2016 Scholars

 

Top Row (from left to right): Yorick Oden-Plants, Martin Calderon, Enlylh King, Ryan Nelson/ Xavier Nelson, Clarissa Winters, Ki’Amber Thompson, Marvin Bell, Giovanni Santiago/ Ryan Anderson, Emily Murphy, Citralina Haruo, Danielle Moni-Zo’boo, Jena Brooker, Jannice Newson Bottom Row: Kelly Lam, Gabby Vargas, Jenny Par, Malia Molina, Trina Dhar Photo Credit: Jaime Muñoz Velazquez

2016 Scholar Cohort Research

Trina Dhar, Barnard College

Research Topic:Quantifying Arbuscular mycorrhizae through Percent Root Colonization and Glomalin Count

Research Mentor: Dr. Ines Ibanez

Internship Host Sites: Huron River Watershed Council

 

 

Ryan Nelson, Wesleyan University

Research Topic:Out of Thin Air: Assessing Legume Nitrogen Fixation Inputs on Organic Farm

Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blesh

Internship Host Sites: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Great Lakes Great Communities

 

 

Martin Calderon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topic:Socioeconomic Effects of Large Scale Land Transactions in Ethiopia

Research Mentor: Dr Suhyun Jung

Internship Host Sites: Clean Energy Coalition

 

 

Ki’Amber Thompson, Pomona College

Research Topic:Mapping Movement: Using GIS to Understand Livestock and Development Patterns in Mongolia

Research Mentor: Dr. Ginger Allington

Internship Host Sites: Freshwater Future

 

 

Danielle Moni-Zo’obo, Hamilton College

Research Topic:Innovations in Sustainability Education Using Contemporary Issues in Gabon and Maryland

Research Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Hardin

Internship Host Sites: MichiganLeague of Conservation Voters

 

 

Malia Molina, Carleton College

Research Topic:Innovations in Sustainability Education Using Contemporary Issues in Gabon and Maryland

Research Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Hardin

Internship Host Sites: Legacy Land Conservancy

 

 

Jenny Par, Loyola University

Research Topic:Examining the Coexistence of Quagga and Zebra Mussels over Depth and Time in Saginaw Bay

Research Mentor: Dr. Ashley Baldrige

Internship Host Sites: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

 

 

Xavier Nelson, Brandeis University

Research Topic:Protocol for Algal Cell Recovery

Research Mentor: Dr. Meghan Duffy

Internship Host Sites: Clean Energy Coalition

 

 

Gabby Vargas, Wesleyan University

Research Topic:Protocol for Algal Cell Recovery

Research Mentor: Dr. Meghan Duffy

Internship Host Sites: National Wildlife Federation–Great Lakes Regional Office

 

 

Ryan Anderson, Brown University

Research Topic:Fishery Sustainability and Ecosystem Productivity in Lake Michigan: Analyzing Impacts of Invasive Mussels and Nutrient Levels

Research Mentor: Dr. Hongyan Zhang

Internship Host Sites: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Great Lakes Great Communities

 

Guilu Murphy, Wesleyan University

Research Topic:Fishery Sustainability and Ecosystem Productivity in Lake Michigan: Analyzing Impacts of Invasive Mussels and Nutrient Levels

Research Mentor: Dr. Hongyan Zhang

Internship Host Sites: Growing Hope

 

Jena Brooker, Dickinson College

Research Topic:The Effects of Urbanization on Bee (Hymenoptera Apoidea) Diversity

Research Mentor: Carolina Simoa

Internship Host Sites: UM Botanical Gardens

 

 

Citralina Haruo, College of Menominee Nation

Research Topic:Rehabilitating Lake Sturgeon Spawning Places in Local Rivers

Research Mentor: Dr. Jim Diana

Internship Host Sites: UM Botanical Gardens

 

 

Jannice Newson, University of Missouri

Research Topic:Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Management

Research Mentor: Dr. Jim Diana

Internship Host Sites: Great Lakes Commission

 

 

Kelly Lam, Wesleyan University

Research Topic:Analyzing the Effects of Field Management and the Surrounding Landscape Characteristics of Pumpkin & Squash Farms on Bees’ Species Richness

Research Mentor: Michelle Fearon

Internship Host Sites: Ecology Center – Sustainable Food Healthy Communities – Farm to Institution

 

Yorick Oden-Plants, College of William and Mary

Research Topic:Proliferation of Pathogens in Pollinators: Using spatial analysis to map trends in the health of bees in Washtenaw County

Research Mentor: Michelle Fearon

Internship Host Sites: Great Lakes Commission

 

 

Marvin Bell, Amherst College

Research Topic:Inequity, Development, and Reform: The Intersections of Environmental Justice within a Sustainable Future

Research Mentor: Dr. Tony Reames

Internship Host Sites: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Great Lakes Great Communities

 

 

Giovanni Santiago, Brown University

Research Topic:Inequity, Development, and Reform: The Intersections of Environmental Justice within a Sustainable Future

Research Mentor: Dr. Tony Reames

 

 

 

Enlylh King, Spelman College

Research Topic:Investigations of Metal Contamination: Assessing How Interactions with Ground Water and Hyporheic Flows Affect Stream Ecosystem Microorganisms

Research Mentor: Anna Harrison