Dr. Amber J. Ulseth
Department of Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University
- PhD - University of Wyoming
- MS - University of North Carolina Greensboro
- BS - University of Minnesota Duluth
- University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Postdoctoral researcher)
- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (Scientist)
Contact information: email: aju005 <at> shsu.edu, office: +1 936 294 4212
X (formerly Twitter) @RioFluss
The focus of Amber's research is on ecosystem ecology and biogeochemical cycling in freshwaters. Freshwater is one of society's most important resources; however, our sources of freshwater are threatened by a variety of anthropogenic activities from urbanization, eutrophication, and damming, which can all be confounded by climate change. In light of global change, it is key to understand how these stressors potentially alter ecosystem processes in order to predict and mitigate these threats to our freshwater ecosystems. Mainly, the research focus is to understand how streams and rivers transform, store and export carbon and nutrients. Amber is interested in the interaction of abiotic forcing, such as changes in hydrology, and biotic drivers (from microorganisms to people) on biogeochemical cycling in fluvial freshwaters.
Graduate Student (MS):
Max joined the lab in 2022 as a MS student and is co-advised by Dr. Aaron Lynne. Max graduated from SHSU in 2021 with a BS in Biology. For his MS thesis research, he is working on the diversity of the microbiome of Harmon Creek! Max also keeps busy teaching Ecology Labs.
Graduate Student (MS)
Hasara joined the lab in August 2023. She hails from Sri Lanka and is interested in sediment fluxes and ecosystem metabolism. Hasara also teaches General Biology Labs.
Sadé is an Environmental Science major at SHSU and joined the lab in Fall of 2022. She is interested in environmental justice and learning more about streams and rivers!