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Student Spotlight

Current Ph.D. Students

Student Name Degree Advisor Dissertation Topic or Title
R. Paul Acosta EES Matthew Huber Past, present and future climate variability using global climate and weather forecasting models
Rosa Affleck NRES Kevin Gardner The Influence of Social and Cultural Environment on Construction Projects for Sustainment of Infrastructure
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
Olivia Bartlett EES Mark Ducey  
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
Sophia Burke EES Ruth Varner  
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
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 William 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
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 Ecohydrological impacts of the production of feedstocks for bioenergy in the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
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 Transfers of carbon and alkalinity from terrestrial and estuarine sources to the coastal ocean
Mary Jensen NRES John Carroll Systemic effects of reducing food waste, particularly in institutional settings
Andrea Jilling EES Stuart Grandy  
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
Natalie Kashi EES Ruth Varner Peatland Ecology; Wetland Ecosystem Ecology; Nutrient Cycling
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
Brooks Kohli EES Rebecca Rowe Small mammal community ecology, landscape ecology
Emily Kyker-Snowman EES Stuart Grandy Modeling soil microbial carbon use dynamics on local and global scales
Ryan Lawrence EES Ruth Varner  
Allison Leach NRES John Aber The impact of human consumption patterns and food production methods on nitrogen losses to the environment
Dovev Levine* NRES Stacy VanDeveer The Impact of External Regulatory Environments on Renewable Energy Usage in the Higher Education Sector
Weijie Liu EES Jingfeng Xiao  
Jeffrey Malloy NRES Stacy VanDeveer Comparative Environmental Politics, Climate Change Governance
Mashkoor Malik* EES Larry Mayer Multibeam Sonar Data Processing
Cameron McIntire NRES

Heidi Asbjornsen

Interactive effects of fungal pathogens and climate change on forest health
Maria Meano-Prado EES Julie Bryce  
Eric Morrison EES Serita Frey The affects of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on soil fungi
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
Kiley Remiszewski EES Julie Bryce  
Jesse Sadowsky EES Serita Frey Functional response of belowground microbial communities to ecosystem-level disturbance
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
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
Nathan Thorp EES Erik Hobbie Fungal Ecology, Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Nutrient Acquisition, Stable Isotopes
Yusi Turell NRES Stacy VanDeveer Social impact and impact investing in community development finance
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
Lindsey Williams NRES Thomas Safford The role of coastal places and educational experiences in the development of a conservation ethic and future conservation action at various levels of government.
Community involvement in coastal conservation
Kamini Yadav NRES Russell Congalton Accuracies, Errors, and Uncertainties of Global Cropland Products
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.