Current Students

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
Mark Anthony*
mat5955@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Serita Frey

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

Olivia Bartlett*
olbartlett@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Mark Ducey Monitoring Forest Productivity Across The White Mountain National Forest
Melissa Bauer
mle1003@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Adrienne Kovach

Integrating Landscape Genetics, Simulations, and Genetic Capture-recapture to Evaluate Restoration Scenarios and Habitat Management for Isolated New England Cottontail Populations

Amanda Beal*
aec84@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES John Carroll Natural Resource Considerations in Food Production
Lauren Breza
lb1064@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Stuart Grandy Plant-Microbe-Soil Interactions and How These Interactions Mediate Nitrogen Cycling in Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Sophia Burke
saj82@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Ruth Varner Methane (CH4) Flux Dynamics in Subarctic Peatland Thaw Ponds Using Field and Remote Sensing Techniques
Rory Carroll*
rpc1@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Marian Litvaitis Bobcat Ecology in New England
Melissa Clark
mmc1031@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Michael Palace Model Landscape Permeability
Robert Colter*
ran62@wildcats.unh.edu
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
kelly.cullen@unh.edu

NRES Thomas Lee The Fostering of Biological Diversity at Local Scales in Residential Settings
Amanda Daly*
abq34@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Stuart Grandy Soil Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry in Sustainable Agriculture
Alyson Eberhardt*
alysone@wildcats.unh.edu
EES David Burdick Wetland Restoration
Alexandra Evans
ado53@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Kevin Gardner Assess Trade-offs Among Risk, Cost, and Ecosystem Benefits of Sediment Management Approaches in Dam Removal
Maria Florencia Fahenstock*
mff7@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Julie Bryce/
Kevin Gardner
Impacts of Climate Change on Mercury Cycling in Wetland and Arctic Ecosystems
Jennifer Felt
jmd362@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Semra Aytur Ocean and Coastal Policy Development and Implementation
Adele Maria Fenwick
mxf1066@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Mark Ducey Fire History and Stand Age Structure of Red Pine Natural Communities in New England
Glenn Ferreira
gaj3@wildcats.unh.edu
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
btc28@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Russell Congalton Forest Health Modelling and Reference Data Colletion Using Aerial Systems (UAS) and Geospatial Analysis
Heather Grybas
hmg10@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Russell Congalton

UAS and LiDAR Mapping of Forest Edge Habitat in New Hampshire

Jose Gutierrez-Lopez*
jag14@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Heidi Asbjornsen Ecohydrological Impacts of the Production of Feedstocks for Bioenergy in the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
Christopher Hunt
chunt@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Joseph E. Salisbury

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

Katherine Ineson
kg1036@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES

Rebecca Rowe/
Jeffrey Foster

Population Dynamics of Bat Species Impacted by White-nose Syndrome in the Northeastern United States
Mary Jensen*
mjensen@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES John Carroll Systemic Effects of Reducing Food Waste, Particularly in Institutional Settings
Andrea Jilling*
aj5@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Stuart Grandy The Potential Bioavailability and Agronomic Relevance of Mineral-associated Organic Nitrogen
Natalie Kashi
nnk2000@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Ruth Varner Peatland Ecology; Wetland Ecosystem Ecology; Nutrient Cycling
Dylan Kelly
drd35@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Meghan Howey Historical Landscape Reconstruction Using Archaeological, Ecological and Geospatial Methods to Model the Impacts of Early 17th Century Lumber Mills on the Ecosystem of the Great Bay Estuary Through Time
Brooks Kohli*
bak2014@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Rebecca Rowe

Analyzing Multiple Dimensions of Diversity to Gain New Insight on Small Mammal Community Dynamics and Biogeography

Emily Kyker-Snowman
ek2002@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Stuart Grandy Modeling Soil Microbial Carbon Use Dynamics on Local and Global Scales
Allison Leach*
al2032@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES John Aber

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

Natallia Leuchanka
nhe4@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Catherine Ashcraft The Future of Dams
Natalie Lounsbury
nl1004@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Richard Smith

Agricultural Adaptations to Climate Variability in the Northeast

Mashkoor Malik*
mamalik@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Larry Mayer Multibeam Sonar Data Processing
Jeffrey Malloy*
jtq57@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Catherine Ashcraft

The Role of Social Justice and Equity in Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Tamara Marcus
tsm1004@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Ruth Varner   Measuring Methane Emissions from Permafrost Thaw in Northern Sweden and the Himalaya
David Moore
dbd9@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Heidi Asbjornsen

Sap Collection and Syrup Production from Trees Other Than Maple Trees in Light of Climate Change

PamelaMoyer*
par44@wildcats.unh.edu

EES Margaret Boettcher Understanding Earthquake Rupture Processes: Insights from Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults, Submarine Volcanoes, and Deep South African Gold Mines
Ashley Norton*
akl59@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Larry Mayer Development of Acoustic Methods for Discerning and Describing Eelgrass Beds in Great Bay
Jennifer Ort
jcort@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Meghan Howey Continue Work on Bull Brook Sites in Tandem with Investigating Local and Regional Late Pleistocene Environments
Clarice Perryman
crp1006@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Ruth Varner Peatland/Wetland Methane Dynamics
Kiley Remiszewski*
kaj64@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Julie Bryce

The Impact of Mycorrhizal Fungi on Mineral Weathering

Mingcheng Ren
mr1129@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Weiwei Mo Modeling and Simulation of Interdependent Critical Infrastructure Systems
Bianca Rodriguez-Cardona*
bpq33@wildcats.unh.edu
EES William McDowell

Carbon and Nitrogen Coupling in Streams Across Biomes

Andrew Robison*
alr1020@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Wilfred Wollheim Carbon Dynamics in River Networks
Michael Routhier
michaelr@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Gregg Moore Ecological Research , the Use of GSS technologies, and a Link to Education and Outreach
Meaghan Shaw
mes1109@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES William McDowell Fate and Transport of Dissolved Metals in Pristine and Anthropogenically-influenced River Systems
Michael Simmons*
mjx28@unh.edu
EES Thomas Lee Factors and Interactions Associated with Decline of Red Pine Forests in New England
Jess Steketee
jksteketee@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Rebecca Rowe

Population Ecology of Arctic Rodents

Nathan Thorp*
nrt2001@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Erik Hobbie Fungal Ecology, Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Nutrient Acquisition, Stable Isotopes
Yusi Turell*
ywm3@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Michael Swack

Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Change

Nicholas Warren
ndf5@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Richard Smith The Relationship Between Community Functioning and the Associated Ecosystem Processes
Emily Whalen
edw1002@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Serita Frey Global Change Effects on Soil Microbial Communities and Carbon Storage
Christopher Whitney
ctw1@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Wilfred Wollheim The Role of Beaver Ponds and Fluvial Wetlands in Aquatic Nitrogen Removal from Headwaters to River Network-scale
Sarah Widlansky
sjw2008@wildcats.unh.edu
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*
lcw1002@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Thomas Safford

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

Kamini Yadav*
ky4@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Russell Congalton Accuracies, Errors, and Uncertainties of Global Cropland Products
Michal Zahorik
mz6@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Catherine Ashcraft

Negotiating Conflicts Over Adaptive and Integrated Flood Management in New Hampshire’s Watersheds

Shantar Zuidema*
smh78@wildcats.unh.edu
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