Sarah Schmidt

Primary office:
Higuchi Hall


Advisor: James Thorp
Research Interests: River ecology, particularly algal
communities and ecosystem metabolism
 

 

Education:

  • Current Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology
  • B.S. in biology from Truman State University.

 

Recent Presentations:

  • Schmidt, S. J., F. J. deNoyelles, and J. H. Thorp. 2011. Examining the Kansas River Phytoplankton Community. Water and the Future of Kansas Conference, Topeka, KS, 30 September.
  • Schmidt, S. J. 2011. Putting Together the Prairie Potamoplankton Puzzle. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 23 August. Invited oral presentation.
  • Schmidt, S. J., B. S. Williams, and J. H. Thorp. 2011. Use of Small Format Aerial Photography to Detect Temporal Change in Dynamic Aquatic Habitats. Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Providence, Rhode Island, May. Poster presentation.
  • Schmidt, S. J., and J. H. Thorp. 2010. Influence of flow refuges on algal communities in a dynamic prairie river.  Joint meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the North American Benthological Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Schmidt, S., and J. Thorp. 2008. Analysis of primary Producers in a Dynamic Sandbed River. 56th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Salt Lake City, UT, May. Poster.
  • Schmidt, S., and J. Thorp. 2008. Ecoforecasting in a Sandbed River: Primary Producers and Ecosystem Metabolism. KS EPSCoR Ecological Forecasting Annual Symposium, Lawrence, KS, April. Poster.
  • Schmidt, S., and J. Thorp. 2008. Preliminary Analysis of Ecosystem Production in the Kansas River. 5th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS. *Invited poster presentation.
  • Schmidt, S., and J. Thorp. 2008. Preliminary Analysis of Ecosystem Production in the Kansas River. University of Kansas Graduate Student Research Competition, Lawrence, KS, March. Poster.
  • Schmidt, S. 2007. Effects of hydrogeomorphic change on ecosystem metabolism in the Kansas River; University of Kansas NHM and EEB Graduate Student Organization Retreat, Lawrence, KS, November. Poster.

Recent Awards:

  • NSF GK-12 Fellowship, Center for Science Education, University of Kansas, 2011-2012.
  • Ida H. Hyde Scholarship, Undergraduate Biology Program, University of Kansas, 2010.
  • Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Kansas, 2010.
  • Kansas Academy of Science, Student Research Grant, 2008.

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