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Jacqueline Gerson

Assistant professor, Michigan State University

I am an assistant professor in earth and environmental sciences at Michigan State University. I earned a PhD in ecology at Duke University and a Master's in environmental engineering science at Syracuse University.

I study how anthropogenic activities have altered the cycling of nutrients and contaminants through watersheds, with a focus on linked biogeochemical cycles within socioenvironmental systems. I examine the fate, transport, and transformation of these elements and compounds within and between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. I also evaluate the implications this has for the people and animals that live in these landscapes.


  • 2023–present
    Assistant professor, Michigan State University


  • 2021 
    Duke University, PhD
  • 2016 
    Syracuse University, MS