Arial Shogren

Arial Shogren


Assistant Professor


  • Postdoctoral Research, Michigan State University, 2021
  • PhD, Biology, The University of Notre Dame, 2018

Research Interests

Our lab’s goal is to understand the integrated “signals” that flowing waters carry as they move downstream. We use methods from stream ecology, biogeochemistry, and hydrology to address questions about the abiotic and biotic conditions that control how material is transported into and processed within freshwater networks. Research in the lab focuses on: (i) constraining the fate of materials in flowing waters, including micro-plastics, solutes and particulates, (ii) using distributed in situ sensors to identify emergent patterns of terrestrial-aquatic connectivity, and (iii) quantifying the effects of altered hydrologic regimes on water quality and ecosystem function. We work in a diverse array of systems that range from the coastal plains of the Southeast, to river networks draining permafrost landscapes in the Arctic.

Selected Publications

  • Abbott, B.W., Rocha, A., Shogren, A.J., Zarnetske, J.P., Iannucci, F., Bowden, W.B., Bratsman, S.P., Patch, L., Watts, R., Fulweber, R., Frei, R.J., Huebner, A.M., Ludwig, L., Carling, G. 2021. Tundra wildfire triggers long-term lateral nitrogen loss. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  • Shogren, A.J., Zarnetske, J.P., Abbott, B.W., Cairns, S., Duda, M.., Iannucci, F., Bowden, W.B. 2020. Seasonal and event-based concentration-discharge responses in Arctic watersheds. Limnology & Oceanography.
  • Kincaid, D.W., Beck, W., Brisbin, M. M., Farrell, K.J., Hondula, K. L., Larson, E. I, Shogren, A.J. 2020. How Wikipedia can help resolve information inequality in the aquatic sciences. Limnology & Oceanography Letters
  • Stachelek, J., Hondula, K., Kincaid, D., Shogren, A.J., Zwart, J. Ripples on the web: spreading lake information via Wikipedia. 2020. Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin
  • Shogren, A.J., Zarnetske, J.P., Abbott, B.W.,  Iannucci, F., Bowden, W.B. We cannot shrug off the shoulder seasons: Addressing knowledge and data baps in an Arctic headwater. 2020. In Press at Environmental Research Letters
  • Abernathy, E.F., Arismendi, I., Boegehold, A.G., Colon-Gaud, C., Cover, M.R., Larson, E.I., Moody, E., Penaluña, B.E., Shogren, A.J., Webster, A., Woller-Skar, M. Diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific societies: Progress and opportunities in the Society for Freshwater Science. 2020. Freshwater Science. 39(3). https://doi/abs/10.1086/709129
  • Shogren A.J., JL Tank, D Bolster, B.R. Hanrahan. Controls on particle retention in experimental streams. 2020. Freshwater Science. 39(1): 28-38.
  • Kim, J., Roche, K., Shogren, A.J., Sticha, J., Bolster, D., Doudrick, K. Transport of food and catalytic grade titanium dioxide nanoparticles in controlled field streams with varying streambed and biofilm conditions. Environmental Science: Nano. 6:3454.
  • Shogren, A.J., Zarnetske, J.P., Abbott, B.W., Iannucci, F., Frei, R., Griffin, N., Bowden, W.B. Revealing biogeochemical signatures of Arctic landscapes using river chemistry. 2019. Scientific Reports 9:12894.
  • Shogren, A.J., Tank, J.L., Riis, T., Egan, S., Bolster, D. 2019. Riverine distribution of eDNA reflects a balance among density, transport, and removal processes. 2019. Freshwater Biology. 64 (8): 1467-1479. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13319
  • Shogren, A.J., Tank, J.L., Rosi, E.J., Dee, M.D., Speir, S., Bolster, D., Egan, S.P. 2019. Transport and instream removal of the Cry1Ab protein from genetically engineered maize is mediated by biofilms in experimental streams. PLOS One. 14(5): e0216481
  • Hoellein, T.J., Shogren, A.J., Tank, J.L., Risteca, P., Kelly, J.J. Microplastic deposition velocity in streams follows patterns for naturally occurring allochthonous particles. 2019. Scientific Reports. 9: 3740..
  • Roche, K., Shogren, A.J., Aubeneau, A., Tank, J.L., Bolster, D. 2019. Modeling benthic vs. hyporheic nutrient uptake in unshaded streams with varying substrates. Journal of Geophysical Research. 124: 367-383.
  • Shogren, A.J., J.L. Tank, O. August, E.J Rosi, B.R. Hanrahan, M.A. Renshaw, C.A. Gantz, D. Bolster. 2018. Water velocity and biofilm control eDNA degradation in recirculating streams. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(15) pp. 8530-8537.
  • Hanrahan, B.R., Tank J.L., Shogren A.J., Rosi, E.J. 2018. Using the Raz-Rru method to examine the linkages between substrate, biofilm colonization, and stream metabolism in open-canopy systems. Freshwater Biology. 63: 1610-1624.
  • Shogren, A.J., Tank, J.L., Andruszkiewicz, E.A., Olds, B., Mahon, A.R., Jerde, C.L., Bolster, D. 2017. Controls on eDNA movement in streams: Transport, retention, and resuspension. Scientific Reports. 7(1): 5065.
  • Griffiths, N.A., Tank, J.L., Royer, T.V., Shogren, A.J., Frauendorf, T.C., Rosi, E.J., Whiles, M.R. 2017. Occurrence, degradation, and sorption of Cry1Ab protein from genetically-modified maize detritus in agricultural streams. Science of the Total Environment. 592: 97-105.
  • Jerde, C.L., Olds, B.P., Shogren, A.J., Andruszkiewicz, E.A., Mahon, A.R., Bolster, D., and Tank, J.L. 2016. Estimating the transport of vertebrate environmental DNA in lotic systems with variable substrate. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(16).
  • Shogren, A.J., Tank, J.L., Andruszkiewicz, E.A., Olds, B., Mahon, A.R., Jerde, C.L., Bolster. D. 2016. Modelling the transport of environmental DNA through a porous substrate using continuous flow-through column experiments. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 13(110): 20160290.