College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology


Name Degree Advisor Dissertation
2015 Graduates
Ashley J. Belle PhD Stephanie Lansing Coupling Anaerobic Digestion Technology And Forage Radish Cover Cropping To Optimize Methane Production Of Dairy Manure-Based Digestion
Holly Bowen MS Stephanie Lansing The Distribution And Function Of Denitrification Genes: Exploring Agricultural Management And Soil Chemical Implications
Glade Dlott MS Stephanie Yarwood

Back to Earth: Molecular Approaches to Microbial Ecology Must Consider Soil Morphology and Physicochemical Properties

Nicole Fiorellino PhD Joshua McGrath

Evaluation of accuracy and sensitivity of the University of Maryland Phosphorus Management Tool and investigation of subsurface phosphorus dynamics in the Maryland Coastal Plains region

Eliza McFarland PhD Andrew Baldwin

Assessing Wetland Restoration on the Delmarva Peninsula using Vegetation Characteristics

Ben Prince MS Patrick Kangas
Lela Stanley MS Patrick Kangas

Design and Performance of a Wetland-Inspired Green Bulkhead and a Grassland-Inspired Green Wall

Brent West MS William Bowerman

Estimating Population Trends in American Woodcock (Scolopax Minor) Using Population Reconstruction Models

Kathryn White PhD Frank Coale
2014 Graduates
Saptashati (Tanya) Biswas PhD Joshua McGrath Quantification of Ionophore Antimicrobials Associated with Poultry Litter and Their Dynamics in the Soils of the Mid-Atlantic USA
Ryan Blaustein MS Bob Hill Release and Runoff/Infiltration Removal of Escherichia Coli, Enterococci, and Total Coliforms from Land-Applied Dairy Cattle Manure
Daneille Bodner MS Paul Leisnham The Effectiveness of Resident-Based Mosquito Control Through Changes in Knowledge and Behavior Along a Socioeconomic Gradient
Loretta Collins MS Gary Felton Impact of Surface Application of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypusum on Infiltration, Phophorus Behavior, and Total Sulfur in a Previously Manured Coastal Plain Soil
Kristin Fisher PhD Bruce James Urea Hydrolysis in Soil Profile Toposequences: Mechanisms Relevant to Nitrogen Transport and Water Quality
David Hamrum MS Bob Hill The Effects of Drainage Ditch Filter Composition on Hydraulic Properties and P Sorption
William Haus MS Reginal Harrell Advancing Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Biological Reference Points for Nutritional Status of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Alisha Mulkey MS Frank Coale Alternative Simulation of Soil Phosphorus for Agricultural Land Uses in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model
Scott Tjaden MS David Tilley Energy Balance, Water Balance, and Plant Dynamics of a Sloped, Thin Extensive Green Roof Installed in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States
Timothy Williamson MS David Tilley Design and Sustainability Analysis of Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland
Catherine DeSarle MS Bruce James Hexavalent Chromium Quantification and Remediation in Soils and Waster Materials
Christina Miller MS Bruce James Chromium Oxidation-Reduction Chemistry Controlled by Iron and Manganese (Hydr)oxide Surfaces and Soils: Column Leaching and Spectroscopic Studies
Ann Rossi PhD Martin Rabenhorst Pedogenesis and Hydromorphology of Soils in Mid-Atlantic Barrier Island Landscapes
Taras Lychuk PhD Bob Hill Evaluation of Biochar Applications and Irrigation as Climate Change Adaptation Options for Agricultural Systems
Hannah Poffenbarger MS Ray Weil Nitrogen Dynamics in Cover Crop-Based No-Till Corn
Nicholas Ray MS Patrick Kangas Toward the Development of Integrated Oyster-Algae Aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay
2013 Graduates
Michelle Arthur MS Andrew Baldwin A Competitive Interaction and Dominance Experiment Between the Vegetative Marsh Species Phragmites australis and Spartina Cynosuroides Under Elevated Nitrogen and Salinity Levels
Natalie Lounsbury MS Ray Weil Spring Seedbed Characteristics after Winterkilled Cover Crops
Russell Reynnells MS Gary Felton Comparison of Pathogen Detection Methods in Compost and Compost Characteristics as Potential Predictors of Pathogen Regrowth
Kendall Simon MS William Bowerman Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) Population Productivity and Density Dependent Effects in Michigan, 1961-2010
Michelle Weber MS Patrick Kangas Economic Analysis of Alternative Applications of An Algal Production System
2012 Graduates
Dominic Brose PhD James Bruce Use of Tartaric Acid and Isopropyl Alcohol in the Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium and Application to Chromium Contaminated Soils and Chromite Ore Processing Residue
Elliot Campbell PhD David Tilley Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services in Maryland and Suggesting Fair Payment Using the Principles of Systems Ecology
Thomas Freed MS Paul Leisnham Relative Roles of Aggregation, Competition, and Predation in the North American Invasion of the Asian Bush Mosquito, Aedes Japonicus
George Geatz MS Brian Needleman Nutrient Levels and Organic Matter Decomposition in Response to Prescribed Burns in Mid-Atlantic Coastal Marshes
Amy Hudson MS David Tilley Assessing the Uncertainty of Emergy Analyses with Monte Carlo Simulations
Diana Maimone MS Gary Felton Fate and Transport of Nitrogen at a Deep Row Biosolids Application Hybrid Poplar Tree Farm
Serena Matt MS David Tilley Green Fa├žades Provide Habitat for Arthropods on Buildings in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Andrew Moss MS Stephanie Lansing Environmental Sustainability and Waste Treatment Capabilities of Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion Systems
Brandon Winfrey PhD David Tilley Material and Emergy Cycling in Natural and Human-Dominated Systems
Julie Wolf PhD Brian Needleman The Effects of Future Global Change on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Soil Carbon: Using Urbanization as a Surrogate for Future Conditions in Field Studies
Metthea Yepsen MS Andrew Baldwin Vegetation Patterns in Depressional Restored, Natural Reference, and Prior-Converted Wetlands in the USA Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
2011 Graduates
Vitalia Baranyai MS Joshua McGrath Evaluation of Base Liners to Reduce Nitrogen and Salt Leaching from Poultry Litter Storage Stockpiles to the Underlying Soil - A Field Column Study
Jenna Clark MS Andrew Baldwin Plant Biomass Allocation and Competitive Interactions in Coastal Wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay: Experimental and Observational Studies
Zara Dowling MS Paul Leisnham Linking Socioeconomic Factors to Mosquito Control in Residential Washington, D.C.
Daniel Fenstermacher MS Martin Rabenhorst Carbon Storage and Potential Carbon Sequestration in Depressional Wetlands of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Katherine Klavon MS Stephanie Lansing Design and Economics of Plug-Flow, Small-Scale Anaerobic Digesters for Temperate Climates
Cassandra Smith MS Paul Leisnham Impacts of Climate Change Variables on Mosquito Competition and Population Performance
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