College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology


2018 Graduates
Sarah HirshPhDRay WeilDeep Soil Nitrogen Capture and Recycling by Early-Planted, Deep-Rooted Cover Crops
Sara MackMSMartin RabenhorstIdentifying Problematic Hydric Soils Derived from Red Parent Materials in the United States
Chris PalardyMSMartin RabenhorstImpact of Restoration Activity on Wetland Soil Properties and Functions
Natalie Mei-Lan YeeMSReginal HarrellUnderstanding Conservationists' Perspectives Concerning the Ethical Dilemmas Associated with Declines in African Vulture Populations
2017 Graduates
Yu MoPhDMichael KearneyPhenology of coastal marshes in Louisiana from 1984-2014: Long- and short-term variations associated with climate change and disastrous events
Christine PrassePhDWilliam Bowerman & Stephanie Yarwood 
Patrice NielsonPhDAndrew Baldwin & William BowermanSecretive Marshbirds of Urban Welands in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Andrea YarberryPhDStephanie LansingIncreasing Anaerobic Digestion Adoption Through Novel Inoculum Preservation and Understanding the Effect of Waste Stream Dynamics
Nicholas CloydMSPatrick Kangas David TilleyMicroclimatic Effects and Biophilic Properties of Living Umbrellas 
Emma GieseMSMitchell Pavao-Zuckerman

Stormwater Green Infrastructure Climate Resilience In Chesapeake Bay Urban Watersheds 

Diane LeasonMSAndrew Baldwin

Salinity and Inundation Tolerance of Phragmites australis ssp. americanus: A Greenhouse Experiment and Field Study on a Tributary of the Chesapeake Bay 

Emileigh Lucas RossoMSMcGrath

Evaluating Soil Phosphorus Dynamics over Time 

Kanoko MeadaMSPaul Leisnham
Natalia SalazarMSBob Hill

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in Eastern US Crop Production 

Matthew StockerMSBob Hill

Release, Survival, And Removal of Bovine Manure-Borne Indicator Bacteria Under Simulated Rainfall 

Cuiyan WuMSBob Tjaden
2016 Graduates
Kendall Lyn SimonPhDWilliam Bowerman

Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) as Indicators of Great Lakes Ecosystem Health 

Holly BowenMSStephanie Yarwood

The Distribution and Function of Denitrification Genes: Exploring Agricultural Management and Soil Chemical Implications 

Brian DavisMSBrian Needelman
Robert Kyle DerbyMSBrian Needelman

Methane Emissions From A Tidal Brackish Marsh On Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Factors Impacting Them 

Dietrich Epp SchmidtMSStephanie Yarwood

The Ecology of Urbanization: A Study of Soil Microbial Community Rosponse 

Kirsten HarbomMSLance Yonkos
Sharon HartzellMSLance Yonkos

Toxicity and Contamination in Bear Creek Sediment: Spatial Analysis and Implications for Risk Assessment 

Alexander MacLeodMSLance Yonkos

A Novel Non-Lethal Laparoscopic Approach to Detect Intersex (Testicular Oocytes) in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) and Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus Dolomieu)

Benjamin Alan PrinceMSPatrick Kangas & David Tilley

An Ecological Analysis of the Potential for Moss-Based Green Roof Design 

Brent WestMSWilliam Bowerman

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

2015 Graduates

Ashley J. BellePhDStephanie LansingCoupling Anaerobic Digestion Technology And Forage Radish Cover Cropping To Optimize Methane Production Of Dairy Manure-Based Digestion
Holly BowenMSStephanie LansingThe Distribution And Function Of Denitrification Genes: Exploring Agricultural Management And Soil Chemical Implications
Glade DlottMSStephanie Yarwood

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

Nicole FiorellinoPhDJoshua 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 McFarlandPhDAndrew Baldwin

Assessing Wetland Restoration on the Delmarva Peninsula using Vegetation Characteristics

