People

Principal Investigator  

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Dr. Gary Lamberti
I am interested in all aspects of stream, river, and wetland ecosystems on a changing planet.

I am currently (2020-2021) on deployment as a Program Director with the National Science Foundation, where I oversee grant programs in the Division of Environmental Biology. The Stream and Wetland Ecology Laboratory continues to conduct vital research on aquatic ecosystems of the Great Lakes region and also in Alaska.

Associate Teaching Professor  
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Dr. Dominic Chaloner

I am interested in migratory fish and their ecological effect on streams and rivers, and also how to effectively teach and train science students.

I currently teach several required courses for Environmental Sciences majors while also being the academic advisor for the major. I'm also involved in promoting strategies for addressing science virtues in education and training, including through art-science collaborations.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher  
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Dr. Daniele De Almeida Miranda
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Interested in the biomagnification of PFAS in the Great Lakes.

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Katherine O'Reilly
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Quantifying trophic linkages between coastal wetlands and nearshore Lake Michigan

Graduate Students  
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Whitney Conard
Ph.D. candidate
 

Studying contaminants in Great Lakes food webs including PFAS and heavy metals

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Natalie Levesque
M.S. student
 

Studying the ecology of an introduced aquatic plant (Elodea canadensis) in Alaskan ponds

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Elise Snyder
Pd.D. student
 

Studying the transport and fate of environmental DNA in flowing water

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Alison Zachritz
Ph.D. Student

Studying the emerging contaminant PFAS (per- and poly fluoroalkyl
substances) in the Great Lakes food web.

Staff  

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Sarah Klepinger
Laboratory Manager

Supports undergraduate and graduate researchers by processing samples, performing chemical and data analyses, coordinating with research partners, training newcomers, performing day-to-day laboratory maintenance, and leading the summer survey crew. 

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Yolonda Wiens
Administrative Assistant

Supports researchers by placing orders for lab and field supplies.  Manages grant funding and the lab website.
Undergraduates  
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Samuel Bosio
Senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Sustainability

Analyzing the efficacy and feasibility of various stream restoration methods.
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Joseph Gentine
Senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences and Economics

Researching chlorophyll levels in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.
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Genesee Kortick
Senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences

Studying Alaskan wetland ecosystems by helping prepare soil samples, insect samples, and entering data.
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Griffin Yates
5th year senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences and a BS in Mechanical Engineering

Researching PFAS levels and distribution in Lake Michigan food webs.
 
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Corbin Hite
Sophomore, pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences

Conducting water chemistry measurements and processing data to determine the ecological impact of the invasive Elodea plant on Alaska’s Eyak Lake.
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Peter Martin
Sophomore, pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences, Ecology and Environment Track

Investigating the accumulation and distribution of PFAS in various species of the Lake Michigan ecosystem

 

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Kristin Schaars 

Sophomore, pursuing a BS in Science - Business 

Studying the environmental consequences of PFAS, specifically within the Great Lakes ecosystems.

 
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Lamberti Lab Publications  
Lamberti Lab Theses and Dissertations