Montana Tech student Isaiah Robertson has been selected to receive a 2018 Montana Water Center $2,000 Graduate Research Fellowship for his proposal entitled, "Limitations to Photosynthesis in Silver Bow Creek.”
Robertson, from Sobieski, Wisconsin, is a graduate student majoring in Geochemistry. The proposal was submitted to The Montana Water Center, a Montana organization that aims to investigate and resolve water problems by fostering water-resource stewardship and sponsoring statewide water-related research (http://www.montanawatercenter.org/). The Montana Water Center Graduate Student Research Fellowship is granted to assist Montana graduate students doing research related to Montana’s water resources.
Robertson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Water Resources. At Montana Tech, he is an active member of the Laboratory Exploring Geobiochemical Engineering and Natural Dynamics (LEGEND) in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry. Robertson’s research interests include biological dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, nutrient cycling, causes and limitations to eutrophication, and botany. The funds form this grant will assist with research for Robertson’s master’s thesis.