Dr. Lisa Kunza

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

Room 206
Mineral Industries Building
Phone: 605-394-2291
FAX: 605-394-6061
email: lisa.kunza@sdsmt.edu


Research Interests

Dr. Kunza's research expertise and interests are in aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, phycology, and outreach.

University Activities

Dr. Kunza is currently serving on the SDSM&T Steering Committee for Women in Science and Engineering and on the Council for Graduate Education. She was appointed to the Society for Freshwater Science Endowment committee from 2010-2012. She is also currently a member of the SFS Education and Diversity Committee.

Education and Background

Dr. Kunza received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Central Missouri, and her PhD in ecology from the University of Wyoming at Laramie.


Kunza, L.A. and R.O. Hall, Jr., 2013: Demographic and mutualistic responses of stream nitrogen fixers to nutrients. Freshwater Science, 32(3), 991-1004.

Kunza, L.A., 2012: Fluxes and controls of the contribution of N2-fixation to the nitrogen budget of WY streams. PhD Dissertation, University of Wyoming.

Ostrander, A.M., L.A. Kunza, and R.O. Hall, 2009: Is "Rocksnot" (Didymosphenia geminata) in Grand Teton National Park? Report for the UW-NPS research station and Grand Teton National Park.

Kunza, L.A., R.O. Hall, and L. Henry, 2005: Nitrogen fixation in streams in Jackson Hole, WY. Report for the UW-NPS research station and Grand Teton National Park.