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Meet Rubenstein People

From studying sea turtle nesting in Trinidad to studying the natural history of Vermont, Rubenstein people are active in the field and in the classroom. Get to know us.

Student Profiles

Rhianna Sommers works with Blue 53, a tagged black bear at Yosemite National Park.

02-11-2014

Rhianna Sommers Helps Manage Black Bears at Yosemite National Park

Last summer, I was able to fulfill a childhood dream by working for Yosemite National Park’s Branch of Wildlife Management. Specifically, I helped to protect the park’s black bears by using negative conditioning to keep them out of developed areas and away from humans and human food. Ultimately, the goal was simple: keep bears ...

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Christopher Clement, doctoral student in the Rubenstein School

02-11-2014

Christopher Clement Examines Vermont's Transition to Renewable Energy

One of the most important dilemmas confronting the developed world this century is determining how to adapt our current energy infrastructure system to meet the demands of modern civilization. The energy infrastructure that enabled the unprecedented economic development of the past 75 years is increasingly ill-suited to cope with ...

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Sam Gersie interned at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest for summer 2013.

12-16-2013

Sam Gersie Learns to Conduct Professional Research at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

This past summer I participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Hubbard Brook became known worldwide in the 1960s for conducting experiments about the nutrient budgets of watersheds. Hubbard Brook was also the first place in North America where acid rain was discovered. ...

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Clare Crosby is a master's student in Ecological Planning.

12-16-2013

Clare Crosby Helps Vermont Nonprofits Re-think Approach to Invasive Plant Management

A conservation organization can protect a natural area from logging or development, but invasive plants routinely hop fences and scoff at legislation. That is why I am helping The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) rethink their approach to managing invasives in and around natural areas. By analyzing ...

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