2003 Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Institute promotes the education and training of water resources research professionals through its fellowship program. Profiles of each graduate fellow, and summaries of her or his  thesis research project, and publications from this project are accessed through the links below. Visitors are invited to contact the student, research advisor, or the Institute Director for further information on the projects. For a one-page summary of the 2003 program of the Institute, click here.

Fellows, Projects and Advisors

Graduate Student
Project Title
Chris Laveau, M.S. candidate, Geology and Geological Engineering, UND Hydrological Modeling of the Spatial and Temporal Variation of Prairie Potholes at the Basin Level Dr. Phil Gerla, Geology and Geological Engineering, UND
Kasi Murthy, Ph.D. candidate, Civil Engineering, NDSU Study of effectiveness of Northern Prairie Wetlands as a resource to control nutrient (Phosphorus) load to receiving water Dr. Wei Lin, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, NDSU
Trent Museus, M.S. candidate, Civil Engineering, NDSU A Study of Microbial Regrowth Potential of Water in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota Dr. Eakalak Khan, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, NDSU
Jennifer Newbrey, Ph.D. candidate, Zoology, NDSU Effects of West Nile Virus Infection, Immune Function, and Age on Female Yellow-headed Blackbird Dr. Wendy Reed, Assistant Professor, Biology, NDSU
Michael Newbrey, Ph.D. candidate, Geology, NDSU Comparative Study of Fossil and Extant Fish Growth: Including Analyses of Mean Annual Temperature in the Geologic Record Dr. Allan Ashworth, Professor, Geology, NDSU
Anthony J. Pothoff, Ph.D. candidate, Zoology, NDSU Evaluation of walleye to suppress fathead minnow populations in Type IV & V wetlands Dr. Malcolm G. Butler, Professor Biological Sciences, NDSU
Tedros Tesfay, Ph.D. candidate, Geology, UND Modeling Groundwater Denitrification by Ferrous Iron Using PHREEQC Dr. Scott Korom, Professor, Geology, UND