Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcoming two new researchers to my lab

In May, I got word that my lab will grow by two during the 2014-2015 year. I'm very happy to announce that I'll have two new postdoctoral research scientists join my lab next year.

Dr. Jean-Francois Lapierre (above) has received a FQRNT Fellowship from the Quebec Government (http://www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/bourses/index.htm) to partially support his 2-year postdoc in my lab. He comes from the University of Quebec, Montreal where he recently finished his PhD working with Dr. Paul  del Giorgio (http://www.carbbas.uqam.ca/en/group/present-members/41-jean-francois-lapierre.html). He will join the CSI-Limnology team (www.csilimnology.org) researching large-scale patterns and processes governing lakes. I'm looking forward to working with him starting in September.

Dr. Caroline Wynne (above) has received an Irish EPA Fulbight Fellowship to join my lab for six months (http://www.fulbright.ie/record-breaking-40-irish-recipients-awarded-prestigious-fulbright-award). She comes from Dublin, Ireland where she has been a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Ian Donohue at Trinity College, Dublin (https://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/research/donohue/researchers_carolinewynne.php). I first met her last summer in Germany at the Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, and then interacted with her some this year while at QUB. She will join the Lakes as Social-Ecological Systems (http://www.fw.msu.edu/~llrg/social-ecological-systems.php) team researching the interactions between human land use decision-making, lake water quality, and the ecosystem services that lakes provide humans. As a Fulbright Fellow, she will be expected to serve as an ambassador for Ireland. In addition, since her Fellowship is funded by the Ireland EPA, she will want to network with analogous agencies in the U.S. (e.g., MI-DEQ and DNR, US EPA). I'm looking forward to working with her starting in January.

Welcome JF and Caroline, and congratulations on your respective awards!

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