Graduate Student Research Roundtable!

Stever Bartlett, Kate Longfield, and Stephen Peters-Collaer (UVM)
October 26, 2022

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By Cate Kreider

For the thirteenth episode of Restoration Roundup we took a look at some of the active research being done in forest restoration. We spoke to three students from UVM’s graduate student program: Master’s students Kate Longfield and Stever Bartlett and PhD candidate Stephen Peters-Collaer. Working with the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources and their mentors and advisors, these students are researching topics that will be coming into the field in the coming years.

From Kate’s work at the intersection of independent and governmental management of buffers to Stever and Stephen’s work on managing and analyzing different types of sites, we had a broad spectrum of topics to cover. How do landowners make choices about land management? How can practitioners most effectively prepare their plantings for success against invasive species and later-stage resource use? For now, we can only see the preliminary results, but these studies and the resources they produce will be valuable tools in riparian restoration.

Join our roundtable discussion with upcoming practitioners and get the scoop on research methodology and the rising questions being investigated in academia before being brought to general use in the field.

This episode featured the call of the bobolink. It was recorded by Phil Brown in Hamilton, MA on May 21, 2018. We downloaded the song from

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (LC00A00695-0) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

Image: One of Stever Bartlett's research sites at Little Otter Creek is shown with an overlayed simple diagram of a plot. Courtesy of Stever Bartlett.

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