Greetings from the Chair's office in Delehanty Hall. I am glad to announce that I have now survived two years as the new department Chair. As always it has been a busy and productive year in the department. Details are in this newsletter and the faculty sections.
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Faculty Research & News Updates
Kasey Kathan, Lecturer, teaches Geology 055 Environmental Geology and Geology 001 Earth System Science while Stephen Wright is on sabbatical. Welcome Kasey!
Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Scroth
We welcome our newest faculty member . . .
Hello! I am a low temperature geochemist with interdisciplinary research interests spanning the crossroads of geology, chemistry, biology and hydrology. My research has focused on understanding the evolution of biogeochemical systems in New England, New York, Montana, and Alaska in the broad context of environmental change. The overarching aim of my research is to describe geochemical processes occurring at the earth’s surface with a general focus on nutrient and pollutant mobility and cycling on present day to glacial/interglacial time scales. Specifically, my goal is to understand how biogeochemical systems are affected by global or regional environmental change such as acid and metal pollution, deglaciation, shifting tree species distribution, evolving atmospheric composition, land use modification and changes in climate patterns. Since joining the faculty at UVM in July of 2012, I have become involved in a large interdisciplinary research project funded by NSF EPSCoR that aims to understand nutrient and algal bloom dynamics within the Lake Champlain Basin in the context of climate change and related adaptive management. read more