University of Vermont

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

Rubenstein Lab undergraduate research

Undergraduate Research

During the summer and the academic year, undergraduate students receive hands-on research experiences that challenge them to develop and test hypotheses and publish results in scientific journals.

Meet our undergraduate students.

Student Research Posters Presented at Professional Conferences

* denotes undergraduate student

  • Strayer*, K., J.D. Stockwell, S. Hansson, and P. Euclide. 2014. Modeling optimal diel vertical migration behavior of the opossum shrimp (Mysis). Presented at the University of Vermont Student Research Symposium, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.
  • Mailhot*, J., and P. Isles. 2014. Investigating the correlation between algal bloom biodiversity, spatial distribution and abiotic aquatic conditions in Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.
  • Ritchie*, K., T. Gearhart, J.D. Stockwell, and J. Kraft. 2014. Cyanobacteria blooms and essential fatty acid transfer through the Lake Champlain food web. Presented at 6th Annual Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.
  • Ritz*, T., T. Gearhart, and J.D. Stockwell. 2014. Cyanobacteria effects on white perch health in Missisquoi Bay, Vermont. Presented at 6th Annual Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.
  • Ball*, S.C., J.D. Stockwell, and T.B. Mihuc. 2013. Change in opossum shrimp (Mysis diluviana) population demographics in Lake Champlain, Vermont, between 1975 and 2012. Presented at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceangraphy's Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. Download pdf of poster.
  • Iannucci*, F.M., T.A. Gearhart, J.D. Stockwell, and J. Kraft. 2013. Effects of diet differentiation on the fatty acid content of white perch. Presented at Vermont EPSCoR's Research on Adaptation to Climate Change Student Research Symposium, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.
  • Mitchell*, C.J., J.D. Stockwell, and A. Lini. 2013. Divergent behavior in the diel vertical migration of Mysis diluviana: Is it plastic or fixed? Presented at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceangraphy's Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. Download pdf of poster.
  • Rutila*, E.C., C.D. Giles, P. Isles, L. Lee, G.K. Druschel, and A.W. Schroth. 2013. Seasonal changes in the phosphorus composition of Missisquoi Bay sediments. Presented at Vermont EPSCoR's Research on Adaptation to Climate Change Student Research Symposium, Burlington, Vermont. Download pdf of poster.

Research Papers Published with Undergraduate Student Authors

  • Ball, S.C., T.B. Mihuc, L.W. Myers, and J.D. Stockwell. In review. Ten-fold decline in Mysis diluviana in Lake Champlain between 1975 and 2012. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Research Grant Awards Received by Undergraduate Students

  • Genevieve Meller, Jessica Mailhot, Ben Szydlowski, and Hannah Weiss – 2014 Spring OUR Mini Grant $1,000
  • Rachael DeWitt, Jake Calvitti, and Brad Roy – 2014 Spring OUR Mini Grant $1,000
  • Frances Iannucci – 2013 Spring OUR Mini Grant $1200; 2013 OUR Summer Research Award $5000; Kate Svitek Memorial Award $1000; 2013 OUR Travel Award $1000
  • Katie Ritchie – 2013 URECA! Award $4000; 2013 Summer OUR Mini Grant $1000
  • Nick Strayer – 2013 OUR Summer Mini Grant $1000; 2013 OUR Summer Research Stipend $3500
  • Suzanne Ball – 2012 Fall OUR Mini Grant $500; 2012 Lake Champlain Research Consortium Travel Grant $500; 2013 ASLO Travel Award $500
  • Chelsea Mitchell – Summer 2012 OUR Mini Grant $2000; 2012 Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Fellowship $7500; Honors College Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant $300; Fall 2012 OUR Mini Grant $500; 2012 Lake Champlain Research Consortium Travel Grant $500
  • Molly Morrissey – Fall 2011 Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Mini Grant $300

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