ND-LEEF Grant Previous Awardees


Abagael Pruitt (BIOS): Exploring the influence of nitrate and carbon availability on nighttime nitrous oxide production via denitrification in streams.

Elise Snyder (BIOS): The role of ponds and macroinvertebrate filterers in the removal of environmental DNA in streams.

Anna Vincent (BIOS): Investigating the effects of ammonium and dissolved organic carbon availability on reach-scale nitrification under nighttime conditions. 

Sebastian Chaloner (University of Edinburgh School of Art): Data Shape Collective – The Enviro Tile Project


Abagael Pruitt (BIOS): Exploring the Influence of Biofilm Colonization and Substrate Size on the Primary Pathways of Nitrous Oxide Production at ND-LEEF.

Sabrina Volponi (CEEES): Determining the Replicability of Breakthrough Curve Data and Stochastic Mobile-Immoble Model Results at ND-LEEF.

Elise Snyder (BIOS): The Role of eDNA Particle Size Distribution and Macroinvertebrate Filtration on the Removal of eDNA in Streams.

Anna Vincent (BIOS): Using Nitrapyrin to Isolate the Role of Reach-Scale Nitrification at ND-LEEF.


Junyeol Kim (CEEES).Transport of Micro- and Nano-Plastics in Streams.

Anna Vincent (BIOS): Quantifying the Role of Substrate and Biofilm Colonization in Controlling Stream Nitrification at ND-LEEF.

Elise Snyder (BIOS): Exploring the role of autotrophic versus heterotrophic biofilms in influencing eDNA retention in streams.


Justin Greaves (CEEES): Transport of the fecal indicator marker crAssphage in flowing water. 

Dohyoung Kim (BIOS): Investigating stem water storage and growth of two temperate deciduous species.

Kevin Roche (CEEES): Assessing methodological bias in stream tracer studies.

Matthew Trentman (BIOS): Using the SeaBird Scientific HydroCycle PO4 sensor to measure diel phosphorus patterns in ND-LEEF streams and ponds.

Junyeol Kim (CEEES): Transport Behavior of Nanoparticles in a Hydraulically Controlled Stream using a Surface Water Source.


Haley Kodak (BIOS): Estimating ecotypic variation in the foundational plant species, Schoenoplectus amreicanus, for coastal management. 

Matthew Trentman (BIOS): Partitioning heterotrophic and autotrophic uptake of simple and complex phosphorus in ND-LEEF streams using a shading experiment. 

Shannon Speir (BIOS): Partitioning the uptake of dissolved inorganic nitrogen via assimilatory and dissimilatory processes in streams at ND-LEEF. 

Justin Greaves (CEEES): Transport of the fecal indicator marker crAssphage in flowing water. 

Junyeol Kim (CEEES): Stream Transport Behavior of Food-Grade Titanium Dioxide and Gold Nanoparticles in a Hydraulically Controlled, Model System. 

Kevin Roche (CEEES): DNA-labeled microspheres as novel tracers for identifying the physical controls on fine particle transport in streams.


Matthew Trentman (BIOS): Measuring uptake of organic and inorganic phosphorus using experimental streams. 

David Armitage (BIOS): A mechanistic investigation of floating aquatic plant community assembly. 

Whitney Conard and Katherine O'Reily (BIOS): Transfer of Microplastic Debris From Mussels to Prey Fish in the Great Lakes.

Martha Dee (BIOS): Floodplain denitrification potential under simulated flood conditions of varying intensity and duration.

Dohyoung Kim and Annette Trierweiler (BIOS): Capturing high resolution changes in stem water storage and growth in a temperate deciduous forest.

Junyeol Kim (CEEES)​​​​​​​: Stream Transport Behavior of Food-Grade Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in a Hydraulically Controlled.

Arial Shogren (BIOS)​​​​​​​: Using ND-LEEF to quantify dispersal and transport of GM proteins. 

Jake Zwart and Henri Chung (BIOS)​​​​​​​: Physical and chemical effects on lake tDOC mineralization and CO2 flux.


Whitney Conard and Katherine O'Reily (BIOS): Investigating Microplastics Transfer Between Great Lakes Aquatic Invaders, Dreissenid Mussels and Round Gobies. 

David Armitage (BIOS): Construction of vernal pools as a resource for eco-evolutionary research at ND-LEEF. 

Matthew Trentman (BIOS)​​​​​​​: Developing methods for partitioning the role of biotic and abiotic phosphorus cycling in streams. 

Salvatore Curasi and Bethany Blakely (BIOS): Using low cost open source temperature sensors to investigate the effects of vegetation type on snow depth and redistribution at ND-LEEF. 


Brittany Hanrahan (BIOS): Validating a novel method to quantify the influence of heterotrophic microbial biofilms on stream ecosystem function at ND-LEEF. 

Arial Shogren (BIOS): Using ND-LEEF to quantify dispersal and transport of eDNA. 


Alexander Reisinger (BIOS): The roles of pH and cation concentration in apparent phosphate inhibition of stream biofilms and II: A new approach for assessing the effects of climate change on biofilm nutrient limitation. 

Antoine Aubeneau (CEEES): Quantifying the influence of substrate heterogeneity on biofilm-mediated nutrient retention and anomalous transport patterns using experimental watersheds at ND-LEEF.