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Jay Austin, Associate Professor of Physics and the Large Lakes Observatory.
PhD in Physical Oceanography, 1999, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Circulation of coastal shelves, estuaries and large lakes, using direct observation and numerical modeling.

Erik T. Brown, Professor of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Oceanography, 1990, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Sedimentary and aquatic geochemistry, trace metal cycling in large lakes, cosmogenic radionuclides, geochronology of surficial deposits.

Steven M. Colman, Professor of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Geology, 1977, University of Colorado
Quaternary stratigraphy and geochronolgy in terrestrial, lacustrine, and nearshore marine environments. Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental records from the sediments of large lakes and estuaries.

Thomas C. Johnson, Regents Professor of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Oceanography, 1975, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sedimentary processes in large lakes, paleoclimatology and paleolimnology.

Sergei Katsev, Associate Professor of Physics and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Physics, 2002, University of Ottawa
Sediment early diagenesis, coupling between sediment and water column, predictive and exploratory modeling.

Sam Kelly, Assistant Professor of Physics and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, 2011, Oregon State University
Internal waves and small-scale processes in oceans and large lakes, using observations and modeling.

Elizabeth C. Minor, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, 1998, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Organic biogeochemistry, especially the composition and fate of organic matter in aquatic systems.

Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Biology, 2010, University of Waterloo
Impacts of environmental change on elemental cycling, food webs and biological communities in large lake ecosystems

Doug Ricketts, Senior Research Associate, Marine Superintendent and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences.
Ph.D. in Geology, 1996, Duke University.
Stable isotope geochemistry and paleoclimate.

Kathryn Schreiner, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Oceanography, 2013, Texas A&M University
Organic geochemistry, especially the sources, transport, and fate of organic carbon in coastal aquatic systems.

Byron Steinman, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Geology, 2011, University of Pittsburgh
Isotope geochemistry of lake water and sediment for application to paleoclimatology. Numerical modeling of lakes. Ancient pollution and land use in lake/catchment systems.

Robert Sterner, Professor of Biology and Director of the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Ecology and Behavioral Biology, 1986, University of Minnesota
Ecological stoichiometry, biological limnology and carbon:nutrient biogeochemistry.

Nigel J. Wattrus, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Geophysics, 1984, University of Minnesota
Marine geophysics: acoustic remote sensing of lake basins using high-resolution, digital, seismic reflection profiling and multi-beam bathymetric systems.


Emeritus Faculty

Stephanie Guildford, Associate Professor of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Botany, 1996, University of Manitoba
Phytoplankton and nutrient dynamics with a focus on the health and productivity of African and North American great lakes.

Robert Hecky, Professor of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory.
Ph.D. in Zoology, 1971, Duke University
Nutrient and carbon cycling in aquatic systems; limnology and paleolimnology of the African Great Lakes; phytoplankton-nutrient interactions; nutrient biogeochemistry; stable isotope applications to ecology; Hg and organochlorine contamination of food webs.

Adjunct Faculty

Donn Branstrator, Associate Professor of Biology.
Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan

Andrew Breckenridge, Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Superior.
Ph.D., 2006, University of Minnesota

Christina Gallup, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences.
Ph.D., 1997, University of Minnesota

Randall Hicks, Professor of Biology.
Ph.D., 1983, University of Georgia

Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor of Biology.
Ph.D., 1999, University of Wisconsin

Nathan Johnson, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering.
Ph.D., 2009, University of Texas - Austin

John Swenson, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences.
Ph.D., 2000, University of Minnesota

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