Our Students are central to INSTAAR's research and culture. Students expand their education and engage in research that moves us toward a more sustainable world through integrative training, research experience in the field and lab, and using a wide variety of analytical and computational facilities beyond those of their home academic departments. Current students with questions or concerns should contact Sam Mogen (Student Representative). Are you a student interested in joining INSTAAR? Check our prospective students page.

 

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Hallie Adams
PhD Student
• Ecohydrology • Forest ecology • Tree physiology • Catchment ecohydrology
Geography
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Sam Ahler
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology • Functional traits • Belowground dynamics • Restoration
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Harry Allbrook
PhD Student
• Organic geochemistry • Oceanography
Geological Sciences • Graduate Certificate in Oceanography
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Lane Allen
MS Student
• Stream ecology • Dissolved organic matter
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Natalie Aranda
Graduate Student
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Josie Arcuri
PhD Student
• Fluvial geomorphology
Geological Sciences
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Hayley Bennett
PhD Student
• Paleoclimatology • Stable isotope geochemistry • Climate variability
Geological Sciences
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Dylan Blaskey
PhD Student
• Terrestrial hydrology • Stormwater modeling • Green infrastructure
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Ethan Burns
MA StudentTeaching Assistant, Geography Dept.
• Forest hydrology • Catchment hydrology • Hydrologic partitioning
Geography
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Sidney A. Bush
PhD Candidate
• Forest hydrology • Catchment hydrology
Geography
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Douglas Castro
Graduate Student
• Biogeochemical roles of contaminants
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Rachel Chai
PhD Student
Geography
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Sáde Clemons
MA Student
• Tree growth and water use in relation to climate • Hydrology
Geography
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Genevieve Clow
Graduate Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Jared Collins
Graduate Student
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Will Cox
PhD Student
• Peatland plant communities • Lichen & bryophyte ecology • Carbon cycling
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Margaret Digiorno
Graduate Student
• Stream-groundwater interactions
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Abby Eckland
PhD Student
• Fluvial and deltaic geomorphology
Geological Sciences
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Tina Geller
Graduate Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Tessa Gorte
PhD Student
• Sea level contribution of ice sheets
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Kate Hale
PhD CandidateResearch Assistant
Geography
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Robert Kelleher
PhD Student
• Organic geochemistry
Geological Sciences
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Eric Kennedy
MS StudentGraduate Student Researcher
• Snow hydrology • Ecohydrology • Forest ecology
Geography • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
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Jed Lenetsky
PhD Student
• Polar climate • Ocean and sea ice modeling
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Lauren Magliozzi
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Geochemistry • Water quality • Trace metals analysis
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Katarena Matos
PhD Student
Geography
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Thomas Merchant
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Hannah Miller
PhD Student
• Biogeochemistry • Mercury
Environmental Studies
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Samuel Mogen
PhD Student
• Ocean biogeochemistry
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Denise Mondragon
MA Student
• Geochemistry and biogeochemistry of the cryosphere • Snow and ice
Geography
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Holly Olivarez
PhD StudentNSF Graduate Research Fellow
• Ocean biogeochemistry • Air-sea CO2 flux • Ocean carbon cycle
Environmental Studies
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Airy Gonzalez Peralta
PhD Student
• Ecology of threatened and endangered species • Pika
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Tanya Petach
PhD Student
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Ethan Pierce
PhD Student
Geological Sciences
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Briana Prado
MA Student
• Antarctica • Geochemistry
Geography
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Laura Rea
PhD Student
Environmental Studies
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William Reed
PhD Student
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Kevin Rozmiarek
PhD Student
• Permafrost carbon biogeochemistry • Atmospheric hydrological cycle • Polar ice cores
Geological Sciences
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Jessica Rush
PhD Student
• Peatland biogeochemistry • Natural organic matter reduction • Climate change
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Patrick Saylor
MA Student
• Snow hydrology
Geography
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Isabel de Silva
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology • Riparian restoration • Climate change • Restoration ecology • Citizen science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Millie Spencer
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) • Water across borders
Geography
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Melinda Stueber
Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Student
• Restoration ecology • Conservation biology • Landscape ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Nicolas Tarasewicz
PhD Student
• Climate change refugia • Biogeochemical cycling in mountain forests • Ecosystem services • Remote sensing
Geography
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Christa Torrens
PhD Student
• Stream ecosystem ecology • Nutrient and carbon fluxes
Environmental Studies • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
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Brianna Undzis
PhD Student
• Arctic coastal ocean sediment transport modeling
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Mia Vanderwilt
MS StudentGraduate Research Assistant
• Polar microbiology • Snow hydrology • Remote sensing of the cryosphere
Environmental Studies • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
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Kim Vincent
PhD Student
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Hailey Webb
PhD Student
• Permafrost thaw • Biogeochemistry • Methane emissions
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Caitlin White
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology • Restoration ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Elizabeth Woolner
MS Student
• Conservation • Land management • Science policy and education
Environmental Studies
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Anna Wright
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Biogeochemistry • Carbon cycling • Climate change
Environmental Studies • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
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Chris Wyburn-Powell
PhD Student
• Arctic sea ice
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences