Our geo-science and environmental science students hail from a wide range of institutions and disciplines. All are interested in scientific research and are participating in our study of biogeochemical processes in northern upland and wetland ecosystems.
Elizabeth City State University
Geology and Marine Environmental Science major
Hey, I'm Kristen Stilson and I come from the Outer Banks, NC. I am double majoring in Geology and Marine Environmental Science and minoring in GIS/Remote Sensing at Elizabeth City State University. My true love is geology even though I come from an island with no rocks! I hope to become a Marine Geologist and spend my days underwater cave diving or in the beach re-nourishment field.
My research is an observational study on three lakes in Abisko that I will never be able to pronounce, but I can spell Mellan Harrsjön, Inre Harrsjön and Villasjön. We are sampling the submerged aquatic vegetation in the lakes in hopes of identifying the different species and correlating them with methane fluxes. Not a lot research has been done on submerged vegetation of Scandinavia but hopefully other Arctic regions like Alaska can serve as a guide. Along with the vegetation we will be sampling dissolved oxygen, temperature, sediment size, percent organic matter etc. and mapping those using ArcGIS for future research.