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Janice Brahney

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College of Natural Resources

Watershed Sciences

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 350
DialPhone: 435-797-4479
SendEmail: 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 - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Brahney, J., Bos, D.G, Pellatt, M.G, Edwards, T.W, Routledge, R., (2006). The influence of nitrogen limitation on d15N and carbon: nitrogen ratios in sediments from sockeye salmon nursery lakes in British Columbia, Canada. Limnology and Oceanography, 51:5, 2333–2340.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

                AES Reports

                Research Reports

                Other Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  Bulletins

                  Other

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

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                Scheduled Teaching

                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