Karin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University and the head of the Wetland Ecology Lab.
Contact: karin.kettenring [at] usu.edu
|Eric began his Ph.D. project in Summer 2010. For his research he will be looking at the restoration potential of Phragmites invaded brackish marshes along the Chesapeake Bay and whether restoration acts as a disturbance to foster increased genetic diversity and sexual reproduction in Phragmites.|
Lexine began her Masters project in August 2011. For her research she will be using remote sensing techniques to determine the current extent of Phragmites invasion along the Great Salt Lake. In addition, she will work on modeling the future spread of Phragmites in the Great Salt Lake and on developing a prioritization framework for control.
Becka began her Ph.D. in the lab in January 2012. Her research will focus on the consequences of intensive water management on Great Salt Lake wetland health.
Christine joined the lab in the spring of 2012. For her research she is looking at treatments for dealing with new invasions and small patches of Phragmites in Great Salt Lake wetlands.
Chad began his Masters degree in spring 2012. For his research he will be looking at the effectiveness of treatments for dealing with large stands of invasive Phragmites.
Jimmy began his Masters degree in summer 2013. His research will focus on native plant revegetation following Phragmites control in Great Salt Lake wetlands.
Brittany began her Masters degree in fall 2014. Her research will focus on the use of cattle grazing for Phragmites control and wetland restoration in Great Salt Lake wetlands.
Suzan began her Ph.D. in fall 2014. Her research will focus on water quality and nutrient cycling in the Willard Spur wetlands of the Great Salt Lake.
David graduated with an undergraduate from the Quinney College of Natural Resources in spring 2013 and has been our tireless field and lab technician since 2011.
Konnon is doing an undergraduate research project on the longevity of Phragmites seeds buried in wetlands under different vegetation types.
Katha is a visiting scientist from Germany, with diverse interests in many aspects of wetland plant ecology. She is currently looking at the effects of temperature and salinity on Phragmites seed germination using seeds sourced from different populations on the Great Salt Lake.
QCNR REU student
(Quinney College of Natural Resources Research Experiences for Undergraduates student)
Megan is working us this summer, 2014, on seed dormancy and germination of three bulrushes native to Great Salt Lake wetlands. Megan is an undergraduate student at Penn State University where she is majoring in Environmental Resource Management.
Caroline Laine graduated in fall 2011. Her Masters thesis focused on: An assessment of vegetation metrics and plot types to measure seasonal variation and grazing effects on riparian plant communities. Caroline now lives in Driggs, ID, and works for an environmental consulting firm.
Amanda Sweetman defended her Masters thesis in fall 2011. Her thesis focused on: The ecology and genetics of Schoenoplectus maritimus, an important emergent macrophyte, across diverse hydrologic conditions—implications for restoration. Amanda now lives in Ann Arbor, MI, and is doing a fellowship with the Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant.
Diane Menuz graduated in fall 2011. Her Masters thesis focused on: Using species distribution models to assess invasion theory and provide management recommendations for riparian areas in the eastern Columbia and western Missouri River basins. She now lives in Salt Lake City, UT, and works for the Utah Geological Survey.
Carrie Reinhardt Adams, University of Florida
Andrew Baldwin, University of Maryland
Joanna Endter-Wada, Utah State University
Susan Galatowitsch, University of Minnesota
Jes Hines, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research
Kristin Mercer, The Ohio State University
Melissa McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Christopher Neale, Utah State University
David Rosenberg, Utah State University
Michal Tal, Aix-Marseille Universite, France
Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College
Dennis Whigham, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center