Dr. Katie Hossler

hosslerWright State University, Assistant Professor
Past Lab Members

Katie’s research centers on biogeochemical cycling at the land-aquatic interface, particularly within wetlands and wetland soils. She aspires to answer fundamental questions about ecosystem function, as well as to provide solutions toward restoration of ecosystems. Her dissertation research focused on the development of nutrient cycles in created freshwater depressional wetlands and the role of arbuscular mycorrhizae within these same systems. Her master’s research compared carbon sequestration between created and natural wetlands. Currently, she is involved with two projects investigating the transport and modification of dissolved organic matter from terrestrial to riverine to marine systems.

Areas of Expertise
  • Wetland Biogeochemistry
  • Stream/River Biogeochemistry
  • Aquatic Food Web Ecology
  • B.S., Chemistry, 1996, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
  • M.S., Environmental Science, 2005, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, 2010, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Associate, Aquatic Biogeochemistry Laboratory (Jim Bauer), EEOB, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral Associate, Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (Mazeika Sullivan), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Currently Assisstant Professor, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.