Fall 2017 AGU

Just back from this fall’s AGU meeting!  Nitin Singh presented a poster on our TNC-Gund Institute project, Erin Seybold presented a poster on the New England Water Resources Network (NEWRNET) project, and Beverley presented a poster on her sabbatical research in Ecuador.  We all enjoyed a chance to eat beignets, sample New Orleans culture, and enjoy the balmy weather in the Big Easy!

Sabbatical complete

Beverley returned July 1 after a 6-month sabbatical leave in Ecuador. Based in Cuenca in the southern part of the country, she taught a GIS course at the Universidad Politecnica Salesiana and conducted research on mountain stream morphology and water quality in the eastern Andean cordillera.  

 

 

Welcome Nitin Singh

Nitin Singh has joined our group as a post-doctoral scholar, housed in the Gund Institute.  Nitin recently completed his PhD at North Caroline State University with Dr. Ryan Emmanuel.  Nitin will work on a project sponsored by The Nature Conservancy to evaluate opportunities for green infrastructure investments in the Lake Champlain Basin to improve water quality.  See Nitin’s full bio and link to his CV here.  Welcome Nitin

Gordon Clark completes masters degree

Congratulations to Gordon Clark (UVM ’12) on completion of his masters degree in environmental engineering at University of Massachusetts!  We’d like to think we launched him onto a successful career.  Gordon’s undergraduate research at UVM quantified sediment and phosphorus production on rural roads in the Winooski River watershed, work that has subsequently been used in the development of the new TMDL for segments of Lake Champlain.  Gordon has had a great year with two papers on his work (undergrad and masters) recently submitted to journals.  Watch for him on Research Gate!

Nash to attend U Michigan Law

Nash Hall (UVM ’12) has just made his decision — he will attend the University of Michigan School of Law starting fall 2016, focusing his studies on water law.  Nash’s thesis research at UVM examined Vermont’s “current use” taxation program as a de facto form of watershed protection in the state’s major public water supply watersheds. A future in environmental law seems a natural fit for the future.  Way to go Nash!!

Congrats Lindsay!

Lindsay Jordan (UVM ’13) Wilson was recently accepted into a master’s program at Yale University.  She’ll study environmental management in the internationally acclaimed Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  Lindsay’s undergraduate thesis research at UVM focused on historical reconstruction of channel migration on the Mad River in central Vermont.  Lindsay’s research was supported by the undergraduate internship program of Vermont EPSCoR and our grant from the National Science Foundation on Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) in the Lake Champlain Basin (EPS-1101317).