Pollution Ecology Laboratory

LAB ALUMNI

Visiting Scholars/Post-doc Researcher


Dr. Mahdy.JPGDr. Ahmed Mahdy

 

Post-doc Researcher, 2007-2008, 2010

 

Research Interests at SIUE: Chemical characterization of plant nutrients and toxic trace elements in agricultural soils co-amended with biosolids and drinking water treatment residuals

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Hussein Mohamed

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt

Visiting Scholar, 2005

Research Interests: Phytoremediation of metal and PAH-contaminated soils - plant and microbial interaction

 


Graduate Students

Shawn Keller

MS Graduate Student (Environmental Science) from 2002-2004.

Thesis: Effects of Land Use on Phosphorous Fraction and Speciation in a Missouri Ozark Creek.

Current Position: Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, St. Peters, MO

Publication:  Keller, S., T. Zhang, S. Webb, R. Brugam, K. Johnson and Z.-Q. Lin. 2008. Effects of suburban land use on phosphorous fractions and speciation in the Upper Peruque Creek, Eastern Missouri.Water Environment Research. 80(4): 316-323.

Anna Tryfonas

MS Graduate Student (Environmental Science) from 2003-2004

Thesis: Bioaccumulation of Metal Pollutants in Eggs of the Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegens) from the Lower Illinois River.

Current: Biologist, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Arizona

Publication:  Tryfonas, A.E., J.K. Tucker, P.E. Brunkow, K.A. Johnson, H.S. Hussein, and Z.-Q. Lin. 2006. Metal accumulation in eggs of the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) in the Lower Illinois River. Chemosphere. 63: 39-48

Bikram R. Shrestha

B.Sc. in Environmental Science (Hons.) at Kathmandu University, Nepal.

MS Graduate Student (Environmental Science) from 2004-2005

 

Thesis: Enhancement of Selenium Volatilization in a Soil-Pickleweed (Salicornia bigelovii) System.

Current: Environmental Scientist, WTM Enterprises, LLC

Publication:  Shrestha, B., S. Lipe, K.A. Johnson, T.Q. Zhang, W. Retzlaff and Z.-Q. Lin. 2006. Soil hydraulic manipulation and organic amendment for the enhancement of selenium volatilization in a soil-pickleweed system. Plant and Soil. 288: 189-196.

Shawn Lipe

M.S. in Environmental Sciences, 2003-2006

Thesis: Biological Transformation and Volatilization of Arsenic in a Soil-Rabbitfoot Grass System.

Current: Analytical Chemist, Tyco/Mallinckrodt, MO.

Publication:  Shrestha, B., S. Lipe, K.A. Johnson, T.Q. Zhang, W. Retzlaff and Z.-Q. Lin. 2006. Soil hydraulic manipulation and organic amendment for the enhancement of selenium volatilization in a soil-pickleweed system. Plant and Soil. 288: 189-196.

Jamila Harris

 

B.S. in Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

M.S. in Biological Sciences, 2004-2006

 

Thesis: Bioaccumulation of Arsenic in Freshwater Fish with Different Feeding Strategies using Wetland Microcosms

 

Current: Department of Conservation, the State of Missouri

Pratigya Upadhyaya

B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Biology, University of Maine at Farmington.

M.S. in Environmental Sciences, 2005-2006

Thesis:  Microbial Volatilization of Selenium in a Soil-Rabbitfoot Grass System

Current: Environmental Scientist, PEER Consultants, P.C.

Sarah Poulter-Miller

B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science, Illinois College

MS Graduate Student (Environmental Science) from 2005-2006

Thesis:  Co-application of Biosolids and Water Treatment Residues in Agricultural Soil: Effects on Leachate Phosphorus and Bioaccumulation of Arsenic in Wheat

Current: Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, West Alton, MO

Ranju Karna.jpgRanju Karna

(Co-supervised by Dr. Vance McCracken in Department of Biological Sciences)

 

B.Sc. in Tribhuvan University in Nepal

MS in Environmental Sciences, with a degree concentration of Environmental Biology, 2007-2009.

Thesis: Microbial Volatilization of Selenium in a Soil-Plant System: Role of Rabbitfoot Grass-Associated Microbes

 

Current: Ph.D. Candidate, Kansas State University

Daniel Huff.jpgDaniel Huff

Awards: Competitive Graduate Award from SIUE; Honorable Mention by US NSF

 

B.S. in Environmental Science from Southeast Missouri State University.

M.S. in Environmental Sciences, with an emphasis in Environmental Biology, 2006-2009.

 

Thesis: Effects of Co-Application of Biosolids and Drinking Water Treatment Residuals on Phosphorus Availability in Agricultural Soils

 

Current: Environmental Protection Specialist, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, MO.

Jie Hong.jpgJie Hong

 

B.S. in Food Science & Technology, Henan University of Technology, China

M.S. in Environmental Sciences, with emphasis in Environmental Chemistry, 2008-2010

 

Thesis: Integrating Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Use of Se-laden Plant Materials for Production of Se-enriched Edible Mushroom

 

Current: Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at El Paso

 

Undergraduate Students

Melissa Montgomery

Undergraduate Student in Biological Sciences.

Senior Assignment Research Project (2003-2004): Plant Tolerance and Accumulation of Arsenic.

Julie Finley

Undergraduate Student in Biological Sciences.

Senior Assignment Research Project (2004-2005): Selenium Speciation in a Soil-Rabbitfoot Grass System.

Anna Glauber

Undergraduate Student in Biological Sciences, a Dean's Scholar at SIUE.

Senior Assignment Research Project (2004-2005): Effects of Phosphate on Arsenic Volatilization in a Soil-Rabbitfoot Grass System.

Ian Grinter

Undergraduate Student in Biological Sciences, a Dean's Scholar at SIUE.

Research Project (Spring 2006): Bioaccumulation and transformation of selenium in fungi.

Matthew Swiecicki

Undergraduate Student in Biological Sciences from Fall 2006 - Spring 2007.

Senior Assignment Research Project (2006-2007):  Bioaccumulation of selenium in Oyster mushroom.

Brad Duthie

 Undergraduate Student (Department of Biological Sciences), a Chancellorís Scholar at SIUE.

Research Projects (2005-2007):  Bioaccumulation of Arsenic in Placenta from Residents in South Chattanooga.

Cavan.jpgCavan Mcintyre

Biology, 2007

Research Project: Accumulation and transformation of selenium in mushrooms.

Joseph.jpgJoseph Jedlicka

 

Biology, 2007- 2008

Research Project: Land application of biosolids and DWTRs

David.JPGDavid Meyer

Biology, Senior Assignent Research Project (2007- 2008): Accumulation and transformation of selenium in mushrooms

 

Others

Izu Anakor.JPGIzu Anakor

Research Project: Bioaccumulation and transformation of selenium in editable mushroom

Irene.jpgIrene Nance

Research Project: Partitioning of arsenic in wetland microcosms treating arsenic-contaminated urban runoff

MaryEllen.jpgMaryEllen Novinger

Research Project: Volatilization of arsenic in soil-plant systems: Effects of arsenic speciation and phosphate interaction