Janice Brahney

College of Natural Resources

Watershed Sciences


Janice Brahney

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 350
Phone: 435-797-4479
Email: janice.brahney@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Geosciences, (Biogeochemistry), University of Colofado, 2012
The influence of anthropogenic dust emissions on precipitation chemistry and lake biogeochemistry
MS, Earth Science, (Paleolimnology/Quaternary Geoscience), Simon Fraser University, 2007
Paleolimnology of Kluane Lake
BS, Environmental Sciences, (Geology), Simon Fraser University, 2004
The influence of a decline in salmon escapement on the productivity and trophic structure of Long Lake, Smith Inlet, British Columbia

Biography

Janice received her doctorate in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado. She holds an MSc in Earth Science and a BSc in Environmental Science, with a minor in Geology, from Simon Fraser University, B.C.

Teaching Interests

Limnology, Biogeochemistry, Paleoecology

Research Interests

The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleolimnology Laboratory sees watersheds as integrated systems linking climatology, hydrology, geology, and ecology. Lakes and their watersheds are sensitive to their environment and respond over both short and long timescales, making them valuable indicators of environmental health and global change. Our research uses multi-disciplinary approaches to investigate environmental processes and change and can be broadly separated into three main research themes: 1. Anthropogenic controls on nutrient cycles 2. Climate impacts on freshwater ecosystems 3. Applications of geochemistry to aquatic ecology

Awards

Editor's Award for highly cited research, 2016

Aeolian Research

Editor's Choice Award, 2016

American Chemical Society

Elizabeth Sulzman Award, 2nd Place, 2014

Ecological Society of america

Mercer Patriarch 2010 Publication of the Year Award, 2011

American Fisheries Society

Educational Award, 2010

Association for Women in Science

Outstanding Student Award, 2010

Association of Women Geoscientists

Dr. Marion Elder Grant Award, Runner Up, 2010

Canadian Federation of University Women

Dr. Marion Elder Grant Award, Runner Up, 2009

Canadian Federation of University Women

Award in Earth Science, 2006

Petro-Canada


Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

AES Reports

    Research Reports

      Other Reports

        An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

        Publications | Other

        Bulletins

          Other

          • Brahney, J., (2007). PALEOLIMNOLOGY OF KLUANE LAKE. Simon Fraser University

          An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

          Teaching

          WATS 4110, 6110 - Biogeochemistry: Tracking Environmental Processes and Change, Fall 2020
          WATS 6110, 4110 - Biogeochemistry: Tracking Environmental Processes and Change, Fall 2020
          WATS 6500, 4500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters, Fall 2020
          WATS 4950 - Special Topics, Fall 2020
          WATS 6900 - Graduate Special Topics, Spring 2020
          WATS 6900 - Special Topics in Biogeochemistry, Spring 2020
          WATS 4510 - Aquatic Ecology Practicum, Fall 2019
          WATS 4500, 6500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters, Fall 2019
          WATS 4110, 6110 - Biogeochemistry: Tracking Environmental Processes and Change, Fall 2018
          WATS 4500, 6500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters, Fall 2018
          WATS 6900 - Graduate Special Topics, Spring 2018
          WATS 4110 6110 - Biogeochemistry, Fall 2017
          WATS 4950, 6900 - Graduate Special Topics, Fall 2017
          WATS 4500, 6500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters, Spring 2017
          WATS 6260 - Graduate Student Induction Course, Fall 2016

          Graduate Students Mentored

          Jiahao Wen, Watershed Sciences, August 2019
          Mark Devey, Watershed Sciences, August 2019
          Molly Blakowski, Watershed Sciences, August 2019
          Lindsay Capito, Watershed Sciences, September 2018
          Austin Bartos, Watershed Sciences, August 2018
          Jessica Scholz, Watershed Sciences, August 2017
          Desneiges Murray, Watershed Sciences, January 2018 - November 2019
          Niall Clancy, Watershed Sciences, January 2018 - November 2019
          Leighton King, Watershed Sciences, January 2018 - August 2019