Krista Slemmons

Krista Slemmons, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: TNR 445
Phone: (715) 346-2453
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Email: krista.slemmons@uwsp.edu
Paleoecology Website: paleodiatom.com

Education

Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Science – University of Maine (2013)
M.S., Environmental Science and Conservation Biology – Miami University (2007)
M.Ed., Science Education – Wright State University (2000)
B.S., Biology and Chemistry - Dension University (1994)


Courses

Biol 100  Biological Principles and the Human Environment
Biol 490: Paleoecology
Biol 490: Global Change and Freshwater Systems
Biol 490: Ecology and Natural History of Water
Bied 400  Seminar:  Student Interns/Teachers
Bied 398/498 Student Teaching

Research Areas

I am a paleoecologist and limnologist combining historical diatom community data with current field observations and modern ecological experimentation to understand drivers of aquatic community change. Particularly I examine how changes in the mass balance of glaciers in arctic and alpine areas alter phytoplankton communities over the Holocene. I am also interested in inquiry-based science teaching strategies as well as STEM diversity. 


Grants, Awards, Fellowships

2017
2017
2017


2016
2016
2015

2015
2015
2014
2013
2010, 2012
Excellence in Scholarship Department Award
Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning, Online Course Development Grant, ($3,000)
Educating a Workforce for Aquaculture Industry: Matching Skill Needs of the Aquaculture Industry with US Career and Technical Education, co-principle investigators: Helal, Evans, Pattillo, and Hartleb (UW-Stevens Point), ($188,036)
Undergraduate Education Initiative, Fall, UWSP ($3,590)
Undergraduate Education Initiative, Summer, UWSP ($6,180)
Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development ($4,000)
Research and Creative Activities Grant, UWSP ($7,492)
Undergraduate Enhancement Initiative, UWSP ($4,595)
Undergraduate Enhancement Initiative, UWSP ($4,526)
UPDC New Faculty grant, UWSP ($4,912)
Dan and Betty Churchill Exploration Fund ($4,600)
2011-12 National Park Service, George Melendez Wright Fellowship ($12,372)
2011-12 Correll Fellowship ($27,000)
2010 Chase Distinguished Researcher ($14,000)
2010 Best presentation, American Association of Limnology and Oceanography Annual Meeting Santa Fe, NM
2000 Women in Science Fellowship ($10,000)Kappa Delta Pi International honor society in education

 

Publications

​2017​Slemmons KE, Anyanwu K, Hames J, Graski D, Mlsna J, Cook P (2017, under review) The Impact of Video Length on Learning in a Middle Level Flipped Science Setting. Journal of Science Education and Technology (under review).
​2017​Slemmons KE, Rodgers ML*, Stone JR, Saros JE (2017) Nitrogen subsidies in glacial meltwaters have altered planktonic diatom communities in lakes of the US Rocky Mountains for at least a century. Hydrobiologia Special Issue 800: 129-144.
​2017​Ballen CJ, Blum JE, Brownell S, Herbert S, Hewlett J, Klein JR, McDonald EA, Monti DL, Nold SC, Slemmons KE, Soneral PAG, Cotner S (2017) Course-based undergraduate research experiences for nonmajors. Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education, doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-12-0352.
​2016​Slemmons KE, Medford A, Hall B, Stone JR, McGowan S, Lowell T, Kelly M, and Saros, J (2016) Changes in glacial meltwater alter algal communities in lakes of Scoresby Sund, Renland, East Greenland throughout the Holocene Abrupt reorganizations began 1000 years before present. The Holocene:  DOI: 10.1177/0959683616678468.
2016
Slemmons KE and Saros JE (2016) Effects of glacier meltwater on the algal sedimentary record of an alpine lake in the central US Rocky Mountains. Mountain Views Chronicle Brevia 10(1).
2015
Slemmons KE, Saros JE, Stone JR, McGowan S, Hess CT, Cahl D (2015) Effects of glacier meltwater on the algal sedimentary record of an alpine lake in the central U.S. Rocky Mountains throughout the late Holocene. Journal of Paleolimnology.  53(4) 385-399, doi: 10.1007/s10933-015-9829-3.
2013 Slemmons KE, Saros JE and Simon K. The influence of glacial meltwater on alpine aquatic ecosystems: a review.  Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts (2013) DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00243H.
2012
Slemmons KE and Saros JE (2012) Implications of nitrogen-rich glacial meltwater for phytoplankton diversity and productivity in alpine lakes. Limnology and Oceanography. 57(6):1651-1663.
2012
Saros JE, Stone JR, Pederson GT, Slemmons KE, Spanbauer T, Schliep A, Cahl D, Williamson CE, and Engstrom DR (2012) Merging neo- and paleoecological approaches to decipher the response of lakes to climate change over the last millennium. Ecology. 93: 2155-2164.


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