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
I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in the biomagnification of PFAS in the Great Lakes.
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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Katherine O'Reilly
Ph.D. candidate

Quantifying trophic linkages between coastal wetlands and nearshore Lake Michigan

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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.


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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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Katie Calhoun
Senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Engineering

Studying Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances concentrations in Great Lakes fish.
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Rachel Hughes
Senior, pursuing a BS in Liberal Studies and Environmental Sciences supp.

Working with the Elodea project, prepping and analyzing stable isotope samples to create a food web model for southern Alaska.
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Matt Millado
Senior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Sustainability

Processing prey fish for analysis of PFAS in Great Lakes food webs.
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Samuel Bosio
Junior, 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
Junior, pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences and Economics

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

Studying Alaskan wetland ecosystems by helping prepare soil samples, insect samples, and entering data.
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