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Graduate Students

M.S. Environmental Science

Lauren Beckley

Program of Study: M.S Environmental Science – Research Interest: System Dynamic Modeling of the Palouse Basin Aquifer – Advisor: Dr. Allyson Beall-King

Brenden Campbell

Program of Study: M.S Environmental Science – Research Interest: Mealworm (Insects) Bioremediation of Plastics and Mealworm (Insects) as a sustainable food source for animals and humans – Advisor: Co-Chair: Dr. Nancy Irlbeck, Department of Animal Science, Dr. Allyson B. King, School of the Environment – Location: Pullman

Eli Loftis

Program of Study: MS Environmental Science (non-thesis track) – Research Interest: Forest and wildlife management policy and community response to wildfire – Advisor: Dr. Matt Carroll -Location: Troy 306, Pullman

Rebekah Lumkes

Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science – Research Interest: Mule deer habitat selection and survival – Advisor: Lisa Shipley – Location: Heald 425

Salvador Robb-Chavez

Program of Study: MS Environmental Science – Research Interest: Population biology of Corbicula fluminea and other invasive bivalves in the lower Columbia River. – Advisor: Dr. Stephen Bollens -Location: VSCI 18 Vancouver campus

Kathryn Sweeney

Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science – Research Interest: Microzooplankton feeding dynamics relative to cyanobacteria blooms in Vancouver Lake, WA – Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens – Location: Vancouver

Elsa Toskey

Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science – Research Interest: ecology of stream macroinvertebrates on the Olympic Peninsula – Advisor: Dr. Stephen Bollens – Location: VSCI; 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue

M.S. Geology

Shannon Conner

Program of Study: M.S. Geology – Research Interest: Craton – Advisor: Catherine Cooper – Location WEB 429

Shawn Gahagan

Program of Study: M.S. Geology – Research Interest: Igneous petrology – Advisor: John Wolff

Johnny Murphy

Program of Study: M.S. Geology Research Interests: – Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry – Advisor: Jeff Vervoort – Location: Webster 246 Pullman

Isabelle Rein

Location: Pullman Program of Study: M.S. Geology Research Interest: Scapolite geochemistry as a tracer for fluids and their origin within metamorphic rocks Advisor: Johannes Hammerli

Alexus Richardson

Location: Webster 429 Program of study: M.S. Geology Research Interest: Geophysics/Planetary Geophysics Advisor: Catherine Cooper

John Stanfield

Program of Study: M.S. Geology – Research Interest: Economic geology, geochemistry, and structural geology – Advisor: Peter Larson – Location: Webster 423

M.S. Natural Resource Sciences

Alissa Anderson

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Studying wildlife ecology using camera traps in Glacier National Park – Advisor: Dan Thornton – Location: Heald 523

Riley Baxter

Location: Pullman Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resources Sciences Research Interest: Limnology Advisors: Sarah Roley

Tim Fitzgibbons

Program of Study: MS Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest : Forest ecology, disturbance ecology, restoration ecology , fire ecology, wildlife habitat interactions – Advisor: Mark Swanson – Location: Troy Hall

Alexandra Kahler

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: eDNA detection of Smooth-coated otters in Goa, India – Advisors: Caren Goldberg and Lisa Shipley – Location: Heald 533

Sandra Mayne

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: The dispersion of eDNA for use in aquatic ecology and conservation – Advisor: Dr. Caren Goldberg

Erik Peterson

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; – Research Interest: Mammal ecology & conservation, preserving wild places, and inspiring everyday people to support their amazing, natural world – Advisor: Dan Thornton – Location: Heald

Mitchell Ralson

Program of Study: M.S. in Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest : Environmental DNA / Aquatic Ecology – Advisor: Dr. Caren Goldberg – Location: Heald 533

Matthew Tomaszewski

Program of Study: M.S. in Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest : Plant Ecology and Physiology – Advisor: Henry Adams – Location: 527 Heald Hall

Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Daniel Auerbach

Program of Study: PhD Environmental & Natural Resource Science – Research Interest : Use of drones to assess salmonid spawning. Remote sensing – Advisor: Dr. Alex Fremier – Location: Paccar Floor 4

Mark Batcheler

Program of Study: PhD Environmental Science and Natural Resources – Research Interest: Ecological impacts of Agroforestry Management Systems – Advisor: Marcia Ostrom – Location: Troy 306

Mark Billings

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Barriers and Potential Pathways to Achieving Fire Adaptiveness in Wildland Urban Interface Communities – Advisor: Matthew Carroll; – Location: Troy Hall

Jarod Cable

Program of Study: PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Science – Research Interest : Methane emissions from hydropower reservoirs – Advisor: Sarah Roley – Location: 254, East, Tri-Cities

Sofia D'Ambrosio

Location: Vancouver, VSCI 18 Program of Study: PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Research Interest: Methane production & oxidation in lakes and reservoirs Advisor: John Harrio

Madeline Franz

Program of Study: PhD Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Interactions between climate, fire regimes, and plant communities – Advisor: Dr. Arjan Meddens – Location: Pullman

Vanessa Garayburu-Caruso

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest : River corridor hydrobiogeochemistry – Advisor: Dr. Sarah Roley – Location: Tri-Cities
Erim Gomez

Erim Gomez

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interests: Aquatic ecology and conservation biology – Advisor: Rod Sayler – Location: Heald 415

Edwin Jacobo

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Bird Ecology, Migration, and Stopover Ecology – Advisor: Jeff Manning – Location: Room TBD Heald Hall Pullman

