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

2020 QCNR Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2021

Quinney College of Natural Resources

2019 QCNR Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2020

Quinney College of Natural Resources

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 | Book Chapters

  • Brahney, J., (2021). Dust and Fog effects on Inland Waters: The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Academic Press, Elsevier *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

In-House 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 6900 - Graduate Special Topics, Spring 2022
            WATS 4510 - Aquatic Ecology Practicum I: Lab Methods, Fall 2021
            WATS 6500, 4500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters, Fall 2021
            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