Matt Fidler

Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduation Year: 2019

Research involvement: Matt's research focuses on feeding behavior of lake trout exposed to different densities of Mysis, a freshwater shrimp. He is interested in whether Mysis availability has influenced the recruitment of wild lake trout in Lake Champlain.

Victoria Giacchino

Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduation Year: 2019

Research involvement: At the Lab, Vicki processes zooplankton samples from various lakes. She identifies the zooplankton and measures their length to collect data that allows for the monitoring of population size and length variation of an array of zooplankton genera.

Katrina Rokosz

Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduation Year: 2020

Research involvement: Katrina is working on juvenile lake trout field sampling and diet analysis, slimy sculpin demographic data, and data entry/quality control.

Maddi Sorrentino

Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Graduation Year: 2019

Research involvement: Maddi is conducting her honors thesis research with Dr. Jason Stockwell and Dr. Ellen Marsden. Her research focuses on variation in the total lipid content of lake trout and common prey species across Lake Champlain spatially (by region) and temporally (by season).

Delaney Stokes

Major: Environmental Studies

Graduation Year: 2019

Research involvement: Delaney is working with graduate student Rosie Chapina and her research on the partial diel vertical migration of Mysis, a key member of aquatic food webs. They are investigating potential environmental drivers that could be influencing Mysis behavior.