Montana State University

Priscu Research Group

Department of Land Resources
and Environmental Sciences

334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-3250
Fax: (406) 994-5863

Former Researchers

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Juliana D'Andrilli

Dr. Juliana D'Andrilli
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2012
Dissolved carbon and biological marker characterization in West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice cores

Dr. Heather Adams

Dr. Heather Adams
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2009-2011
Bacteria in lakes of the Barrow region in Northern Alaska and the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica

Dr. Steve Jepsen

Dr. Steve Jepsen
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006-2008
Chemical limitations on potential lithautotrophic life in permafrost of Mars

Dr. Jill Mikucki

Dr. Jill Mikucki
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2006-2007
Biogeochemistry of Blood Falls, an Antarctic subglacial ecosystem

Dr. Christine Foreman

Dr. Christine Foreman
Postdoctoral Researcher
2000-2004

Dr. Brent Christner

Dr. Brent Christner
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2002-2006
Vostok Ice Core, Subglacial Lake Vostok, MCM Dry Valley Lakes

Dr. Peter Lee

Dr. Peter Lee
Postdoctoral Researcher
1999-2001

  • Dr. Emily Roberts, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Christopher Fritsen, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Diane Brawner, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Patrick Neale, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Robert Spigel, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Kirk Lohman, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. N. Kangatharalingam, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Michael Lizotte, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Walter Dodds, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr. Robert Murry, Postdoctoral Researcher


Graduate Students

Marie Sabacka

Marie Sabacka
PhD. awarded in 2011
Microbial Diversity Across Landscape Units in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Trista Vick

Trista Vick
M.Sc. awarded in 2010
Bacterioplankton Dynamics in Stratified Lakes of the Taylor Valley, Antarctica during the Transition to Polar Night

Joel Moore

Joel Moore
M.Sc. awarded in 2006
Diversity, Productivity, and Physiology of Microorganisms in the Stream-Moat-Lake Transition of Lake Bonney, Antarctica

Jill Mikucki

Jill Mikucki
Ph.D. awarded in 2005
Microbial Ecology of an Antarctic Subglacial Environment

Scott Konley

Scott Konley
M.Sc. awarded in 2003
Linkages Between Soils and Lake Sediments Biogeochemistry: Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land Antarctica

Nicole Turisch

Nicole Turisch
M.Sc. awarded in 2002
Spatial and Temporal Variations of Phytopankton Populations in Lake Bonney, Antarctica.

  • Cristina Takacs. Ph.D. awarded in 1999. The Factors Affecting the Distribution and Dynamics of Bacterioplankton Biomass and Productivity in Taylor Valley Lakes, Antarctica.
  • Michael Briggs. M.Sc. 1994. Chemical and physical factors regulating blue-green algal abundance in a regulated reservoir; Colstrip, Montana.
  • Christopher Woolston. M.Sc. 1994. Nitrogen dynamics in Antarctic lake.
  • Katrin Schwarz. M.Sc. 1991. Phytoplankton responses to phytoplankton growth in a large pre-alpine lake: Lake Constance, West Germany.
  • Thomas Sharp. M.Sc. 1993. Temporal and spatial variation of light, nutrients and phyto-plankton production in Lake Bonney, Antarctica, Antarctica.
  • Thomas Miller. M.Sc. 1991. Influence of inorganic and organic nutrient enrichment on blue-green algal activity and relative biomass in a eutrophic southwest Montana reservoir.
  • Lizhu Wang. Ph.D. 1992. Control of bacterioplankton activity in a eutrophic lake emphasizing relationships among bacteria, cyanobacteria and nutrients.
  • Robert T. Angelo. Ph.D. 1989. Hydrogen ion concentration and microbial activity in aquatic alpine systems.


Technical Staff

Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards
WISSARD Project Manager
2010-2013

Rob VanTreese

Rob VanTreese
Research Associate/Analytical Technician
2006-2011

Craig Wolf

Craig Wolf
Research Associate/LTER Field Team Leader
1996-2002

Nicholas Andrew

Nicholas Andrew
LTER Analytical Technician
2005-2006

Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards
Research Associate/LTER Field Team Leader
1993-1997