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.

 

Generic silhouette of a person
Muhammad Haikal Ezhar bin Abu Bakar
Graduate Student
• Paleoclimate
Geological Sciences
Portrait of Sam Ahler
Sam Ahler
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology • Functional traits • Belowground dynamics • Restoration
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Portrait of Harry Allbrook
Harry Allbrook
PhD Student
• Organic geochemistry • Oceanography
Geological Sciences • Graduate Certificate in Oceanography
portrait of Lane Allen
Lane Allen
PhD Student
• Stream ecology • Dissolved organic matter
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Picture of Natalie Aranda
Natalie Aranda
Graduate Student • Stream ecosystems
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Portrait of Josie Arcuri
Josie Arcuri
PhD Student
• Fluvial geomorphology
Geological Sciences
Picture of Hayley Bennett on the Ice.
Hayley Bennett
PhD Student
• Paleoclimatology • Stable isotope geochemistry • Climate variability
Geological Sciences
Portrait of Dylan Blaskey
Dylan Blaskey
PhD Student
• Terrestrial hydrology • Stormwater modeling • Green infrastructure
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Silhouette of a person
Abigail Buell
Graduate Student
• Bioinformatics
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Portrait of Rachel Chai
Rachel Chai
PhD Student
Geography
Brooke Chase
Brooke Chase
PhD Student
• Ice cores • Extreme climate events • Geochemistry
Environmental Studies
Picture of Genevieve Clow
Genevieve Clow
PhD CandidateNSF Graduate Research Fellow
• Ocean biogeochemistry • Chlorophyll remote sensing • Climate modeling
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Cole Cochran portrait from fieldwork
Cole Cochran
MS Student
• Fluvial geomorphology • Carbon • Geochemistry •
Geological Sciences
Picture of Jared Collins
Jared Collins
Graduate Student
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Picture of Margaret Digiorno
Margaret Digiorno
Graduate Student
• Stream-groundwater interactions
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Picture of Abby Eckland
Abby Eckland
PhD Student
• Fluvial and deltaic geomorphology
Geological Sciences
Generic silhouette of a person
Skye Fernandez
Graduate Student
• Paleoclimate
Geological Sciences
Photo of Tina Geller
Tina Geller
PhD Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Picture of Tessa Gorte
Tessa Gorte
PhD Student
• Sea level contribution of ice sheets
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Photo of Jason Hanania
Jason Hanania
MS StudentCivil Engineering (CEAE)
• Hydrology • Water resources concentration
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Portrait of Robert Kelleher
Robert Kelleher
PhD Student
• Organic geochemistry
Geological Sciences
Portrait of Eric Kennedy
Eric Kennedy
MS StudentGraduate Student Researcher
• Snow hydrology • Ecohydrology • Forest ecology
Geography • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
Photo of Theo Kuhn
Theo Kuhn
MS Student
• Hydrology • Climate change
Geography
Picture of Isaac Leb
Isaac Leb
Undergraduate Student
• Paleoclimate
Geological Sciences
Picture of Jed Lenetsky
Jed Lenetsky
PhD Student
• Polar climate • Ocean and sea ice modeling
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Picture of Laurent Magliozzi at a field site
Lauren Magliozzi
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Geochemistry • Water quality • Trace metals analysis
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Christopher McNabb
Christopher McNabb
PhD Student
• Ecohydrology • Stream permanence • Watershed hydrology
Geography
Picture of Thomas Merchant
Thomas Merchant
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Portrait of Samuel Mogen
Samuel Mogen
PhD Student
• Ocean biogeochemistry
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Photo of Denise Mondragon
Denise Mondragon
MA Student
• Geochemistry and biogeochemistry of the cryosphere • Snow and ice
Geography
Portrait of Holly Olivarez
Holly Olivarez
PhD CandidateNSF Graduate Research Fellow
• Ocean biogeochemistry • Air-sea CO2 flux • Marine carbon cycle • Oceanic anthropogenic carbon
Environmental Studies
Picture of Sara Padula holding a chickadee
Sara Padula
PhD Student
• Evolution • Cognition • Genomics • Ornithology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Silhouette of generic person
Airy Gonzalez Peralta
PhD Student
• Ecology of threatened and endangered species • Pika
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Silhouette of a person
Ethan Pierce
PhD Student
Geological Sciences
Silhouette of a person
William Reed
PhD Student
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Look how majestic I am.
Kevin Rozmiarek
PhD Student
• Permafrost carbon biogeochemistry • Atmospheric hydrological cycle • Polar ice cores
Geological Sciences
Picture of Patrick Saylor
Patrick Saylor
MA Student
• Snow hydrology
Geography
Picture of Millie Spencer
Millie Spencer
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) • Water across borders
Geography
Picture of Melinda Steuber
Melinda Stueber
Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Student
• Restoration ecology • Conservation biology • Landscape ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Photo of Nic Tarasewicz
Nicolas Tarasewicz
PhD Student
• Climate change refugia • Biogeochemical cycling in mountain forests • Ecosystem services • Remote sensing
Geography
Silhouette of a person
Trisia Tellez
MS Student
• Geology
Geological Sciences
Portrait of Brianna Undzis
Brianna Undzis
PhD Student
• Arctic coastal ocean sediment transport modeling
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Portrait of Mia Vanderwilt
Mia Vanderwilt
MS StudentGraduate Research Assistant
• Polar microbiology • Snow hydrology • Remote sensing of the cryosphere
Environmental Studies • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
Portrait of Kim Vincent
Kim Vincent
PhD Student
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Portrait of Hailey Webb
Hailey Webb
PhD Student
• Permafrost thaw • Biogeochemistry • Methane emissions
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Portrait of Caitlin White
Caitlin White
PhD Student
• Plant community ecology • Restoration ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Picture of Elizabeth Woolner
Elizabeth Woolner
MS Student
• Conservation • Land management • Science policy and education
Environmental Studies
Portait of Anna Wright
Anna Wright
PhD Student
• Hydrology • Biogeochemistry • Carbon cycling • Climate change
Environmental Studies • Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
Portrait of Chris Wyburn-Powell
Chris Wyburn-Powell
PhD, 2024
• Arctic sea ice
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Photo of Rahila Yilangai
Rahila Yilangai
PhD Student
• Landscape ecology
Geography