Graduate Students

Jessica (Jess) Briggs

jtbriggs@wisc.edu

Research Profile

Advisor: Grace Wilkinson

Research interests include biogeochemical cycling, changes in ecosystems across time and space, and anthropogenic impacts on water bodies.

Tyler Butts

tjbutts@wisc.edu

Advisor: Grace Wilkinson

Research interests include ecosystem science, food webs, and community ecology. Specifically, I am interested in the interaction between lake food webs and ecosystem resilience

Marissa Cartwright

cartwright5@wisc.edu

Advisors: Eric Roden & Matthew Ginder-Vogel

Investigating effects of influxes of particulate organic matter in riverbed sediment

Cassandra (Cassie) Ceballos

ceceballos@wisc.edu

Advisor: Emily Stanley

Research interests include biogeochemical cycling, phytoplankton community structure and function, and the relationship between bacteria and algal blooms.

Adrianna Gorsky

agorsky@wisc.edu
Research Profile

Advisor: Hilary Dugan

Examining greenhouse gas emissions and other aquatic processes during ice-on and ice-off periods of north temperate lakes

Elliot Hendry

ehendry@wisc.edu

Advisor: Sara Hotchkiss

Research interests include paleolimnology, carbon storage/cycling in freshwater ecosystems, evolution of aquatic ecosystems

Amanda Kerkhove

kerkhove@wisc.edu

Advisors: Zach Finer and Olaf Jensen

I examine the social-ecological systems of recreational ice fishing.

Krystyn Kibler

kjkibler@wisc.edu

Advisor: Trina McMahon

My research interests involve the complexities of phytoplankton community structure, spatial and temporal variations in an algal bloom, and seasonal influences of HABs.

Katherine (Katie) Klier

kklier@wisc.edu

Advisor: Karthik Anantharaman

Research interests include investigating the ecological function of microbes and viruses in marine and freshwater ecosystems.

Marguerite (Maggie) Langwig

langwig@wisc.edu

Advisor: Karthik Anantharaman

I use bioinformatics to understand microbial ecology and viruses in marine and freshwater environments.

Ben Martin

bemartin@wisc.edu

Research Profile

Advisor: Jake Vander Zanden

Spiny Water Flea and its impact on predator-prey relationships

Joe Mrnak

mrnak@wisc.edu

Research Profile

Advisor: Jake Vander Zanden

Food web interactions following a reintroduction of native Cisco in 2 north temperate lakes containing invasive Rainbow Smelt

David Ortiz

dortiz4@wisc.edu
Research Profile

Advisor: Emily Stanley

Comparison of temporal and spatial dynamics of algal blooms

Lindsay Platt

lrplatt@wisc.edu

Advisor: Hilary Dugan

My research interests lie at the intersection of data and water science, mainly data-driven modeling for large-scale aquatic science.

Jordan Richard

jcrichard2@wisc.edu

Advisor: Tony Goldberg

My research interests involves investigating the decline of mussels in the river ecosystem

Nicholas (Nick) Scheel

nscheel@wisc.edu

Advisor: Trina McMahon

My research interests involve freshwater microbial ecology and mercury methylation.

Ella Schmidt

eschmidt9@wisc.edu

Advisor: Trina McMahon

My research focuses on spring turnover in polymictic lakes and the impact of warming temperatures.

Maggie Shaw

maggie.shaw@wisc.edu

Advisor: Olaf Jensen

Behaviors and population dynamics of fishes

Quinn Smith

qcsmith2@wisc.edu

Advisor: Jake Vander Zanden

Investigating the confluence of factors associated with  walleye fisheries of the Upper Great Lakes region that are performing better than expectations given climate change.

Paige Stork

pstork@wisc.edu

Advisor: Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Hydrologic and hydraulic dynamics of flooding and flood resilience, watershed modeling and metamodeling, rural water resources management and policy

Daniel (Danny) Szydlowski

dszydlowski@wisc.edu

Research Profile

Advisor: Grace Wilkinson

Investigates drivers of change in lakes such as climate change and invasive species, along with ecosystem resilience to these forces.

Patricia Tran

ptran5@wisc.edu

Research Profile

Advisor: Trina McMahon

Bioinformatics and aquatic microbial ecology

Jess Turner

jlturner4@wisc.edu

Advisor: Ankur Desai

Estimating net ecosystem exchange of gases from wetlands using low-cost measurements of aquatic processes

Sydney Widell

widell@wisc.edu

Advisor: Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

I study the relationships between stream restoration and flooding in Southwestern Wisconsin