Dr. Trisha Atwood is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University & is a National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Early Career Fellow
Current Graduate Students
SUSAN WASHKO (MSc) At USU, Susan studied the effects of beavers on stream macroinvertebrates and fish communities.
SHALEY VALENTINE (MSc) Shaley's research focused on global extinction risk of species based on trophic level and diet.
JOSH EPPERLY (MSc) Josh studied the effects of river flow on aquatic communities and ecosystem functioning in Diamond Fork River/Sixth Water Creek
MAYA PENDLETON (MSc) At USU, Maya studied ecosystem services and functions of wetlands on the Great Salt Lake.
Contact: mayapendleton (at)mail.weber.edu
SAM SEDGWICK Sam is from Rescue, California and came to USU because of its awesome Natural Resources program. Sam identifies macroinvertebrates in the Global Change Lab and loves his job because he gets to do research on something that will make a difference in the world. Sam plans to become a hydrologist with a Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems degree and return to California to hopefully help solve the water crisis there. In his free time, Sam loves to hike, camp and fish and definitely looks forward to some field work.
DYLAN ANDERSON is an undergraduate at Utah State University studying Conservation and Restoration Ecology. He worked with Dr. David Rosenberg as a Bear River Fellow, is a Quinney Scholar in the College of Natural Resources, an Honors student, and volunteered with the USFS on a mountain pine beetle research project in the Great Basin. Dylan was born in Ogden, Utah and from a young age found a passion for immersing himself in the grandeur and majesty of the outdoors. He is an avid backcountry skier, trail runner, and climber and finds himself no more at home than in the ramparts of the high alpine. He seeks to accumulate a variety of knowledge in landscape and watershed restoration. He hopes he can apply those skills and understanding with his passion of recreation to educate and help connect the average citizen with nature and the risks it faces. At the Aquatic Ecology and Global Change Lab, he helps measure and analyze components of ecosystem functioning in rivers, such as leaf decomposition and chlorophyll a standing stock. Dylan is very grateful for his opportunity to explore the field of restoration ecology on the Diamond Fork River Project. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
BRYCE BOLLINGER Bryce is an undergraduate currently studying conservation ecology and is specifically interested in aquatic ecosystems. In the Aquatic Ecology and Global Change Lab, Bryce identifies and sorts macroinvertebrates. Bryce is from Cottonwood Heights Utah. Living close to the mouth of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons for most of his life, Bryce has always been involved with nature. Bryce loves fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, climbing, river rafting, skiing, and almost anything else that involves the great outdoors.
AUDREE VAN VALKENBURG Audree is an undergraduate studying Fisheries and Aquatic Science at USU. She is a Quinney Scholar in the College of Natural Resources. She recently worked with Trisha at Heron Island, Australia to study fish foraging habits on patch reefs. She is now assessing video footage taken during this project. She is passionate about understanding and protecting aquatic natural resources.