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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

Breck BowdenW. Breck Bowden
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Water Resources and Lake Studies Center/Lake Champlain Sea Grant/Northeastern States Research Cooperative

Denise BruesewitzDenise Bruesewitz
Colby College

Brian ChipmanBrian Chipman
Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

Clare GingerClare Ginger
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Policy and planning processes with applications to environmental issues; administrative arrangements and organizational dynamics of generating, interpreting, and implementing policy; forest and watershed planning in Vermont and New England; and organizational dynamics of population, health, and environment projects in less-developed countries
  • Clare.Ginger@uvm.edu
  • Clare's profile

Liv HerdmanLiv Herdman
School of Engineering

Dongjoo JoungDongjoo Joung
University of Vermont RACC Lake Processes

  • Biogeochemistry of trace elements, nutrients and dissolved organic carbon in water and sediments; behavior of those chemicals in various environments (eutrophic lake, estuary, and open ocean); environmental pollution (e.g., oil spill) dealing with heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Dongjoo.Joung@uvm.edu

Jana KraftJana Kraft
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

Ellen MarsdenJ. Ellen Marsden
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
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Emily NodineEmily Nodine
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

  • Disturbance in aquatic ecosystems on different temporal and spatial scales; links between climate and the biosphere
  • Emily.Nodine@uvm.edu

Bernie PientkaBernie Pientka
Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Andrew SchrothAndrew Schroth
Department of Geology

  • Biogeochemistry of nutrients and pollutants in aquatic and soil systems; biogeochemical processes responsible for nutrient loading and algal bloom dynamics in Lake Champlain and its watershed; development of a regional optical sensor network across northeastern U.S. watersheds including the Lake Champlain Basin
  • aschroth@uvm.edu
  • Schroth Lab

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

Christine VatovecChristine Vatovec
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
College of Medicine

Brian VoigtBrian Voigt
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
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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