Dr. Amber J. Ulseth


Assistant Professor

email:  aju005@shsu.edu

phone:  +1 936-294-4212

office: Life Sciences Building (LSB) 400K, lab: LSB 480

BS in Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth

MS in Biology, University of North Carolina Greensboro

PhD in Ecology, University of Wyoming

Post-doctoral Training:  University of Vienna (Austria) & Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


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Please see the Stream & Biogeochemistry Lab website for more information and student opportunities within the lab.  


Freshwater is one of society's most important resources; however, our sources of freshwater are threatened by a variety of anthropogenic activities from urbanization, eutrophication, and damming, which can all be confounded by climate change. In light of global change, therefore, it is key to understand how these stressors potentially alter ecosystem processes in order to predict and mitigate these threats to our freshwater ecosystems. The research focus of the Stream and River Biogeochemistry Lab at SHSU seeks to understand how streams and rivers transform, store and export carbon and nutrients. We are interested in the interaction of abiotic forcing, such as changes in hydrology, and biotic drivers (from microorganisms to people) on biogeochemical cycling in fluvial freshwaters. 

Courses taught at SHSU:

Environmental Science



Stream Ecology