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Past Lab Members

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Dr. Alex Ireland 
Project Title: Ecological Sites in Forested, Northern Appalachian Landscapes, USA  

  •  Senior Environmental Scientist, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Jasmeet Lamba
Project Title: The Fertilizer Forecaster  

  •  Assistant Professor, Biosystems Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Graduate Students

Cody Fink Graduate Student (M.S. Soil Science)
Thesis Title: Dynamic soil property change in response to natural gas development in Pennsylvania 

  • Environmental Scientist in Sacramento, CA area

Katherine Lindeburg Graduate Student (M.S. Soil Science)
Thesis Title: Silty Mantles and Fragipans in Pennsylvania Soils

Emilie Erich Graduate Student (M.S. Soil Science)
Research Topic: The extent and characterization of subaqueous soils of Black Moshannon: Mercury distribution in the Black Moshannon drainage basin.

  • Currently employed by the Montana Dept. of Agriculture.

Undergraduate Students

Derick Bartram Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Project title: Total Hg in former subaqueous soils of an Appalachian reservoir.

Kaitlyn Benson Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Project title: Wetland ecosystem disturbance

  • Received M.S. degree at Ohio State Univ.
Eric Bevacqua Undergraduate student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt. in progress)
Project title: Forested Ecological Sites and browse relationships with white tailed deer.
Taylor Blackman Undergraduate student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Biogeochemistry of vernal pools.

Ben Bullock Undergraduate Student (B.S. Geoscience)
Project title: Extent of carbon additions in soils of 19th century furnace, charcoal pits

Kathryn Clark Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Honor Course Project: Development of a soil morphology GPR library for Pennsylvania soils.

  • Received M.S. degree at the Univ. Delaware with Dr. Amy Shober.

April Doroski Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Marcellus Shale infrastructure landscape effects on ecosystems

  • former Environmental Scientist in Eastern PA
  • Received M.S. degree at the Univ. Connecticut.

John Driscoll Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Marcellus Shale infrastructure landscape effects on ecosystems

  • Currently employed as a soil scientist in the NY City area

Mitch Fleming Undergraduate Student (B.S. Ag. Sciences)
Project title: Marcellus Shale infrastructure landscape effects on ecosystems; Forecasting runoff in Pennsylvania Landscapes

  • Currently employed as a soil scientist in western Pennsylvania.

Jacob Gogno Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Marcellus Shale infrastructure landscape effects on ecosystems; Forecasting runoff in Pennsylvania Landscapes

  • Received M.S. degree at Penn State in Ag Engineering with Dr. Chip Elliott.
Kylie Hint Undergraduate student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt. in progress)
Project title: Periglacial controls on Valley and Ridge restrictive layer genesis.
Jennifer Kellogg Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Research Topic: Biogeochemistry of vernal pools
Alex Lin Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Research Topic: Aeolian contributions to soils along a hydrocatena on the Allegheny Plateau
Dan Lawler Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Project title: Total mercury pools in soils across Pennsylvania
  • Received M.S. degree at Penn State with Dr. Beth Boyer.

Lalita Limpichart Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Project title: Biogeochemistry of vernal pools

  • Currently employed by USDA-NRCS
Anne Mcgraw Undergraduate student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt. in progress)
Project title: Forested Ecological Sites and browse relationships with white tailed deer.

Kyle Medash Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Marcellus Shale infrastructure landscape effects on ecosystems.

  • Currently employed as a soil scientist with Hanover Engineering

Maggie Norton Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Research Topic: Gigapan imagery of soil monoliths to enhance distance learning of soil science.

Ben Moorehead Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Soil Sci.) Research Topic: Characterization of surface crust mineralogy and morphology in an acid mine drainage kill zone.

Mia Rager Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Landscape change associated with historical and current land use practices

Nicole Rella Undergraduate student (B.S. Biological Engineering in progress)
Project title: Forested Ecological Sites and browse relationships with white tailed deer.
Katie Speicher Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Topic: Biogeochemistry of vernal pools
  • Currently with the Peace Corps in Senegal, Africa
Anna Schwyter Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.) Topic: Biogeochemistry of vernal pools
  • Currently an agronomist with a medical marijuana grower in California.
Bethany Thatcher Undergraduate student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt. in progress)
Project title: Forested Ecological Sites and browse relationships with white tailed deer.

Devon Turner Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Project title: Soil moisture and temperature patterns in New England organic orchards.

  • Currently employed by USDA-NRCS

Bill Wall Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Res. Mgmt.)
Research Topic: Wetland ecosystem disturbance.

  • Currently employed in Georgia starting online MS at Auburn Univ.

Austin Young Undergraduate Student (B.S. Env. Soil Sci.)
Research Topic: Aeolian parent material contributions to a Pre-Wisconsinan and Late Wisconsinan colluvial soil.

  • Currently employed as a soil scientist with Hanover Engineering