Person Name

Andy Wickert
McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2014 University of Colorado Boulder
S.B. 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phil Larson
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Director of Earth Science Programs and co-director of the EARTH Systems Lab

Graduate Faculty, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Ph.D. 2013 Arizona State University
M.A. 2011 Arizona State University

B.S 2008 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire











Graduate Students

Person Name


Kerry Callaghan
Ph.D. Candidate
B.S. 2011 University of Praetoria

M.S. 2014 Stellenbosch University

Glacial-stage hydrology, terrestrial water storage, surface-water computation


Person Name


Jabari Jones
Ph.D. Candidate

M.S. 2018 Utah State University
B.A. 2015 Carleton College

Geomorphic response to climate and land-use change


Person Name


Max van Wyk de Vries
Ph.D. Candidate (co-advised with Emi Ito)

B.Sc. 2018 University of Edinburgh

Deglaciation, isostatic adjustment, and paleolimnology in southern Patagonia



Shanti Penprase
Ph.D. Student
B.A. 2016 Carleton College

Glacial, fluvial, and tectonic geomorphology; Quaternary geochronology



Leah Nelson
M.S. Student (co-advised with primary advisor G.-H. Crystal Ng)
B.A. 2015 Carleton College

Tropical glaciers and water resources



Bobby Schulz
M.S. Student (co-advised with primary advisor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos)
B.S. 2017 University of Minnesota

Environmental Instrumentation



Nilay Iscen
Ph.D. Student (arriving Fall 2020)
M.S. 2018 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. 2015 Middle East Technical University
B.S. 2011 Middle East Technical University

Fluvial geomorphology

















































Undergraduate Students


Evan Grove
B.S. Student (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Environmental Instrumentation






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Visiting Scientists

Person Name

Andrea Prichard

Visiting Research Scientist
2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar, Panamá
M.S. 2012 Universidad Mayor de San Simón
M.A. 2011 University of Arizona
B.A. 2004 Oberlin College

GIS and water resources









Former group members

Person Name


Sara Savi
Visiting postdoctoral research scientist from the Universität Potsdam

Alluvial fans and tributary interactions at SAFL

Now: Postdoctoral researcher at the Universität Potsdam


Person Name


Steffi Tofelde
Visiting doctoral student from the Universität Potsdam

Fluvial terrace formation at SAFL

Now: Lecturer at the Universität Potsdam


Person Name


Libby Witte
Undergraduate student researcher, 2016-2017

Experimental fluvial geomorphology

Now: AmeriCorps


Person Name


Keenen Francois-King
Undergraduate student researcher, 2017

GPS to measure snow-water equivalent



Lauren Michael
michaell@carleton (dot) edu
Visiting undergraduate researcher from Carleton College, 2017

Global paleolakes



Fiona Clubb
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. 2017 University of Edinburgh
B.Sc. 2013 University of Edinburgh

River-terrace analysis in the upper Mississippi valley

Now: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University



Ethan Kurak
Undergraduate student researcher, 2016-2018

River terraces

Now: M.S. Student, Lehigh University



Olivia Beaulieu
M.S. 2018 University of Minnesota
B.S. 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fluvial geomorphology

Now: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England Divsion



Chad Sandell
Lab engineer
B.S. 2007 University of Minnesota

Maker of many things

Now: Design Engineer, Ironwood Electronics



Rachel McLaughlin
M.S. 2017 University of Minnesota (co-advised; primary advisor is Crystal Ng)
B.S. 2012 Macalester College

Hydrology and water resources on Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador

Now: Staff Hydrogeologist - PES Environmental, Inc.



Shane Loeffler
M.S. 2018 University of Minnesota (co-advised; primary advisor is Amy Myrbo)
B.S. 2015 University of Minnesota Duluth

Flyover Country

Now: Cartographer and Web Developer, Polar Geospatial Center


Beth Fisher



Beth Fisher
Friendly Neighborhood Scientist

Ph.D. 2016 University of Minnesota
B.S. 1999 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Iron mineral chemistry and open-source monitoring for phosphorous removal in stormwater

Now: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Geology, Minnesota State University, Mankato