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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

David Gudex-Cross kayaking on lake


David Gudex-Cross Improves Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring Vermont’s Forest Health

David Gudex-Cross is a third-year PhD student in the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. Working with Dr. Jennifer Pontius, Research Assistant Professor in the School and Cooperating Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, he has spent much of the past two years, in his words, “chasing the ...

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Joe Taft in kayak on river


Joe Taft Interns with VT Agency of Natural Resources Managing Aquatic Invasive Species

During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to intern with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Lakes and Ponds Division. While interning, I worked with three state employees managing aquatic invasive species at numerous lakes, ponds, and wetland sites across Vermont. Daily tasks included water sampling, plant surveys, ...

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Brendan O'Brien


Rubenstein School Grad Student Receives Award from UVM & Casella Resource Solutions Partnership

This fall, Brendan O’Brien, MS student in UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, began a three-semester internship supported by a $15,000 award from Casella Resource Solutions to conduct his research on soil amendment products produced through organics recycling strategies. His work is well-timed with ...

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Dan Kopin


Dan Kopin Interns with UVM Energy Researchers

In the fall of 2015, I worked as a research assistant on the UVM Off-Campus Energy Study. The study, run by Rubenstein School Ph.D. candidates Dan Fredman and Elizabeth Palchak, examines how monetary incentives and real-time feedback influence electricity customer behavior. I contributed to the study in three ways: assisting in ...

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