Hayden HendersonEnvironmental Observing Systems Engineer
Hayden joins CIGLR as an Observing Systems Engineer supporting the Synthesis, Observations and Response System (SOAR) in both field and laboratory efforts. I earned my B.S. (‘16) and M.S (’19) in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University (MTU). When not shoveling snow, I was a research associate for the Ecosystem Process Laboratory at MTU’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). My graduate work included management of bioavailability experiments as they related to nuisance Cladaphora growth and dreissenid nutrient cycling, while my thesis focused on modeling ephemeral stratification, anoxia, and subsequent internal phosphorus loading in a Lake Michigan-influenced drowned river mouth. More recently – I worked with integrated observing systems and technologies for the Marine Engineering Lab at MTU’s GLRC, followed by living aboard and managing scientific survey operations on the U.S. EPA R/V Lake Guardian.
- M.S., Michigan Technological University, 2019
- B.S., Michigan Technological University, 2016
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
- Great Lakes Restoration
- North American Freshwater Research
- Limnology and Oceanography