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An image of a sailboat on Vermont's Lake Champlain at sunset. The visual appearance of Lake Champlain – specifically, how clean its water looks – has a major effect on the state economy, a new UVM study finds. The research was made possible with support from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Photo: Sally McCay.


Price of Beauty? For Lake Champlain, it’s $17 Million Per Meter

New UVM research puts a hefty price tag on Lake Champlain’s natural beauty.

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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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David Seekell on lake in Sweden


Alum David Seekell Expands Career with $2 Million Fellowship to Conduct Whole-Lake Experiments

As a postdoctoral associate at Umeå University in Sweden, Rubenstein School alum David Seekell (NR ’09) received a prestigious Wallenberg Fellowship in 2015 from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which invests in promising young researchers from all disciplines. Now an assistant professor of ecology at Umeå, he ...

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Rebecca Stern


Rebecca Stern Studies Adaptation of Tree Species to Environmental Change

Like many budding scientists, I was first inspired to pursue study in an environmental field by an exceptional high school teacher. Wanting to do the same for young learners, I entered the field of science education post-college, in which I taught in both formal and informal settings. Preparing students to face the challenges our ...

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