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Former Students and Postdocs

Chraibi, Vicky
Ph.D. (2012-2016)
Thesis title:  "A Paleolimnological Analysis of the Hierarchy of Environmental Controls on the Resilience of Aquatic Communities in Yellowstone National Park, USA"
Present position:  Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University, Texas

Weide, Marie
Ph.D. (2012-2016)
Thesis title:  "Environmental variability on the Bolivian Altiplano during the middle and late Holocene inferred from paleoenvironmental records from the southern basin of Lake Titicaca and Andean ice cores"

Spanbauer, Trisha
Ph.D. (2010-2015)
Thesis title:  "Sizes, shifts, & structures: A statistical exploration of changes in diatom morphologies and communities"
Present position:  NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Liu, Yanbin
Ph.D. (2010-2014)
Thesis title:  "Watershed and Aquatic Ecosystem Evolution during the Late Glacial and Early Holocene in the Greater Yellowstone Region"
Present position:  Micropaleontologist, PaleoData, Inc., New Orleans

Stone, Jeffery
Ph.D. (2000 - 2005)
Thesis title:  "A high-resolution record of Holocene drought variability and the diatom stratigraphy of Foy Lake, Montana"
Present position:  Assistant Professor, Indiana State University

Westover, Karlyn
Ph.D. (2000 - 2006)
Thesis title:  "Diatom-inferred records of paleolimnological change and Holocene paleoclimate variability from the Altai Mountains (Siberia) and Columbia Mountains (British Columbia)"
Present position:  Research Scientist, Indiana State University

Bracht, Brandi
Ph.D. (2005 - 2009)
Thesis title:  "Evaluating Lake Response to Environmental and Climatic Change Using Lake Core Records and Modeling"
Present position:  Hydrologist, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Hobbs, Will
Post-doctoral Fellow(2008 - 2009)
Present position:  Ecologist, Washington State Department of Ecology

Cook Shinneman, Avery
Post-doctoral Fellow(2008 - 2009)
Present position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington

Schmieder, Jens
Ph.D. (2005 - 2009)
Thesis title:  "Linking Eolian and Lacustrine Records of Late Holocene Climate in the Nebraska Sand Hills"
Present position:  Associate Geologist, BHP Billiton, Houston

Ekdahl, Erik
Postdoctoral Fellow (2004 - 2006)
Research:  "Quaternary climate in the Lake Titicaca drainage basin"
Present position:  Staff Scientist, California State Water Board, Sacramento, CA

Aebly, Frank
Ph.D. (2001 - 2006)
Thesis title:  "Geomorphic records of Holocene lake-level history in West Greenland"
Present position:  Hydrologist, US Forest Service, Mendocino, CA

Bennett, Danuta
Postdoctoral Fellow (2002 - 2005)
Research:  "Using paleolimnology to evaluate a lake classification system developed from contemporary data sets in an agricultural landscape"
Present position:  Postdoctoral fellow, UCSB

Stevens, Lora
Research Associate (1999 - 2005)
Research:  "Holocene climate history of the northern Rocky Mountains"
Present position:  Associate Professor, California State University - Long Beach

Jacobs, Kim
M.S. (2002 - 2004)
Thesis title:  "Lacustrine evidence for moisture changes during Marine Isotope Stage 3 in the Nebraska Sand Hills"
Present position:  Environmental consulting firm, Dickinson, N.D.

D'Andrea, Billy
M.S. (2001 - 2003)
Thesis title:  "Lacustrine Geochemical Records of Holocene Environmental History in West Greenland"
Present position:  Research Assistant Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Tapia, Pedro
Ph.D. (1998 - 2003)
Thesis title: "Late Quaternary Diatom Stratigraphy, Paleoenvironments, and Climate Variability in Lakes Titicaca and Junin (Peru and Bolivia)"
Present position:  Scientist, Peruvian Ministry of Culture

Campbell, Joshua
M.S. (1999 - 2001)
Thesis title: "Diatom Distribution and Response to Climate in Lakes of the Northern Rocky Mountains"
Present position:  Assistant Professor, High Point University, North Carolina

Jovanelly, Tamie
M.S. (1999 - 2001)
Thesis title: "Groundwater-Surfacewater-Climate Interactions of Two Lakes in Southeastern North Dakota"
Present position: Associate Professor, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

Saros, Jasmine E.
Ph.D. (1995 - 1999)
Thesis title: "The Role of Ionic Concentration and Composition in Determining Diatom Distributions in Saline Lakes"
Present position:  Professor, University of Maine

Ramstack, Joy
M.S. (1997 - 1999)
Thesis title: "Pollution Trends in Minnesota Lakes: The Use of Fossil Diatoms as Paleoindicators of Human Impact"
Present position:  Research Scientist, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, MN

Olson, Olaf G.
Ph.D. (1994 - 1998)
Thesis title: "Mechanisms Controlling Long-Term Changes in Periphytic Diatom Community Structure"

Laird, Kate
Ph.D. (1992 - 1996)
Thesis title: "A High Resolution Paleoclimatic Record of a Closed-Basin Lake in the Northern Great Plains"
Present position:  Research Scientist, Queens University

Cumming, Brian F. 
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (1993 - 1994)
Research: "Distribution and Taxonomy of Diatoms in Closed-Basin Lakes of Western Canada"
Present position:  Professor, Queens University