Hannah Passolt

Why I joined the ECS M.S. Program

I am passionate about studying the environment. The majority of my interests lie in ecology, which is a broad topic involving many areas of study. The interdisciplinary nature of the ECS program provides endless opportunities for collaboration and contributes greatly to the advancement of conservation science. Ultimately, I look forward to gaining a better understanding of the environment and conservation as a whole.

My research

I am broadly interested in nanoparticles, wetlands, and plant ecology.  My thesis research focuses on the behavior of nanoparticles in the natural environment. Specifically, I am studying the effects of carbon nanotubes on spinach and rice, and the effects of ZnO nanoparticles on wheat.

Presentations

  • Passolt, H., Werkmeister, C., Cihacek, L., Otte, M., Jacob D. (2012) Variation in Soil concentration of Cadmium, Uranium, and Zinc Between Disturbed and Undisturbed Wetlands. Poster presented at NDSU Environmental and Conservation Science Recruitment Fair , November 2, 2012 Fargo, ND. (Presented by H. Passolt)
  • Passolt, H., Werkmeister, C., Cihacek, L., Otte, M., Jacob, D. (2012) Variation in Soil concentration of Cadmium, Uranium, and Zinc Between Disturbed and Undisturbed Wetlands. Poster presented at 2012 Annual INBRE Meeting, October 19, 2012, Grand Forks, ND. (Presented by H. Passolt)
  • Passolt, H., Werkmeister, C., Cihacek, L., Otte, M., Jacob, D. (2012) Comparison of soil Cadmium, Uranium, and Zinc between Disturbed and Undisturbed Wetlands. Poster presented at The 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium , June 25 – 27, 2012, Washington, DC. (Presented by H. Passolt)
  • Tracy, M., Kissoon, L., Passolt, H., Jacob, D., Otte, M., (2014) Lemna minor growth: ZnO nanoparticles in lake water and nutrient solution. Poster presented at The 11th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium, April 4, 2014, Fargo, ND. (Presented by M. Tracy)