Stephanie Dykema

Professional Research Assistant - Lead Limnology Technician

Education

  • BS: Fort Lewis College, 2013
  • MS: University of Maine, 2020

Contact Information

(Office) (215) 688-3210

Research Interests

- Understanding interactions among terrestrial and freshwater systems particularly in the context of climate change
- Biogeochemical drivers of aquatic community structure
- Lakes as sentinels of change
- Shifting phenology
- Plant restoration techniques
- Native seed harvesting

Bio

I recieved a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and am currently finishing my masters in Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine, Orono. My graduate research looks at climate and biogeochemical shifts in Maine lakes and seeks to understand how zooplankton communities have responded to recovery from acidification and warming climate. I have also studied terrestrial systems working for the U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming monitoring riparian vegetation and endangered fish habitat in remote streams,  restoring native plant habitats, studying native sage steppe communities, and tracking red fox behavior.