Nick Schulte

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Nick Schulte

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Graduate Ph.D Student

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Nick, a PhD student with Dr. Diane McKnight, is investigating (1) ways to improve the use of algae in water quality monitoring and assessment in streams and (2) the processes underlying microbial diversity in aquatic systems. Nick is researching algal species distributions along environmental and urbanization gradients in U.S. streams; molecular methods for identifying algal (specifically diatom) taxa; and wind dispersal of algae in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Nick’s research is applied within the context of improving algae-based ecological assessment of streams.

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