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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

Brian ChipmanBrian Chipman
Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Yves DubiefYves Dubief
School of Engineering

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

Liv HerdmanLiv Herdman
School of Engineering

Christopher KolibaChristopher Koliba
Department of Community Development & Applied Economics

  • Adaptive management capacity of governance networks in the areas of water, transportation, food and energy, with an emphasis on the coupled human-natural systems dynamics
  • christopher.koliba@uvm.edu
  • Koliba Lab

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

Bernie PientkaBernie Pientka
Vermont Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Joe RomanJoe Roman
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

  • Conservation biology, ecology, and population genetics, with a focus on aquatic ecosystems, invasion processes, and endangered species
  • romanjoe@gmail.com
  • Roman Web Site

Taylor RickettsTaylor Ricketts
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

  • Integration of natural and social sciences to address both fundamental research questions and real-world conservation problems in biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainability
  • taylor.ricketts@uvm.edu
  • Ricketts Lab

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

Asim ZiaAsim Zia
Department of Community Development & Applied Economics

  • Development of computational and complex-systems based approaches for informing the theory and practice of public policy analysis; application of computational modeling approaches to evaluate complex policy and governance problems that span global climate change, energy, transportation, forest conservation, disaster management, watershed management and international development
  • asim.zia@uvm.edu
  • Zia Lab

Last modified February 10 2014 12:07 PM