Levi McKercher

Levi McKercher

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  • My Story
  • Background
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Contact Information

DegreeMaster of Science in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Hydrological Sciences
Address Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln NE
Advisor(s)Steve Comfort
Tiffany Messer


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My Story

Ever since I was a young boy swimming in South Dakota lakes and streams, I have been fascinated with freshwater quality. I interested in the monitoring and restoration of impaired field sites, both soils and fresh waterbodies. My current research project examines "An Integrated Biological and Chemical Approach to Remove Nutrients from Surface Water Ponds" which focuses on the use of a floating treatment wetland (FTW) and lanthanum to remove N and P from eutrophic waters. I found my love of field work while working for Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and as Lab Technician II. In my free time, I enjoy longboarding, biking, and hiking.



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Bachelor of ScienceWater Science with Specialization in Water Quality, Environmental Restoration Science with Specialization in Soil ScienceUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2019

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Water quality
  • Environmental restoration techniques
  • Soil and water contamination
  • Environmental chemistry