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Meet Our Students - Corianne Tatariw

Corianne TatariwWhat year and semester did you begin EES graduate studies?
Spring 2012.

What degree are you pursuing?

Who are your academic advisors?
Dr. Jean Macrae and Dr. Kevin Simon

What prior degrees do you have?
M.S. in Biology, University of Alabama Environmental Science, Virginia Tech

Why did you choose to attend grad school at UMaine? Why did you choose EES?
I came to the University of Maine for the opportunity to work in the Bear Brook Watershed Manipulation.  I chose EES because it is interdisciplinary.

Briefly describe the research project you are working on.
I am working the Bear Brook Watershed Manipulation to study the effect of long term nitrogen and sulfur deposition on soil microbial communities and deposition-associated changes in microbial communities affect the way nutrients move through the environment.

What has been your favorite class at UMaine so far?
My favorite class was CIE 533 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry taught by Dr. Aria Amirbahman.

What has been your most rewarding research experience and why?
My most rewarding research experience at UMaine has been collaborating with faculty, postdocs, grad students, technicians, and undergraduates across multiple departments as part of an ecosystem-scale nutrient tracer study in Bear Brook. We’ve truly worked as a team, which is so important for research!

What advice do you have for prospective graduate students?
Nine times out of ten, you should not take criticism of your research personally.

Are you interested in mentoring undergraduates?


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