Kristine Brenneman

Photo Kristine Brenneman


Wastewater Utilization Program Director


  • B.S. Biology, 1982, Arizona State University
  • M.S. Biology ( Microbiology / Entomology) 1989, Northern Arizona University
  • Ph.D. Biology (Microbiology / Water Quality), 1993, Northern Arizona University
  • Post Ph.D. Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Microbial ecology of ground water from the Nevada Test Site, Mercury, Nevada.

Courses taught at HSU

  • FISH 320/320L  Limnology, Lecture and Lab
  • FISH 443  Problems in Water Pollution Biology
  • FISH 525  Wastewater Ecosystems Analysis and Reuse

Current Research Interests

  • Water Quality of Lakes and Urban Streams
  • Wastewater Treatment and Management
  • Wastewater Aquaculture (salmonids)

Recent HSU MS Theses

  • Simpson, Nicholas P.  2008.  The potential impact on mosquito larvae by threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) in four constructed wetlands.

  • Kreye, Melissa.  2008.  Metal accumulation in gill epithelium and liver tissue in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reared in reclaimed wastewater.

Selected Publications

  • Annual Report (about 250 pp), Arcata Wastewater, Wastewater Utilization (1995-Present)

  • Wiley, P.E., K.J, Brenneman, and A.E. Jacobson.  2008.  Wastewater algae as an energy feedstock: Algal characteristics and improved harvesting efficiency using suspended air flotation. Water Environment Research, In Press.