Emily Whalen

Emily Whalen, NRESS Ph.D.

Research Topic
Global Change Effects on Soil Microbial Communities and Carbon Storage

Previous Awards and Activities

  • Best Student Poster Presentation, Northeastern Ecosystems Research Cooperative Meeting, 2017
  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 2016
  • Ruth E. Farrington Fund Travel Award, University of New Hampshire, 2016
  • Graduate School Travel Grant, University of New Hampshire, 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2014
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Vermont (Declined), 2014
  • Vermont Scholars Award, University of Vermont, 2010

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey, S.D. Manganese Limitation of Litter-decay Enzyme Activity Under Long-term Nitrogen Deposition. Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 2017. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey, S.D. Effect of Manganese Availability on Decomposition Under Simulated Nitrogen Deposition. University of New Hampshire Graduate Research Conference, Durham, NH, April 2017. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey, S.D. Effect of Manganese Availability on Decomposition Under Simulated Nitrogen Deposition. Northeastern Ecosystems Research Cooperative Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, March 2017. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey S.D. Effect of Manganese Limitation on Decay Capacity of Saprotrophic Fungi. MassMyco, Amherst, MA, September 2016. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey S.D. Effect of Manganese Limitation on Decay Capacity of Saprotrophic Fungi. International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Montreal, QC, Canada, August 2016. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Frey, S.D. Effect of Manganese Limitation on Decay Capacity of Saprotrophic Fungi. Mycological Society of America Meeting, Berkeley, CA, August 2016. Poster.
  • Whalen, E.D. & Adair, E.C. The Effects of Soil Warming and Freezing on Microbial Activity. Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium, Burlington, VT, March 2015. Poster.

Education

  • M.S. Candidate, Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, December 2017, Anticipated
  • B.S., Environmental Science, University of Vermont, 2014

Professional Positions

  • Teaching Assistant, Studio Soils, University of New Hampshire, 2017
  • Research Assistant, Soil Microbial Ecology Lab, University of New Hampshire, 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness, University of New Hampshire, 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Studio Soils, University of New Hampshire, 2015
  •  Lab Manager/Research Technician, Terrestrial Biogeochemistry Lab, University of Vermont, 2014-2015
  •  Research Technician, Northwest Extension Crops and Soils Lab, University of Vermont, 2014
  •  Intern, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colchester, VT, 2013-2014
  •  Research Technician, Soil Chemistry Lab, University of Vermont, 2012-2013