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Associate Professor
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:stable isotope geochemistry; monitoring environmental change
Biography:Lini is responsible for the UVM Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory (environmental stable isotope geochemistry is a popular tool for a variety of scientific applications ranging from the analysis of earth's global elemental cycles to local pollution studies. The fields of ecology and environmental research, in particular, have seen a rapid expansion in the use of natural abundance isotopes). His ongoing research focuses mainly on stable isotope geochemistry of low temperature processes occurring on and near the Earth's surface. He is involved in a number of interdisciplinary projects which use stable isotope geochemistry to monitor modern and past climatic and environmental change. Examples of these projects include: characterization of groundwater flow and recharge patterns in areas experiencing fast residential development; analysis of lake sediments to reconstruct a temporal record of the chemical and physical changes which have taken place over time in lakes; and characterization of the food web structure in freshwater ecosystems. .