Education

Ph.D. Geography, Boston University (Exp. May 2019)

Honors B.S. with Distinction, Chemistry & Environmental Science, University of Delaware (May 2014)

  • Magna cum laude
  • Geography minor
  • Honors thesis: Stemflow acid neutralization capacity in a deciduous forest: the role of edge effects. Advisor: Delphis Levia

Professional Experience

  • Spring 2015 - Current: Research Fellow, Boston University Dept. of Earth & Environment, Ecological Forecasting Lab, Boston, MA
  • Fall 2012 - Spring 2014: Undergraduate Research Assistant, UD Dept. of Geography Ecohydrology Group, Newark, DE.
  • Fall 2012 - Spring 2014: Writing Fellow, UD Honors Program, Newark, DE.
  • Fall 2011 - Spring 2014: Math and Chemistry Tutor, UD Office of Academic Enrichment, Newark, DE.
  • Summer 2011 - Corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Intern, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Summer 2006 - Research Assistant, National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Arctic Support and Logistics Program, Arctic Alaska.

Publications

  • 2016. Shiklomanov, A.N.; Dietze, M.C.; Viskari, T.; Townsend, P.A.; & Serbin, S.P. “Quantifying the influences of spectral resolution on uncertainty in leaf trait estimates through a Bayesian approach to RTM inversion”. Remote Sensing of Environment 183:226-238. Link.

  • 2015. Levia, D.F., Shiklomanov, A.N., Van Stan, J.T., Sheick, C.E., Inamdar, S.P., Mitchell, M.J., & McHale, P.J. “Calcium and aluminum cycling in a temperate broadleaved deciduous forest of the eastern USA: relative impacts of tree species, canopy state, and flux type.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187(7):4675. Link

  • 2014. Shiklomanov, A.N. & Levia, D.F. “Stemflow acid neutralization capacity in a broadleaved deciduous forest: The role of edge effects.” Environmental Pollution 193:45-53. Link

Conference & Workshop Presentations

  • INTERFACE Workshop on Frontiers in terrestrial climate feedbacks: Integrating models and experiments to explore climate feedbacks in a managed and warming world. Poster presentation: “Applications of spectral inversion to understanding vegetation functional trait relationships”. February 2016.

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Poster presentation: “Applications of spectral inversion to understanding vegetation functional trait relationships.” December 2015.

  • Keck Institute for Space Sciences (KISS) Workshop: Exploring New Multi-Instrument Approaches to Observing Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Carbon Cycle from Space.
    Poster presentation: “Quantifying the influences of spectral resolution on uncertainty in leaf trait estimates through a Bayesian approach to RTM inversion.” October 2015.

  • NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Conference. Poster presentation: “Chloroplasts to canopies: Analysis of leaf spectral trait variability across spatial scales.” April 2015.

  • North American Carbon Program (NACP) Fall Meeting. Poster presentation: “Characterization of uncertainties in leaf traits through a Bayesian inversion of the PROSPECT model.” January 2015.

Research Grants

  • Spring 2016: NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship: “Tracking successional dynamics of foliar traits using remote sensing”, $30,000
  • Spring 2015: Boston University Biogeoscience Student Award, $500
  • Winter 2014: Senior Thesis Winter Session Scholars Award, $600
  • Summer 2013: Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC) summer research grant: “Acid neutralization in a deciduous forest: The role of edge effects”, $3500
  • Spring 2013: University of Delaware undergraduate research program supply and expense grant, $700

Awards and Recognition

  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), (Spring 2016)
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), (Spring 2015)
  • Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science, University of Delaware (Spring 2014)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Delaware Chapter (Spring 2014)
  • Special Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Science, University of Delaware (Spring 2013)
  • University of Delaware Dean’s List (Fall 2010 - Spring 2014)
  • University of Delaware Governor’s Scholarship (Spring 2011 - Spring 2014)
  • University of Delaware Scholar - merit scholarship (Spring 2010 - Spring 2014)