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Student Profiles

Courtney Giles and Peter Isles on floating platform in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay.


Missisquoi Bay’s Worst Algae Bloom Tied to Low Spring Snowmelt and Hot, Dry Summer Conditions

Several factors combined to drive the worst blue-green algae bloom in northeastern Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay in recent history. Scientists attribute these unsightly and toxin-producing blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, blooms to a changing climate and changing nutrient inputs from our intensifying land use practices. 

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Rubenstein School student Caitlin Drasher volunteers to help radio collar black bears in a study conducted by VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.


Wildlife Biology Major Caitlin Drasher Volunteers on Vermont Black Bear Study

Caitlin Drasher, undergraduate in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program, from Manchester, Vermont, tells about her exciting volunteer work with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife working up close with Vermont’s black bears. She is interning with Vermont Fish and Wildlife this summer and continues to assist with the ...

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Rubenstein School undergraduate student Jessica Mailhot will use funding from her Ian A. Worley Award to combine her passion as an environmental scientist with her talent as an artist to model and express songbird abilities to adapt to climate change.


ENVS Ian A. Worley Award Celebrates Students’ Creative Thinking

For the second academic year, the UVM Environmental Program has awarded undergraduates a grant award to follow their dreams and to actively pursue environmental change. The Ian A. Worley Award fosters and celebrates creative and innovative approaches in confronting current and future environmental challenges.

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Doctoral student Charlie Nicholson conducts research with blueberry farmers to understand how landscape factors influence pollinators such as native bees.


Grad Student Charlie Nicholson Receives $140K National Science Foundation Fellowship

Charlie Nicholson, a doctoral student in the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources garnered one of the top prizes available to graduate students this past March. One of three UVM students to earn a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) ...

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