Research Team

Researchers (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities):

  • Prof. Crystal Ng (project lead) (Asst. Professor of Hydrology, Dept. of Earth Sciences;, 612-624-9243)
  • Dr. Mark Bellcourt (White Earth; Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Advisor for College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, President’s Emerging Scholars;, 612-625-3915)
  • Dr. Diana Dalbotten (Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory,, 612-624-4608)
  • Prof. Mae Davenport (Professor, Dept. of Forest Resources; Director of the Center for Changing Landscapes;, 612-624-2721)
  • Dr. Mike Dockry (Citizen Potawatomi Nation; Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service; Adjunct Asst. Professor, Dept. of Forest Resources; Affiliate Faculty Member, American Indian Studies Dept.;, 651-649-5163)
  • Prof. Daniel Larkin (Asst. Professor & Extension Specialist, Institute on the Environment Associate, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology;, 612-625-6350)
  • Dr. Amy Myrbo (Research Associate and Director of Outreach, Diversity, and Education, LacCore/CSDCO, Dept. of Earth Sciences;, 612-624-3329)
  • Prof. Cara Santelli (Asst. Professor of Geomicrobiology and Bioremediation, Institute on the Environment Associate, Dept. of Earth Sciences; BioTechnology Institute;, 617-624-9760)


Student and Postdoctoral Team Members (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities):

  • McKaylee Duquain (MS Candidate, Conservation Sciences, Menominee Nation),
  • Laura Matson (Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Changing Landscapes; PhD 2018, Dept. of Geography, Environment and Society; JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 2014),
  • Patrick O’Hara (MS Candidate, Dept. of Earth Sciences),
  • Josh Torgeson (PhD Candidate, Dept. of Earth Sciences),