We are ecosystem ecologists studying biogeochemical cycles and linkages between physical, chemical and biological structure and function in streams, rivers and lakes.
Our research falls into 4 categories:
We are deep into field season, with work ongoing in the UP, lower Michigan, and Idaho. Read about the maiden voyage of our new mobile lab van, led by MS student Erin Eberhard, on Michigan Tech's Unscripted blog.
Lab Alumna Ashley Coble (PhD '15) has a new paper available online early at the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, titled Temporal patterns of dissolved organic matter biodegradability are similar across three rivers of varying size, describing carbon export from Lake Superior Tributaries. Congratulations Ashley!
Lab Alumni Tim Veverica (MS '14) has a brand-new paper available OPEN ACCESS in the Soil Science of America Journal, titled Ionic Liquid Extraction Unveils Previously Occuluded Humic-Bound Iron in Peat Soil Pore Water. This paper is based on his MS research, and is coauthored by his co-advisors, Evan Kane (Michigan Tech School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences) and Amy Marcarelli, as well as Sarah Green (Michigan Tech Dept of Chemistry). Congratulations Tim!
Interested in learning more about Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and its effects on lake littoral zones? Check out our updated project website, it's chock-full of great information on ecology and management of this aquatic invasive species.