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*
raffleck@wildcats.unh.edu

NRES Kevin Gardner The Influence of Social and Cultural Environment on Construction Projects for Sustainment of Infrastructure
Mark Anthony
mat5955@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES 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
Amanda Beal*
aec84@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES John Carroll Natural Resource Considerations in Food Production
Richard Brereton*
rfu29@wildcats.unh.edu
EES William McDowell Exploring Nitrogen Dynamics in the River Network of a Tropical Watershed, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico
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
Abigail D'Ambrosia Carroll*
abigailrcarroll@gmail.com
EES William Clyde Extreme Temperature Shifts and Mammalian Physiological Change Associated with Early Eocene Carbon Cycle Perturbations, Bighorn Basin, WY
Rory Carroll*
rpc1@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Marian Litvaitis Bobcat Ecology in New England

Ryan Cassotto*
rkp4@wildcats.unh.edu

EES Margaret Boettcher Outlet Glacier Behavior Using a Ground Based Portable RADAR Interferometer
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/
Ruth Varner
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 Conducting research using UASs copter and newly acquired fixed-wing
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 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
Lauren Koenig*
let63@wildcats.unh.edu
EES William McDowell Scaling C and N Transformations and Fluxes in Tropical Streams in Puerto Rico
Brooks Kohli*
bak2014@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Rebecca Rowe

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

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
Cameron McIntire*
cm11@wildcats.edu
NRES

Heidi Asbjornsen

Interactive Effects of Fungal Pathogens and Climate Change on Forest Health

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

Eric Morrison*
ewj4@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Serita Frey Environmental Change Affects Fungal Community Structure and Function

PamelaMoyer*
par44@wildcats.unh.edu

EES Margaret Boettcher Investigating Earthquake Rupture Processes from Source Parameters at Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults and Deep South African Gold Mines
Ashley Norton*
akl59@wildcats.unh.edu
EES Semme Dijkstra 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
Andrew Ouimette*
apz2@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Scott Ollinger Understanding the Nitrogen Nutrition of Forest Trees: Carbon Costs, Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Stable Isotopes
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
Michael Simmons*
mjx28@unh.edu
EES Thomas Lee Factors and Interactions Associated with Decline of Red Pine Forests in New England
Katherine Sinacore*
kay467@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Heidi Asbjornsen/
Theodore Howard
The Effects of Silviculture Practices on Species Diversity and Tree Quality
Jess Steketee
jksteketee@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Rebecca Rowe

Population ecology of arctic rodents

Ryan Stephens*
rbd8@wildcats.unh.edu
NRES Rebecca Rowe The Impacts of Land-use Legacies on Small Mammal Community Dynamics in Forested Landscapes
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
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