University of Vermont

Professional News: Nov. 13, 2013

Publications and Presentations

Research on Adaptation to Climate Change researchers Beverley Wemple, associate professor of geography, and Jason Stockwell, director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, recently traveled to Bahía Blanca, Argentina, to attend the annual All-Hands Meeting of the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). GLEON is a grassroots framework for scientists around the world to share data and collaboratively conduct innovative science using high-frequency sensor data to address the roles and responses of lakes to global climate change. During the meeting, Stockwell and Wemple established collaborative projects with groups of scientists from around the world -- Wemple on the impacts of watersheds on lake water quality and Stockwell on how the warming of lakes in the spring impacts phytoplankton community diversity.

The 2013 National EPSCoR Meeting was held in Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 3-7. Twenty-eight states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam were represented at the meeting. The meeting focused on "Research, Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: EPSCoR as a Vehicle for Delivering on National Priorities". The Vermont delegation included Judith Van Houten, state director, VT EPSCoR and Lillian Gamache, project administrator, VT EPSCoR. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, associate professor of geography and Vermont State climatologist, was an invited speaker. Dupigny-Giroux gave a presentation on Nov, 5 titled, "Climate science communication: Frameworks, challenges and strategies." Andrew Stickney, vice president, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, was invited to help judge graduate student posters during the event.