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Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

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REU Mentors:
Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem

Our REU is supported by the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College faculty from across the natural and social sciences. Faculty mentors come from a diverse set of home departments including Animal Sciences, Biology, Community Development and Applied Economics, Engineering, Geology, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, as well as from the Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Mentors and their post-docs, graduate students, and technicians are available each year as possible mentors to REU students. Please use the listing below to identify potential faculty mentors and research areas that interest you.

Faculty

Linda BowdenLinda Bowden
Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Steve BradySteve Brady
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Douglas FaceyDouglas Facey
Department of Biology (St. Michael’s College)

  • Physiology and ecology of freshwater fishes; biomarkers of environmental stress in fishes; ecology of threatened/endangered fish species
  • dfacey@smcvt.edu
  • Facey Lab

Farrah FatemiFarrah Fatemi
Environmental Studies (St. Michael’s College)

  • Ecosystem biogeochemistry, with emphasis on soil biological processes that mediate nutrient availability and release; nitrogen and phosphorus cycling; soil carbon storage and sequestration
  • ffatemi@smcvt.edu
  • Fatemi profile

Rachelle GouldRachelle Gould
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Allison HrycikAllison Hrycik
UVM Department of Biology

  • Winter limnology, aquatic food webs, quantitative ecology and modeling; phytoplankton and zooplankton community ecology
  • ahrycik@purdue.edu

Jana KraftJana Kraft
UVM Department of Animal Science

  • Ecology of fatty acids in aquatic food webs; metabolism and health effects of fatty acids from agricultural animal origin; improving the content of bioactive fatty acids in bovine milk fat and assessing the effects of bovine milk fat on metabolic risk factors in humans and animal models
  • jana.kraft@uvm.edu
  • Kraft Lipid and Fatty Acid Lab

Huijie LuHuijie Lu
UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • Water and wastewater engineering, nutrient removal and recovery, bioenergy recovery, environmental microbiology, meta-omics
  • huijie.lu@uvm.edu
  • Lu profile

Ellen MarsdenJ. Ellen Marsden
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

  • Early life history and restoration of salmonids; spread and impacts of aquatic exotic species; impacts of lake habitat fragmentation on fish movements and population genetics; effects of thiamine deficiency on lake trout fry; diel and spatial movement patterns of sea lamprey transformers
  • ellen.marsden@uvm.edu
  • Marsden Fisheries Ecology Lab

Declan McCabeDeclan McCabe
Department of Biology (St. Michael’s College)

  • Community dynamics of benthic macroinvertebrates; sediment impacts on lentic infaunal communities and on lotic riffle communities
  • dmccabe@smcvt.edu
  • McCabe Lab

Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Charlie NicholsonCharlie Nicholson
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Brian O'MalleyBrian O'Malley
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Taylor RickettsTaylor Ricketts
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Eric RoyEric Roy
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Nutrient biogeochemistry and management, ecological engineering and design, aquatic ecology, food systems, material flow analysis
  • Eric.Roy.1@uvm.edu
  • Roy profile

Jason StockwellJason D. Stockwell
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

Brian VoigtBrian Voigt
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

  • Quantitative spatial analysis; simulation modeling; coupled natural – human systems; modeling, analyzing and quantifying land use change; ecosystem service assessment and valuation; natural hazards planning, policy, and risk assessment
  • brian.voigt@uvm.edu
  • Voigt webpage

Matthew WargoMatthew Wargo
UVM Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

  • Regulation of bacterial virulence by metabolic pathways; metabolism of key eukaryote-derived compounds in the biology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • matthew.wargo@uvm.edu
  • Wargo Lab

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