Lake, Stream & Wetland Ecology

Program Overview

We believe that humans can live sustainably with our aquatic resources, ensuring plentiful clean water for future human generations while also supporting the ecosystems that we value and that support our recreation, businesses, and industries. Our teams develop tools and techniques that help society move into this sustainable future, characterizing, measuring and documenting the improvements made along the way. We also provide research, methods development, new technologies, and analysis services to support this vision and our clients.

Program Goals

Develop science-based tools, materials and technologies to assess and protect our water resources, and restore them if degraded.

Unique Strengths, Expertise and Capabilities

Our interdisciplinary team of experts in data science and the fundamental biological and chemical aquatic sciences work together to develop various applications for natural and engineered aquatic systems, including aquatic ecosystem restoration, water treatment and remediation, and water quality monitoring and management. By incorporating an understanding of natural environmental processes, science and engineering fundamentals, we apply a systems-based approach to develop holistic solutions to pressing environmental problems.

Research Labs

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Profile Lucinda Johnson
Senior Research Fellow
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Research Associate
Valerie Brady headshot
Sr. Research Associate, Aquatic Ecologist, Interim Water Research Group Leader
Profile Elizabeth Alexson
Associate Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecology
Profile David Burge
Phytoplankton Associate Scientist
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Research Technical Manager, Environmental Engineer
Aquatic Scientist
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Senior Research Program Manager, Environmental Engineer
Profile Devin Edge
Environmental Analytical Chemist
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Applied Limnologist
Malachi Granmo headshot
Research Staff Scientist, Aquatic Scientist
Profile Bob Hell
Principal Laboratory Technician
Jerry Henneck headshot
Senior Research Scientist
Profile Maddie Homstad
Senior Laboratory Technician
Profile Paul Jeffrey
Research Technician, Aquatic Ecologist
Igor Kolomitsyn headshot
Research Associate
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Research Associate
Profile Kari Pierce
Research Technician, Aquatic Ecologist
Profile Euan Reavie
Sr. Research Associate
Profile Leah Schleppenbach
Principal Laboratory Technician, Aquatic Ecologist
Bridget Ulrich headshot
Aqueous Geochemist
Profile Amber Ulseth
Aquatic Ecologist
Profile Holly Wellard Kelly
Aquatic Scientist
Profile Andrew Wood
Environmental Genomics Researcher

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