3004 Bowman-Oddy Laboratories
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Department Info:

University of Toledo
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
2801 Bancroft Street,
Mail Stop 604
Toledo, OH 43606
Tel: (419) 530-2009
Fax: (419) 530-4421

Current Students

Graduate Students:

Graduate Students at Hocking Hills State Park


Tiffany Gentner, M.S. Geology

Research area: Impacts of climate change on runoff related to best management practices


Dustin Dehm M.S. Geology

Research Area: Use of UAVs in environmental Sciences

Past Graduate Students

Michael Cline: M.S. Geology, Summer 2016

Thesis: Analysis of Coincident HICO and Airborne Hyperspectral Images Over Lake Erie Western Basin HABs

Oyang Zutao: Ph.D. Ecology

Research Area: Climate, wetlands and carbon flux upscaling C.V.


Xinwei Zhang: M.S. Geology, Summer 2016


Joseph Fugate: M.S. Geology, Fall, 2014

Thesis: Measurements of land subsidence rates on the northwestern portion of the Nile Delta using radar interferometry techniques

Kyle Siemer: M.S. Geology, Summer 2013

Research Area: Monitoring Mine Subsidence in Ohio using Radar Interferometry

Kyle Siemer

Currently an intern at Roth Exploration Geoservices


Kirk Zmijewski - M.S. Geology, May 2013; B.S. Environmental Sciences, May 2011

Research Area: Modeling land use and climate effects on sediment runoff in the Maumee River, NW Ohio; Detecting Invasive Buckthorn in the Oak Openings Region;Using GRACE and Landsat imagery to assess water balance change due to anthropogenic modification and climate change in the Aral Sea region

Thesis: Connecting the dots: Remote sensing of Glossy and Common Buckthorn (Frangula alnus and Rhamnus cathartica) in the Oak Openings Region of Northwest Ohio

Kirk Zmijewski

Currently a Data Scientist at TellusLabs

Janet Traub - M.S. Geology, December 2012

Thesis: Patterns in the variation of CDOM spectral slopes in the Western Lake Erie Basin

Research Area: Extracting Cyanobacterial concentrations from satellite data: C.V.

Photo - Janet Traub

Currently an intern at MTRI

James Fisher - M.S. Geology, December, 2009

Thesis: Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Evapotranspiritive Cover Using an Integrated Hydrologic Model

Currently a geologist at Flynn Environmental, North Canton, OH

Past Undergraduate Students:

Kaydian Quintero - Summer REU from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
David Ortiz - Summer REU

Sophia Chelpon- Summer REU 
Alyssa Corbeil - B.S. Environmental Sciences
Jaqueline Page - B.S. Geology

John Sanders - B.S. Geophysics

Kyle Winfield - B.S. Geology

Luke Cousino - B.S. Geology

Research Project: Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Water, Sediment, and Nutrient Yields from the Maumee River Watershed

Wade Shaver - B.S. Environmental Sciences - Spring 2011

Research Project: Evaluating environmental factors of wetland resilience to climate change with remote sensing techniques, Prairie Pothole Region, Kidder County ND

Photo - Wade Shaver


Brendan Poffenbaugh - B.S. Geology, Spring 2011

B.S. Honors Thesis: Exploring climate effects on the Blue Nile River, Africa

hot - Brendan

Currently Employed at Moody and Associates

Colleen Nagel - B.S. Environmental Sciences, Spring 2012

Research Project: Analysis of Sediment concentrations in the Maumee River from remote sensing data

Photo - Colleen

Currently employed at Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Future Students

I am always willing to talk to perspective M.S. students. If you are interesting in pursuing any of the research topics listed, please contact me at: