Current Students

Natalie Lounsbury
Natalie Lounsbury
NRESS Ph.D. Student

Meet the NRESS Students

Students currently enrolled in the NRESS Ph.D. program number nearly sixty-five, making NRESS the largest Ph.D. program at UNH.  Students are in varying stages of their doctoral studies, from first year to late candidacy, and the degree path (NRES or EES) is also noted below for each student.  Some student listings are linked to profile pages, which include a description of the research, awards, presentations and publications, and other related links.  Meet and explore NRESS students and their research!

Student Name Degree Advisor Research Topic * indicates at candidacy

Rosa Affleck*

NRES Kevin Gardner The Influence of Social and Cultural Environment on Construction Projects for Sustainment of Infrastructure
Mark Anthony
NRES Serita Frey

Interactions Between Non-mycorrhizal Plants and Mycorrhizal Fungi in Forest and Agricultural Soil

Olivia Bartlett
EES Mark Ducey Monitoring Forest Productivity Across The White Mountain National Forest
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
Lauren Breza
NRES Stuart Grandy Plant-microbe-soil interactions and how these interactions mediate nitrogen cycling in sustainable agricultural systems
Sophia Burke
EES Ruth Varner Methane (CH4) Flux Dynamics in Subarctic Peatland Thaw Ponds Using Field and Remote Sensing Techniques
Abigail D'Ambrosia Carroll*
EES William Clyde Extreme Temperature Shifts and Mammalian Physiological Change Associated with Early Eocene Carbon Cycle Perturbations, Bighorn Basin, WY
Rory Carroll*
EES Marian Litvaitis Bobcat Ecology in New England

Ryan Cassotto*

EES Margaret Boettcher Outlet Glacier Behavior Using a Ground Based Portable RADAR Interferometer
Robert 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.

Kelly Cullen

NRES Thomas Lee The fostering of biological diversity at local scales in residential settings
Amanda Daly*
EES Stuart Grandy Soil Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry in Sustainable Agriculture
Alyson Eberhardt*
EES David Burdick Wetland Restoration
Alexandra Evans
EES Kevin Gardner Assess Trade-offs Among Risk, Cost, and Ecosystem Benefits of Sediment Management Approaches in Dam Removal
Maria Florencia Fahenstock
EES Julie Bryce/
Ruth Varner
Impacts of Climate Change on Mercury Cycling in Wetland and Arctic Ecosystems
Jennifer Felt
NRES Semra Aytur Ocean and Coastal Policy Development and Implementation
Adele Maria Fenwick
NRES Mark Ducey Fire history and stand age structure of red pine natural communities in New England
Glenn Ferreira
NRES John Carroll How to utilize ecological crisis as an opportunity to remake our behavior to a more authentic, meaningful, sustainable existence for all life
Benjamin Fraser
NRES Russell Congalton Conducting research using UASs copter and newly acquired fixed-wing
Heather Grybas
NRES Russell Congalton

UAS and LiDAR Mapping of Forest Edge Habitat in New Hampshire

Jose Gutierrez-Lopez*
NRES Heidi Asbjornsen Ecohydrological Impacts of the Production of Feedstocks for Bioenergy in the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
Christopher Hunt
EES Joseph Salisbury

Transfers of Carbon and Alkalinity from Terrestrial and Estuarine Sources to the Coastal Ocean

Katherine Ineson

Rebecca Rowe/
Jeffrey Foster

Population Dynamics of Bat Species Impacted by White-nose Syndrome in the Northeastern United States
Mary Jensen
NRES John Carroll Systemic Effects of Reducing Food Waste, Particularly in Institutional Settings
Andrea Jilling*
EES Stuart Grandy The Potential Bioavailability and Agronomic Relevance of Mineral-associated Organic Nitrogen
Natalie Kashi
EES Ruth Varner Peatland Ecology; Wetland Ecosystem Ecology; Nutrient Cycling
Lauren Koenig*
EES William McDowell Scaling C and N Transformations and Fluxes in Tropical Streams in Puerto Rico
Brooks Kohli*
EES Rebecca Rowe

Community Assembly and Multi-Dimensional Diversity of Great Basin Small Mammals Over Space and Time

Emily Kyker-Snowman
EES Stuart Grandy Modeling Soil Microbial Carbon Use Dynamics on Local and Global Scales
Allison Leach*
NRES John Aber

The Impact of Human Consumption Patterns and Food Production Methods on Nitrogen Losses to the Environment

Natallia Leuchanka
NRES Catherine Ashcraft The Future of Dams
Natalie Lounsbury
NRES Richard Smith

Agricultural Adaptations to Climate Variability in the Northeast

Mashkoor Malik*
EES Larry Mayer Multibeam Sonar Data Processing
Jeffrey Malloy
NRES Catherine Ashcraft

The role of social justice and equity in climate change adaptation planning and implementation

Tamara Marcus
EES Ruth Varner Measuring Methane Emissions from Permafrost Thaw in Northern Sweden and the Himalaya
Cameron McIntire*

Heidi Asbjornsen

Interactive Effects of Fungal Pathogens and Climate Change on Forest Health

David Moore
NRES Heidi Asbjornsen

Sap collection and syrup production from trees other than maple trees in light of climate change

Eric Morrison*
EES Serita Frey Environmental Change Affects Fungal Community Structure and Function


EES Margaret Boettcher Investigating Earthquake Rupture Processes from Source Parameters at Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults and Deep South African Gold Mines
Ashley Norton*
EES Semme Dijkstra Development of Acoustic Methods for Discerning and Describing Eelgrass Beds in Great Bay
Jennifer Ort
EES Meghan Howey Continue work on Bull Brook sites in tandem with investigating local and regional late Pleistocene environments
Andrew Ouimette*
NRES Scott Ollinger Understanding the Nitrogen Nutrition of Forest Trees: Carbon Costs, Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Stable Isotopes
Kiley Remiszewski*
EES Julie Bryce

The Impact of Mycorrhizal Fungi on Mineral Weathering

Mingcheng Ren
EES Weiwei Mo Modeling and Simulation of Interdependent Critical Infrastructure Systems
Bianca Rodriguez-Cardona
EES William McDowell

Carbon and Nitrogen Coupling in Streams Across Biomes

Andrew Robison
EES Wilfred Wollheim Carbon Dynamics in River Networks
Michael Routhier
EES Gregg Moore Ecological research , the use of GSS technologies, and a link to education and outreach
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
The Effects of Silviculture Practices on Species Diversity and Tree Quality
Jess Steketee
NRES Rebecca Rowe

Population ecology of arctic rodents

Ryan Stephens*
NRES Rebecca Rowe The Impacts of Land-use Legacies on Small Mammal Community Dynamics in Forested Landscapes
Nathan Thorp
EES Erik Hobbie Fungal Ecology, Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Nutrient Acquisition, Stable Isotopes
Yusi Turell*
NRES Michael Swack

Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Change

Nicholas Warren
EES Richard Smith The relationship between community functioning and the associated ecosystem processes
Emily Whalen
EES Serita Frey Global change effects on soil microbial communities and carbon storage
Christopher Whitney
EES Wilfred Wollheim The Role of Beaver Ponds and Fluvial Wetlands in Aquatic Nitrogen Removal from Headwaters to River Network-scale
Sarah Widlansky
EES William Clyde Develop geochemical work into a comprehensive study on past vegetation, together with loccal fauna providing a more complete paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Lindsey Williams
NRES Thomas Safford

Coastal Conflicts - The Role of Science and Training in Natural Resource Management Disputes in Coastal Areas

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