Watershed Science Research Group 

Department of Forestry

 

Graduate Students

 

 

Current Graduate Students: 7

 

Amanda Nelson.   Restoration ecology and biogeochemistry of giant cane systems in southern Illinois.  Ph.D. Candidate, Agricultural Sciences, SIUC, expected 2014.

 

Bridget Harrison.  Quantifying erosion associated with gas well development in the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2011.

 

Derek Evans.  Linking critical source areas of phosphorus to stormflow dynamics in three central Illinois agricultural watershedsM.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2012.

 

Nathan Rahe.  Assessing soil quality changes associated with  riparian buffer restoration.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2012.

 

Natalia Montano Mejia.  Impacts of autumn-olive management on water quality.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2012.

 

Roger Haschemeyer.  Effects of bedrock geology on baseflow nitrogen concentrations from forested watersheds in the Shawnee National Forest.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2011.

 

Chad Yocum.  Soil and ground water phosphorus and nitrogen levels within row-crop agriculture and adjacent riparian buffers in the Cache River watershed.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry, SIUC, expected 2011.

                                                                   

 

 

Former  Graduate Students:  14

 

Elisa Grafford.  Watershed management planning for Rayse Creek in southern Illinois.  M.S. Candidate, Forestry (co-advisor), SIUC, 2011.  Currently employed as an watershed planning specialist in  Indiana.

 

Charnsmorn Hwang.  Effects of urbanization on water quality and hydrology in the Lower Kaskaskia Watershed in southern Illinois.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2010.  Currently employed as an environmental consultant in Carbondale.

 

Dan Holz.  Quantifying erosion associated with gas well development in the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia. M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2009.  Currently employed as an environmental consultant in Wisconsin.

 

Justin Fenton.  Erosion and sedimentation associated with equestrian trail use in the Shawnee National Forest.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2008.  Currently employed as a forest hydrologist with the US Forest Service.

 

Christine Goldstein.  Nitrogen dynamics associated with autumn-olive stands at field and            watershed scales. M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2007.  Currently employed as Resource Specialist, Clifty Creek/ Haw Creek Watershed Project, Columbus, IN.

 

Kevin Bold.  Case studies of erosion control practices: the broad-based dip and vegetation establishment.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2007.  Currently employed at Ft. Knox military installation in environmental mgmt.

 

Xizhen Du.  Impacts of Carlyle Dam and navigation project on Kaskaskia River morphology.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2006.  Currently employed as a hydrologist with Missimer Groundwater Science and pursuing a Ph.D. in Hydrology at Florida State University.

 

Michael Bill.     Channel morphology responses following road construction in a mid-Appalachian forested watershed.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2005.  Currently employed by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation as a Forester.

 

Jennie M. (Church) Snyder. Subsurface nitrogen dynamics in riparian autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellate Thunb.) stands in southern Illinois.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2004.  Currently employed in New York state in water quality management.

 

Mandy L. Stone.  The influence of riparian vegetation on water quality, in-stream habitat, and biotic integrity in agriculturally impacted southern Illinois streams.  M.S. Zoology, SIUC, 2003 (co-advisor). Currently employed in environmental consulting, St. Louis.

 

Chris R. Blattel.  Groundwater nitrogen and phosphate attenuation by giant cane and forest riparian buffers in the Cache River watershed.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2003.  Currently employed as a high school science teacher, Missouri.

                                 

Jeremy A. Webber.  Effect of riparian forest cover on stream water quality in headwater agricultural watersheds in southern Illinois.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2002.  Currently employed as the Community Forestry Outreach Coordinator, New Jersey Forest Service.

                                                                                                                      

Jon M. O’Brien.  Factors affecting denitrification in a southern Illinois stream. M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2002.  Currently a Post-Doc. at Michigan State in Wetland Biogeochemistry.  Ph.D. in Ecology at Kansas State University 2006.

 

Jon E. Schoonover.  Attenuation of nutrients and sediment in agricultural surface and subsurface runoff by giant cane and forest riparian buffer zones.  M.S. Forestry, SIUC, 2001.  Currently an Assistant Prof. of Physical Hydrology at SIUC.  Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology at Auburn University 2005.

                             

Watershed Science Research Group, Feb. 2011:  (Sitting) Bridget Harrison, Alex Eade (Standing) Jackie Crim, Karl Williard, Dane Goble, Derek Evans, Jon Schoonover, Sarah Randall, Jonny Stewart, Kyle Monroe, Nathan Rahe, Natalia Montano