Karin is an Assistant 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.
David is an undergraduate in the Quinney College of Natural Resources and has been our tireless field and lab technician since 2011.
Kimberly has been assisting us with a variety of projects including our Phragmites manager survey as well as a literature review on the potential effects of increased nutrients on wetland vegetation in the Willard Spur, Great Salt Lake.
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 Madison, WI, and works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Carrie Reinhardt Adams, University of Florida
Andrew Baldwin, University of Maryland
Joanna Endter-Wada, Utah State University
Susan Galatowitsch, University of Minnesota
Jes Hines, Leibniz Intsitute of Freshwater Ecology, Germany
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