Dr. Meghann Jarchow
Sustainability Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Dr. Jarchow's training is in sustainability and plant ecology. Her teaching interests are in sustainability broadly. She is currently teaching Sustainability & Society, Sustainability & Science, and the Sustainability Capstone. Her research interests include sustainability pedagogy in addition to prairie plant ecology. In terms of prairies, Dr. Jarchow is interested in how prairies can be reincorporated into agriculturally dominated landscapes, including using prairie biomass as a bioenergy feedstock.
Morgan is a research assistant pursuing a PhD in sustainability. Her research focuses on collecting data on social values regarding land use and ecosystem services in the Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB). This data will be mapped using ArcGIS software called SolVES or Social Values for Ecosystem Services to determine social values typologies in areas throughout the UMRB which experience high levels of land use change.
Eva's research focuses on two factors that define functional group identity, growth form and phenology. Growth form is separated into a grass and forb growth form, while phenology is separated into early or late season plants. Specifically she is examining the impact that the timing of haying (mowing with the removal of cut biomass) has on these two factors.
B.S. Student in Medical Biology
Dusan is a Medical Biology major. He is helping incorporate technology into the Sustainability Program through the University of South Dakota Technology Fellowship Program.
B.S. Student in Biology
Jasmine is a sophomore biology major in the conservation and biodiversity specialization. She is conducting research in collaboration with the Kerby and Wesner labs testing whether agricultural inputs affect pothole wetlands. Jasmine is especially looking at whether the vegetation differs among wetlands that receive minimal agricultural inputs, wetlands that receive surface water from row-crop agricultural land, and wetlands that receive surface water and tile-drainage water from row-crop agricultural land.
B.S. Student in Sustainabilty
Tanner is a junior sustainability major. He is conducting research on the COmparing Managed Prairie Systems (COMPS) experiment. Tanner’s independent research project is measuring whether there are differences in aboveground and belowground growth in prairie plants when grown with conspecifics or with species in other functional groups. He is also assisting with the COMPS field experiment.
Sustainable RIVER REU Student
Pamela is from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a Geography and Urban Studies Major and Africology and African American Studies Minor at Temple University. This summer, she is a participant in the 2018 Sustainable River REU conducting research on social values along the Upper Missouri Basin. She hopes to continue conducting research on communities and how they function.
Robert (Bob) Garner
Laboratory Storekeeper, Department of Biology
Senior Secretary, Department of Biology
Secretary, Department of Biology
M.S. Completed in 2014
Current PhD student at West Virginia University in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program.
M.S. Completed in 2015
B.S. Biology (Sustainability Minor) Completed in 2016
B.A. Sustainability and Anthropology Completed in 2016
U. Discover Scholar & Honors Thesis
B.A. Media and Journalism (Entrepreneurial Studies Minor) Completed in 2016
Sustainability Program Technology Fellow
B.S. Biology and Sustainability (Political Science Minor) Completed in 2018
U. Discover Scholar
B.S. Biology and Sustainability Completed in 2018
U. Discover Scholar & Honors Thesis
B.S. Sustainability (Biology and Chemistry Minors) Completed in 2018
B.S. Biology Completed in 2017
Sustainability Program Technology Fellow & Honors Thesis