Lydia Kifner

Lydia Kifner joined the vernal pool team in August 2015 as a Masters student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Her research focuses on the biogeochemistry of nutrient and contaminant and their fluxes within the pools. She is interested in investigating the impacts that humans have on the water chemistry of the vernal pools. Ultimately, Lydia hopes that this research will spur informed decisions about urban development around the pools. Please feel free to contact her with any questions.

About Us

Understanding the vital connections between landowner concerns, municipal planning, conservation activities, and the ecology of vernal pools will be the focus of natural and social scientists from the University of Maine, Clark University, and Bowdoin College as they embark on a multi-year research project concerning Maine’s small natural features—vernal pools.

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