Environmental Science, B.A. in French, Emory & Henry College (2013)
aquatic food webs, microbial biogeochemistry, and watershed management
Other Achievements, Honors, Awards
2014 EPAZ Scholar.
Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon and Pi Delta Phi National Honor Societies (2012),
as well as the National Collegiate Honors Council (2013).
Big-picture Career Goal
After completing my M.S.
degree at NAU, I hope to work in the field of water resource management and
environmental policy in Arizona.
Martin writes for the outdoor recreation website, Render the Adventure.
Stiles, Lyman M., Bier, Sara, Davis, E. (in review) Comparative river
restoration approaches: dam removal and monitoring. The
I have been involved in watershed management techniques and river restoration
research. Focusing on dam removal effects on ecosystems lead me to Fossil
Creek, AZ, where I was introduced to the Marks Lab at Northern Arizona
my MS thesis, I am studying food webs and fluxes of C and N in freshwater
ecosystems. Currently, I am working at Oak Creek, researching microbial
assimilation of nutrients from labeled leaves and the water column. This is in
preparation for a stable isotope probe (SIP) analysis at the Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory in California, where we will be using NanoSIMS technology
to look at aquatic microbial communities and their sources of C and N.