John Jorgensen

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Use of quantitative food web models to assess restoration success in salmon bearing streams -Advisor: Alex Fremier; Location: PACCAR, 4th Floor, #2

Dmitri Kalashnikov

Program of Study: Ph D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Climate extremes, air pollution, wildfires – Advisor: Dr. Deepti Singh – Location: VSCI 250, Vancouver

Shawnee A. Kasanke

Program of Study: Ph.D. Natural and Environmental Sciences – Research Interest : Nutrient cycling in plant-fungi-bacteria mutualisms. – Advisor: Dr. Sarah Roley – Location: 254 East, Tri-Cities

Travis King

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; – Research Interest: Apex Predators – Advisor: Dan Thornton – Location: Heald

Leland (Michael) Lege

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Biological nitrogen fixation in East Africa – Advisor: Lynn Carpenter-Boggs – Location: Tanzania

Summer Lockhart

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interests: Carbon biogeochemistry (the Carbon Cycle) – Advisor: Kent Keller. Location, – Troy 306

Cris Matochi

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Hydrology, conservation, and renewable resources – Advisor: Allyson Beall King – Location: Off Campus

Michael F. Meyer

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Aquatic ecology, limnology, multivariate statistics, open science – Advisor: Stephanie E. Hampton – Location: Graduate desk 9, 3rd Floor, Paccar Building, Pullman campus

Jeffrey Nielson

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Environmental hydrodynamics – Advisor: Stephen Henderson – Location: Vancouver

Meghan Parsley

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interests: Conservation genomics of amphibians and environmental DNA – Advisor: Caren Goldberg – Location: Heald 533

Lucy Perera-Romero

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Large mammal ecology and conservation in neotropical forests – Advisor: Dan Thornton – Location: Heald

Alexander Reyes

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences Research Interest – Limnology and Water Quality, Food web ecology and Ecotoxicology and water pollution – Advisor: Barry C. Moore – Location: 184 Johnson Hall, WSU at Pullman.

Luke Reyes

Program of Study: PhD Environmental and Natural Resource Science – Research Interest: Carbon and water cycle impacts of future climate change – Advisor: Dr. Marc Kramer – Location: VSCI 14, Vancouver –

Hasan Roshan

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest -Conceptual issues on Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus, information-theoretic analysis of dynamics of environmental systems, and environmental policy and decision making – Advisor: Stephen Katz – Office location: PACCAR

Katie Swensen

Program of Study: Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Hydrologic recovery of reburned, moist mixed-conifer forests – Advisor: Dr. Kevan Moffett – Location: Vancouver, WA

R. Alex Thompson

Program of Study: Ph.D, Environmental and Natural Resource Science – Research Interest: I’m a plant ecophysiologist interested in understanding when, where and how drought kills trees, how trees resist and recover from drought, and the ecological consequences of this phenomena for global forests – Advisor: Henry Adams
Kayla Wakulich

Kayla Wakulich

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest: Restoration and building long term community partners – Advisor: Allyson Beall King – Location: Fulmer 204
Lea Wilson.

Lea Wilson

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences – Research Interest : ecohydrology of the urban forest; climate change impacts on the urban forest; social-ecological resiliency in the urban forest – Advisor: Dr. Kevan Moffett – Location Vancouver Campus

Ph.D. Geology

Ayman Alharbi

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest -Stable isotope hydrology, groundwater quality, and GIS – Advisor: Kent Keller – Location: desk 12, 4th floor, PACCAR.

William Barba

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology – Research Interest: Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geochronology, and Thermochronology. – Advisor: Sean Long – Location: Webster

Nolan Blackford

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest – Structural geology and tectonicx – Advisor: Sean Long – Location: Webster 454

Manuela Botero

Program of Study: PhD Geology – Research Interest : Geochronology and Isotope geochemistry – Advisor: Jeffrey Vervoort Webster 254

Tsai-Wei Chen

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology = Research interest: Geochronology, radiogenic isotopes and early Earth processes = Advisor: Jeff Vervoort – Location: Webster 423
Klarissa Davis

Klarissa Davis

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology – Research Interest: Phreatomagmatic flood basalt eruptions – Advisor: John Wolff – Location: Webster 254
Austin Green

Austin Green

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; – Research Interests: Geodynamic modeling, icy satellites, and subduction dynamics – Advisor: Catherine Cooper – Location: Webster 454

Rachelle Hart

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology – Research Interest: Late-stage Columbia River Flood Basalts – Advisor: John Wolff – Location: Webster 254

Ross Salerno

Program of Study: PhD Geology – Research – Radiogenic isotope geochemistry and the early Earth – Advisor – Jeff Vervoort – Location: 1043 Webster Hall Pullman

Evan Soderberg

Name: Evan Soderberg – Location: Webster 454, Pullman Campus – Program of Study: PhD Geology – Research Interest: Volcanology, Petrology, Geochemistry – Advisor: John Wolff – Location: Webster 454, Pullman Campus –

Anthony Sorensen

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology – Hydrogeology; Research Interests: Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Hot Springs, Geodynamic Modelling, and Geostatistics; – Advisor: Peter B. Larson – Location: Pullman
Jesslyn Starnes

Jesslyn Starnes

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology – Research Interest: Structural geology, tectonics, metamorphic petrology – Advisor: Sean Long; – Location: Webster 1129

Jarred Zimmerman

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; – Research Interest: Isotope geochemistry, trace element geochemistry, economic geology; – Advisor: Peter Larson; Location: Webster 429