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Meet Graduate Researcher Walker Weir

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Weir 1Introducing Walker Blackburn Weir, a master's degree student in hydrogeology. At DRI, Weir is working with on a research project with Dr. Mark Hausner and Dr. Eric McDonald to study the influence of soil properties and environmental conditions on the detection of subsurface land mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Meet Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D.

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Moosmuller 6Learn about the work of Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D., research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV and senior director of DRI’s Wildland Fire Science Center. Hans specializes in the study of aerosols, which are tiny particles of solids or liquids that become suspended in the atmosphere and canimpact air quality, climate, and visibility (i.e., dust, wildfire smoke, smog). 

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Meet Casey Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Schmidt webLearn about the work of Casey Schmidt, Ph.D., an assistant research professor of biogeochemistry at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nev. He specializes in ecological engineering, which is a field of study that combines elements of engineering, ecology and design to help solve environmental problems. Casey holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in soil and water science from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington.


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Meet Mary Cablk, Ph.D.

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Cablk1 webLearn about the work of Mary E. Cablk, Ph.D., in this Q&A interview for DRI's new "Behind the Science" blog. Mary Cablk is an associate research professor of biology at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. She specializes in the broad category of “detection,” which includes the use of canines to sniff out targets such as human remains, wildlife, and contraband. 

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