Ben is broadly interested in how nutrients and energy are cycled in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. He combines elements of ecosystem ecology, microbial ecology, and biogeochemistry in his work.
Lauren has a B.Sc. in Resource Conservation and six years of applied restoration experience in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, which led to her present research interests. Currently, she is researching the fate and transport of nutrients, metals, and metalloids in aquatic systems using mesocosm experiments. Her research interests weave together biogeochemical cycles, water policy, and potential management strategies for reducing contaminant loads in surface water.
Kate has a BSc. in Biology with Honors, and minors in Environmental Science and Mathematics, and a certificate in Quantitative Biology from Washington State University Vancouver, where she focused on phytoplankton dynamics in a heavily managed reservoir. She has worked as a natural resource specialist assistant and tall ship naturalist. Kate joined Dr. Ben Colman in the Systems Ecology program at the University of Montana to investigate the relationship between
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