Sabrina Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Programs: Biology, Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems

Phone: 419-783-2598

Email: sabrown@defiance.edu

Sabrina Brown

TEACHING INTERESTS

Environmental science, geoscience, paleoecology, surface processes, climate

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Ongoing environmental science research with DC students

PUBLICATIONS

Brown SR, Stone JR, McLennan D, Latimer J, Westover KS, 2020. Landscape-lake interactions in the Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming: A 350-year fire history reconstruction. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi: 10.1007/s10933-020-00126-0.

Brown SR, Baysinger A, Brown PM, Cheek JL, Diez JM, Gentry CM, Grant TA III, St. Jacques JM, Jordan DA, Leef ML, Rourke MK, Speer JH, Spradlin CE, Stevens JT, Stone JR, Van Winkle B, Zeibig-Kichas NE, 2020. Fire history across forest types in the southern Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming. Tree-Ring Research, doi: 10.3959/TRR2018-11.

Brown SR, Fritz SC, Morgan LA, Shanks WC III, 2019. Fossilized diatoms of siliceous hydrothermal deposits in Yellowstone National Park, USA. Diatom Research, doi: 10.1080/0269249X.2019.1698466.

Brown SR and Fritz SC, 2019. Eukaryotic Residents of Terrestrial Hydrothermal Systems. Extremophiles, doi: 10.1007/s00792-019-01101-y.

Spanbauer TL, Brown SR, Cartier R, Conley DJ, Fritz SC, Schiller CM, Theriot EC, Whitlock C, Zahajsk√°, 2018. Yellowstone Lake Coring Projects: Research with a History. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, doi: 10.1002/lob.10229.

PRESENTATIONS

Brown SR, Schiller CM, Fritz SF, Whitlock C, 2018. Ecological Impact of Postglacial Hydrothermal Explosion Events in Yellowstone National Park Inferred from Yellowstone Lake Sediments, Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Mtg. (Indianapolis), Oral Presentation.

Brown SR, Fritz SC, 2018. Diatom-Inferred High-Resolution Mid- to Late-Holocene Climate Variability from Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Washington), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Fritz SC, 2018. Mid- to Late-Holocene Regional Climate Inferred from Diatom Assemblages of Yellowstone Lake, Geol. Soc. Amer. North Central Section Meeting (Ames), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Fritz SC, Morgan LA, Shanks III WC, 2017. Diatom Assemblages of Siliceous Spires in Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, Geol. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting (Seattle), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Fritz SC, 2017. A Preliminary Investigation into Diatom Assemblage Response to Hydrothermal Explosion Events, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, North American Diatom Symposium (Gibraltar Island), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, 2017. Promoting Active Learning in Lecture Halls and Beyond, CIRTL at Nebraska Learning Communities Forum (Lincoln), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Stone JR, Speer JH, Westover KS, 2016. Fire and Ecological Impacts of Island Lake, Wyoming: A Multi-Proxy Approach, Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Mtg. (Denver), Oral Presentation.

Spendal N, Stone JR, Brown SR, 2016. A Short-Term Diatom-Inferred History of Beartooth Lake, Wyoming, Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Meeting (Denver), Poster Presentation.

Latimer J, Seitz S, Brown SR, 2016. Laboratory Activities and Field Study Examples for AP Environmental Science Courses, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc. 45 th Annual Conference
(Indianapolis), Panel Discussion.

Brown SR, Onken S, Stone JR, 2016. Holocene Fire History Reconstruction of Lily Lake, Wyoming, Geol. Soc. Amer. North Central Sectional Meeting (Champaign), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Stone JR, and Speer JH, 2015. Diatom-Inferred Stratification and Fire History Reconstruction of Island Lake, Wyoming, Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Meeting (Baltimore), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Stone JR, Speer JH, McCune AD, 2015. Diatom-Inferred Stratification and Fire History of Island Lake, Wyoming, 6th International Limnogeology Congress (Reno), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Stone JR, Speer JH, McCune AD, 2015. Diatom-Inferred Stratification and Fire History of Island Lake, Wyoming, Geol. Soc. Amer. North Central Sectional Meeting (Madison), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Cheek JL, Grant TA, St. Jacques J, Jordan DA, Spradlin CE, Rourke MK, Grissino-Mayer HD, Brown PM, 2015. A Dendroecological Reconstruction of Wildfires for the Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming, from AD 1664 to Present, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Chicago), Poster Presentation.

McCune AD, Brown SR, Stone JR, 2014. Diatom-Inferred Stratification Patterns of Island Lake, Ind. St. Uni. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Poster Presentation.

Hixson JL, Stone JR, Brindle MD, Brown SR, 2013. Tracking eutrophication through a chain of lakes in agricultural Indiana, Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Mtg. (Denver), Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Stone JR, 2013, Diatom History of Dock Lake, Indiana, 10 th Annual IRC Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Poster Presentation.

Hixson JL, Stone JR, Brindle MD, Brown SR, 2013. Tracking eutrophication through a chain of lakes in agricultural Indiana, N. Amer. Diatom Symposium, Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Speer, JH, Pettit JL, 2013, Urban Wind Energy Production: Prediction of Energy Production by Taking Advantage of the Urban Landscape, National Council on Undergraduate Research (La Cross), Poster Presentation.

Flinner N, Lehman A, Creed A, Brown SR, Speer JH, 2013. Developing a New Rubric for Rating "SENCERized" Courses, Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility Washington D.C. Symposium, Poster Presentation.

Brown SR, Speer, JH, Pettit JL, 2012. Urban Wind Energy Production: Prediction of Energy Production by Taking Advantage of the Urban Landscape, Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility Washington D.C. Symposium, Poster Presentation.

AWARDS & HONORS

Outstanding Graduate Student
GSA Limnogeology Division Kerry Kelts Research Award
Great Plains Graduate Fellow
ISU College of Graduate and Professional Studies' Ethos Award
LacCore/CSDCO Visiting Graduate Student
Graduate Fellow of the North American Dendroecological Fieldweek

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2019)
M.S. in Earth & Quaternary Sciences, Indiana State University (2016)
B.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences, Indiana State University (2014)