Amanda Gavin

Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Jasmine Saros

Office Location:  Sawyer Environmental Research Building

Biographical Statement:  I am a PhD student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and a trainee in the Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA) NRT program. I graduated from University of Vermont in 2011 with a B.S. in Plant Biology and completed my M.S. at University of Maine in 2018. My master’s thesis focused on the physical and chemical response of mountain ponds and remote lakes to climate change and recovery from acidification. Since completing my undergraduate degree, I’ve spent nine cumulative years working in governmental, NGO, and private sectors of natural resource management and education, including managing a long-term endangered fish habitat project for the US Forest Service in the Intermountain West and teaching environmental science for National Geographic. My PhD research at UMaine will focus on integrated Arctic freshwater resource management and impacts of climate change on Arctic lakes.