Current Research Topics

  • Indiana
  • Anthropogenic impacts on lakes and wetlands of Vigo County
  • Eutrophication history of Dobbs Park Pond
  • Diatom history of the Maple Avenue Nature Park Pond
  • Eutrophication history of Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Diatom history of Dock Lake, Indiana
  • Eutrophication and nutrient cycling through a chain of kettle lakes
  • Environmental damage and resilience in the Wabash River ecosystem
  • The influence of acid mine drainage on the Green Valley rivers and lakes
  • The eutrophication history of Shakamak State Park
  • Holocene lake-level history of Martin Lake, IN


  • Western US
  • Reconstructing past lake mixing depths using planktic fossil diatom assemblages
  • Late Holocene diatom history of Cosley and Glenns Lakes, GNP
  • Diatom history of Island Lake, Wyoming
  • Holocene drought history of the US Rocky Mountains
  • Early Holocene climate evolution of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • 3-dimensional lake modeling and lake level change


  • East Africa
  • Pleistocene paleoclimate history of Lake Malawi
  • Pleistocene hydrology of paleolake Mababe (Botswana)
  • Paleolimnology of East African Rift paleolakes near hominid sites


  • New Zealand
  • Holocene paleoclimate history of Lake Ohau
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    Student Research Funding Links

  • Travel to scientific meetings or other research expenses: College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate)
  • Center for Student Research and Creativity (once a year)
  • Wages for research (undergraduate)
  • Travel for research (undergraduate)
  • Non-travel support for research (undergraduate)
  • Graduate Student Research Funds
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