Lela StanleyMSPatrick Kangas

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

Brent WestMSWilliam Bowerman

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

Kathryn WhitePhDFrank Coale

Characterization of Plant Root Cell Wall Structural Changes During Decomposition 

Freddy WitarsaPhDStephanie Lansing

Increasing the Sustainability of Psychrophilic Small-Scale Anaerobic Digesters

2014 Graduates
Saptashati (Tanya) BiswasPhDJoshua McGrathQuantification of Ionophore Antimicrobials Associated with Poultry Litter and Their Dynamics in the Soils of the Mid-Atlantic USA
Ryan BlausteinMSBob HillRelease and Runoff/Infiltration Removal of Escherichia Coli, Enterococci, and Total Coliforms from Land-Applied Dairy Cattle Manure
Daneille BodnerMSPaul LeisnhamThe Effectiveness of Resident-Based Mosquito Control Through Changes in Knowledge and Behavior Along a Socioeconomic Gradient
Loretta CollinsMSGary FeltonImpact of Surface Application of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypusum on Infiltration, Phophorus Behavior, and Total Sulfur in a Previously Manured Coastal Plain Soil
Kristin FisherPhDBruce JamesUrea Hydrolysis in Soil Profile Toposequences: Mechanisms Relevant to Nitrogen Transport and Water Quality
David HamrumMSBob HillThe Effects of Drainage Ditch Filter Composition on Hydraulic Properties and P Sorption
William HausMSReginal HarrellAdvancing Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Biological Reference Points for Nutritional Status of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Alisha MulkeyMSFrank CoaleAlternative Simulation of Soil Phosphorus for Agricultural Land Uses in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model
Scott TjadenMSDavid TilleyEnergy Balance, Water Balance, and Plant Dynamics of a Sloped, Thin Extensive Green Roof Installed in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States
Timothy WilliamsonMSDavid TilleyDesign and Sustainability Analysis of Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland
Catherine DeSarleMSBruce JamesHexavalent Chromium Quantification and Remediation in Soils and Waster Materials
Christina MillerMSBruce JamesChromium Oxidation-Reduction Chemistry Controlled by Iron and Manganese (Hydr)oxide Surfaces and Soils: Column Leaching and Spectroscopic Studies
Ann RossiPhDMartin RabenhorstPedogenesis and Hydromorphology of Soils in Mid-Atlantic Barrier Island Landscapes
Taras LychukPhDBob HillEvaluation of Biochar Applications and Irrigation as Climate Change Adaptation Options for Agricultural Systems
Hannah PoffenbargerMSRay WeilNitrogen Dynamics in Cover Crop-Based No-Till Corn
Nicholas RayMSPatrick KangasToward the Development of Integrated Oyster-Algae Aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay
2013 Graduates
Michelle ArthurMSAndrew BaldwinA Competitive Interaction and Dominance Experiment Between the Vegetative Marsh Species Phragmites australis and Spartina Cynosuroides Under Elevated Nitrogen and Salinity Levels
Natalie LounsburyMSRay WeilSpring Seedbed Characteristics after Winterkilled Cover Crops
Russell ReynnellsMSGary FeltonComparison of Pathogen Detection Methods in Compost and Compost Characteristics as Potential Predictors of Pathogen Regrowth
Kendall SimonMSWilliam BowermanBald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) Population Productivity and Density Dependent Effects in Michigan, 1961-2010
Michelle WeberMSPatrick KangasEconomic Analysis of Alternative Applications of An Algal Production System
2012 Graduates
Dominic BrosePhDJames BruceUse of Tartaric Acid and Isopropyl Alcohol in the Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium and Application to Chromium Contaminated Soils and Chromite Ore Processing Residue
Elliot CampbellPhDDavid TilleyValuing Forest Ecosystem Services in Maryland and Suggesting Fair Payment Using the Principles of Systems Ecology
Thomas FreedMSPaul LeisnhamRelative Roles of Aggregation, Competition, and Predation in the North American Invasion of the Asian Bush Mosquito, Aedes Japonicus
George GeatzMSBrian NeedlemanNutrient Levels and Organic Matter Decomposition in Response to Prescribed Burns in Mid-Atlantic Coastal Marshes
Amy HudsonMSDavid TilleyAssessing the Uncertainty of Emergy Analyses with Monte Carlo Simulations
Diana MaimoneMSGary FeltonFate and Transport of Nitrogen at a Deep Row Biosolids Application Hybrid Poplar Tree Farm
Serena MattMSDavid TilleyGreen Façades Provide Habitat for Arthropods on Buildings in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Andrew MossMSStephanie LansingEnvironmental Sustainability and Waste Treatment Capabilities of Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion Systems
Brandon WinfreyPhDDavid TilleyMaterial and Emergy Cycling in Natural and Human-Dominated Systems
Julie WolfPhDBrian NeedlemanThe Effects of Future Global Change on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Soil Carbon: Using Urbanization as a Surrogate for Future Conditions in Field Studies
Metthea YepsenMSAndrew BaldwinVegetation Patterns in Depressional Restored, Natural Reference, and Prior-Converted Wetlands in the USA Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
2011 Graduates
Vitalia BaranyaiMSJoshua McGrathEvaluation of Base Liners to Reduce Nitrogen and Salt Leaching from Poultry Litter Storage Stockpiles to the Underlying Soil - A Field Column Study
Jenna ClarkMSAndrew BaldwinPlant Biomass Allocation and Competitive Interactions in Coastal Wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay: Experimental and Observational Studies
Zara DowlingMSPaul LeisnhamLinking Socioeconomic Factors to Mosquito Control in Residential Washington, D.C.
Daniel FenstermacherMSMartin RabenhorstCarbon Storage and Potential Carbon Sequestration in Depressional Wetlands of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Katherine KlavonMSStephanie LansingDesign and Economics of Plug-Flow, Small-Scale Anaerobic Digesters for Temperate Climates
Cassandra SmithMSPaul LeisnhamImpacts of Climate Change Variables on Mosquito Competition and Population Performance
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