New Year Brings New Faculty

Jason Stockwell, director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory (Photo: Sally McCay)

August 31st, 2011
It's been a rocky start to the new academic year in Vermont, but nevertheless, a new semester has begun. This week, incoming students attend their first college classes and get to know their way around a new campus. Joining them in acclimating to a new home are more than 30 faculty hires. UVM Today connected with some of them to learn more about their background, their interests and what brought them to Vermont.
Jason Stockwell, associate professor of aquatic ecology and director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory
Training: Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Toronto
Recent experience: Research scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Research interests: The impact of environmental change on aquatic food web structure and resultant ecosystem properties
Outside interests: "Chocolate, fishing, and gardening," he says, as well as "playing" mandolin, though he's clear he wants "playing" put in quotation marks.
Quirky personal fact: "I used to train dogs for protection work," he says.
Why he chose UVM: "The emphasis on the importance of interdisciplinary work to connect Lake Champlain with the watershed and the communities," he says, "and the quality of life."

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