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.

Dr. Lamberti is the Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, CSC, Professor of Aquatic Science in the Department of Biological Sciences.  He guides the Stream and Wetland Ecology Laboratory in conducting vital research on aquatic ecosystems of the Great Lakes region and also in Alaska.

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.


Assistant Research Professor  
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Dr. Daniele De Almeida Miranda
Assistant Research Professor

Interested in the biomagnification of PFAS in the Great Lakes.
Graduate Students  
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Amaryllis Adey
Ph.D. Student

Studying the ecology of coastal wetlands in Alaska and the Great Lakes.

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Elise Snyder
Ph.D. Candidate

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.


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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.
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Ben McCarthy
Senior, pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences

Analyzing Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program database for spatial and temporal trends in invertebrate biodiversity in the Great Lakes. 

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Juan Flores
Junior, pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences

Studying the magnification and movement of PFAS in lake ecosystems.
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Corbin Hite
Junior, 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
Junior, pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Environment

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


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Kristin Schaars 

Junior, pursuing a BS in Science - Business 

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

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Therese Reisch

Sophomore, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences

Studying the movement and biomagnification of PFAS in Great Lakes ecosystems.

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