2005 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. 

Fellows, Projects and Advisors

Graduate Student
Project Title
William Lenarz, M.S. (Geology) student at the UND Effect of flow path processes on the geochemistry and quality of water discharged along the seepage face at Pigeon Point, Sheyenne Delta aquifer, Ransom County, North Dakota Dr. Phil Gerla, Geology and Geological Engineering, UND
Chistina Melaas, M.S. student, Natural Resource Management

Evaluation of an Index of Plant Community Integrity for Assessing Wetland Plant Communities in the Prairie Pothole Region

Dr. Don Kirby, Interim Chair of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, NDSU

Michael Newbrey, Ph.D. candidate, Geology, NDSU Evolution of Fish Growth and its Response to Climate Dr. Allan Ashworth, Professor, Geology, 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
Dan McEwen, PhD Student Department of Biological Sciences

Benthic macroinvertebrate stoichiometric implications for North Dakota and Minnesota fisheries

Malcolm Butler, Professor of Zoology Department of Biological Sciences, NDSU
Ali Gene Tackett, M.S.Student, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, NDSU Molecular Phylogeoraphy of Etheostoma nigrum (Rafinesque) in the Upper Midwest Dr. Craig Stockwell, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, NDSU
Tedros Tesfay   Scott Korom
Brajesh Gautam, M.S. candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, NDSU Analysis and Model Simulation of Storm Water Runoff - A Study of Land Use and System Design on Discharge and Water Quality Dr. Wei Lin, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, NDSU
Kendall Goltz , M.S. student in the Natural Resource Management program, NDSU The Impact of Wetlands and Wetland Easements on North Dakota Land Values Dr. Jay Leitch, Professor of Agricultural Economics, NDSU