Directory of team members

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Contact Information

Team member names, titles, institutions, and email addresses are in this file.

Project Leadership

  • Kelly Cobourn, Virginia Tech, lead Principal Investigator. Cobourn is an agricultural and resource economist with experience in bio-economic modeling.
  • Cayelan Carey, Virginia Tech, Principal Investigator. Carey is a freshwater ecologist whose research focuses on understanding the causes and effects of eutrophication in lakes.
  • Kevin Boyle, Virginia Tech, Principal Investigator. Boyle is an environmental economist who specializes in the development of hedonic models of the impacts of changes in lake water quality on property values.

Co-Principal Investigators

Research Associates, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Graduate Students

We are fortunate to have a number of excellent research associates and postdoctoral researchers involved in the project:

Our project is driven forward by our hardworking and talented graduate students:

  • Curt McConnell, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. student, Biological Systems Engineering
  • Robert Ladwig, University of Wisconsin, Postdoctoral ASsociate, Limnologist
  • Rachel Rozum, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. student, Biological Systems Engineering
  • Lele Shu, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. student, Water Resources Engineering
  • Joseph Stachelek, Michigan State University, Ph.D. student, Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Kristen Swedberg, Virginia Tech, M.S. student, Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Nicole Ward, Virginia Tech, Ph.D. student, Limnology
  • Weizhe Weng, Virginia Tech, Ph.D. student, Environmental Economics (now assistant professor at SUNY Geneseo)

CNH Alumni

  • Kaitlin Farrell, Virginia Tech, Postdoctoral Associate, Limnologist (now assistant professor at University of Georgia)
  • Leah Fitchett, Virginia Tech, M.S. student, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Julia Hart, University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. student, Limnology
  • Amy Hetherington, Virginia Tech, Postdoctoral Associate, Limnologist

Contributing and Participating

Our extended collaborative includes several scientists and lake associations:

As well as collaborating lake associations: