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La Toya Kissoon
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Wet Ecosystem Research Group

Email: Latoya.Kissoon@ndsu.edu

Office: Stevens Hall 207B                             Phone: 701-231-8999

Education
Ph.D.
Environmental and Conservation Sciences Graduate Program, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

B.A. Environmental Studies and International Relations - Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Research Interests: rhizosphere ecology - plant-soil/plant-water interactions, aquatic ecology, wetland ecology and restoration, plant ecology, shallow lakes, aquatic plants, phytoremediation, rhizosphere bacteria, metal tolerance, soil chemistry, water chemistry, metal mobility and accumulation, climate change

Publications

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Herwig BR, Bowe SE, Otte ML (in press) Macrophytes in shallow lakes: relationships with water, sediment and watershed characteristics. Aquatic Botany

o   Jacob D, Yellick AH, Kissoon LT, Asgary A, Wijeyaratne D, Saini-Eidukat B, Otte ML (in press) Cadmium and associated metals in soils and sediments of wetlands across the Northern Plains, USA. Environmental Pollution.

o   Sullivan RD, Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Otte ML (in review) Variations in fringe vegetation and turbidity of shallow lakes. Wetlands Ecology and Management.

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2011) Multiple elements in Typha angustifolia rhizosphere and plants: wetland versus dryland.  Environmental and Experimental Botany, 72, 232-241.

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2010) Multi-element accumulation near Rumex crispus roots under wetland and dryland conditions.  Environmental Pollution, 158, 1834-1841.

Selected presentations

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Herwig BR, Bowe SE, Otte ML (2012) Plant communities and biogeochemistry of clear and turbid shallow lakes.  SWS/INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, Orlando, FL.

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Herwig BR, Bowe SE, Otte ML (2012) Plant communities in Minnesota shallow lakes: relationships with land use.  ND EPSCoR State Conference, September 18, Grand Forks, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT,  Jacob DL, Hanson MA,  Bowe SE, Herwig BR, Otte ML (2011) Shallow lakes: ecology and biogeochemistry.  1st Annual Meeting of the North Central Chapter – Society of Wetland Scientists, September 22-24, Jamestown, ND.

o   Sullivan RD, Fischbach EK, Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Otte ML (2011) Relationship between fringe vegetation composition and shallow lake turbidity?  1st Annual Meeting of the North Central Chapter – Society of Wetland Scientists, September 22-24, Jamestown, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Bowe SE, Herwig BR, Otte ML (2011).  Shallow lake ecology: biogeochemistry and plant community composition.  8th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium, April 6-8, Grand Forks, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Hanson MA, Herwig BR, Bowe SE, Otte ML (2010).  Variation in aquatic plant communities in shallow lakes: relationship with biogeochemistry?  ND/SD EPSCoR 9th Biennial Conference, September 29, Grand Forks, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2010).  Accumulation of Cu, Fe and Zn in the root zone and plant material of Typha angustifolia.  7th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium, April 8, Fargo, ND.

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2009) Typha angustifolia roots are exposed to higher metal concentrations under wetland compared with dryland conditions.  Joint meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Wisconsin Wetlands Association and the Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium, June 25, Madison, WI (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2009) Typha angustifolia roots are exposed to higher metal concentrations under wetland compared to dryland conditions. ND EPSCoR State Conference, Sept 24, Fargo, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2008) Distribution of metals in the rhizosphere in response to flooding.  ND/SD EPSCoR 7th Biennial Conference, September 19, Fargo, ND (poster).

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2008) The distribution of metals in the soil below wetland plants under flooded and non-flooded conditions.  The Society of Wetland Scientists – Capitalizing on Wetlands, Annual International Conference, May 26-30, Washington, D.C.

o   Kissoon LT, Jacob DL, Otte ML (2008) Biogeochemical changes in the rhizosphere of Rumex crispus and Typha angustifolia grown in flooded and non-flooded soil: Implications for metal tolerance in wetland plants.  5th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium, April 11, Fargo, ND.


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