Associate Professor and Chair of Geology

Teaching and Research

As a member of the UVM faculty since 1995, I maintain the UVM Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory and the Limnogeology Laboratory, both located in the Geology Department. My current research focuses on Limnogeology, the study of lake systems and their deposits. My students and I investigate lake sediments of various temporal and spatial scales to reconstruct environmental changes of the past. These include, for instance, climate change, catastrophic events or human impact. Understanding the variability and the thresholds of lake systems will help us predict their response to future climate and environmental changes.

I have taught undergraduate courses including Introductory Geology and Sedimentology, as well as more specialized courses such as Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Geophysiology.


  • Rayback, S. A., Lini, A., and D. L. Berg, 2012.  The dendroclimatological potential of an alpine shrub, Cassiope mertensiana, from Mount Rainier, WA, USA.  Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography. 94: 413-427
  • Rayback, S. A., G. H. R. Henry, and Lini, A., 2012.  Multiproxy reconstructions of climate for three sites in the Canadian High Artic using Cassiope tetragona. Climatic Change. 114: 593-619
  • Levine, N., Lini, A., Ostrofski M.L., Bunting L., Burgess H., Leavitt P.R., Rauter D., Lami A., Guilizzoni P., and Gilles, E., 2012, The Eutrophication of Lake Champlain’s Northeast Arm: Insights from Paleolimnological Analyses. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38: 35-48
  • Bierman, P.R., Corbett, L.B., Graly, J.A., Neumann, T., Lini, A., Crosby, B., and Rood, D.H., 2014, Preservation of a pre-glacial landscape under the center of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Science, Vol. 344 no. 6182 p. 402-405
  • Davie, S.H., Murdoch, J.D., Lini, A., Ankhbayar, L., and Batdorj, S., 2014, Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values for plants and mammals in a semi-desert region of Mongolia. Mong. J. Biol. Sci., 12 (1-2): 33-43
  • Graly, G., Corbett, L. B., Bierman, P. R., Lini, A., and Neumann, T., 2018, Meteoric 10Be as a tracer of subglacial processes and interglacial surface exposure in Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews. v. 191, p. 118-131
  • Levine, S.N., Lini, A., Ofstrofsky, M.L., Burgess-Grant, H., Lami, A., Collyer-Gilles E., Reuter, D., Schwarting-Miller, L., and Kamman, N., 2018, The relative roles of point and nonpoint phosphorus sources in the eutrophication of Lake Champlain as recorded in sediment cores. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 44(5), p. 1043-1056
Andrea Lini photo

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Area of expertise
UVM Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory and the Limnogeology Laboratory


  • M.S., 1988, ETH-Z Switzerland
  • Ph.D., 1994, ETH-Z Switzerland


  • (802) 656-0245
Office Location:

Delehanty Hall, Room 319

Office Hours:

Spring 2022: MWF 1-1:30 or by appointment