckert Distributed Energy Economics
Amanda Daly EES Stuart Grandy Soil Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry in Sustainable Agriculture
Abigail D'Ambrosia EES Will Clyde The use of stable isotopes in fossil mammal teeth to study paleoclimatological and paleobiological changes across extreme global warming events in the early Eocene.
Stephen Eayrs* NRES Christopher Glass Improving fishing profitability and sustainable fishing practice: Testing the application of an Environmental Management System in the New England groundfish fishery
Alyson Eberhardt* EES David Burdick
Wetland restoration
Rachel Feeney* NRES Christopher Glass The New Hampshire commercial fishing industry, particularly the social and economic effects of recent changes in groundfish fisheries regulations.
Débora Figueroa-Nieves* NRES William McDowell Impacts of Sewage Effluents on Tropical Streams in Puerto Rico
Justin Fisk* EES George Hurtt Modeling and Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems
Danielle Grogan* NRES Stephen Frolking Modeling water resources in East Asia in response to changing climate, population, and economics.
Jose Gutierrez-Lopez NRES Heidi Asbjornsen  
Ian Honsberger* EES Jo Laird Metamorphic petrology
James Houle* NRES Kevin Gardner Quantification of the social impact of science based research at the municipal and state level
Christopher Hunt EES Joseph Salisbury  
Maria Hunter* EES Michael Keller Lidar Remote Sensing of Amazonian Forest Structure
Mary Jensen NRES John Carroll Systemic effects of reducing food waste, particularly in institutional settings.
Cynthia Kallenbach* NRES Stuart Grandy Biogeochemical processing of plant carbon in agricultural soils with an emphasis on the affects of land-use legacies, carbon quality, and microbial communities
Neil Kessler* NRES John Carroll The Ontology of Close Human-Nature Relationships
Lauren Koenig EES William McDowell Scaling C and N transformations and fluxes in tropical streams in Puerto Rico
Ryan Lawrence EES Ruth Varner  
Dovev Levine* NRES Stacy VanDeveer The Impact of External Regulatory Environments on Renewable Energy Usage in the Higher Education Sector
Matthew Magnusson NRES Cameron Wake Sustainabilty
Mashkoor Malik* EES Larry Mayer Multibeam Sonar Data Processing
Cameron McIntire NRES

Heidi Asbjornsen

Maria Meano-Prado EES Julie Bryce  
Eric Morrison EES Serita Frey The affects of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on soil fungi
Nathaniel Morse* EES Wil Wollheim /
William McDowell
Quantifying the impact of urbanization on N and P inputs, transformations, removal and fluxes in watersheds draining to the Plum Island Estuary
Pamela Moyer EES Margaret Boettcher Earthquake source parameters, rupture processes, and scaling relations at mid-ocean ridge transform faults and microseismicity in deep South African gold mines
Ashley Norton EES Semme Dijkstra Development of acoustic methods for discerning and describing eelgrass beds in Great Bay
Joseph Orefice* NRES John Carroll Silvopasture systems in the northeastern United States
Andrew Ouimette* EES Scott Ollinger
Understanding the nitrogen nutrition of forest trees: carbon costs, mycorrhizal fungi, and stable isotopes
Jeffrey Rogers* EES Larry Ward Assessment of salt marsh restoration using modeling and remote sensing
Jesse Sadowsky EES Serita Frey Functional response of belowground microbial communities to ecosystem-level disturbance
Christopher Saunders NRES Kevin Gardner Capitalistic markets for pollution control
Michael Simmons EES Thomas Lee Factors and interactions associated with decline of red pine forests in New England
Katherine Sinacore NRES Heidi Asbjornsen/
Theodore Howard
Matthew Smith* NRES John Aber Closing nutrient and energy cycles on organic dairy farms through the conversion of farm waste streams into revenue generating products
Xiaowen Song EES Russell Congalton GIS education
Ryan Stephens NRES Rebecca Rowe The impacts of land-use legacies on small mammal community dynamics in forested landscapes
Matthew Tarr NRES John Litvaitis UNH Songbirds & Invasive Shrubs Project
Claire Treat* EES Wil Wollheim / Steve Frolking Impacts of climate change in northern ecosystems: carbon and nitrogen cycling northern soils and streams
Yusi Turell NRES Stacy VanDeveer Social impact and impact investing in community development finance
Jessica Veysey* NRES Kimberly Babbitt Efficacy of Wetland Policies in the State of New Hampshire
Jennifer Walsh* NRES Adrienne Kovach Hybrid zone dynamics between Saltmarsh and Nelson's Sparrows
Jennifer Wilhelm* NRES Richard Smith Quantifying Ecosystem Services within Agricultural Systems
Kamini Yadav NRES Russell Congalton  
Weike Yao NRES William McDowell Nitrogen Budget for Great Bay
Shantar Zuidema* EES J. Matthew Davis Use of stable isotopes and distributed hydrologic modeling to investigate ground water / surface water interactions in the face of a changing climate.

* At Candidacy: Student completed all coursework required by his/her committee, completed and orally defended the comprehensive exam and written and publically defended his/her proposal.