Travis S Schmidt, Ph.D.

Biography

Travis Schmidt, Ph.D., is a Research Ecologist for the Colorado Water Science Center and is co-located with the Aquatic Science Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center. He has degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University. He joined the USGS as a Mendenhall Fellow in 2007 and has devoted his career to understanding how stressors shape aquatic and riparian ecosystems. His work focuses on using a combination of field observations, models, and laboratory experimentation to discover how ecosystems work.

Education

  • Ph.D. Ecotoxicology, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, 2007
  • M.S. Aquatic Toxicology, Biology Department, Virginia Tech, 2001
  • B.S. Ecology, Biology Department, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Professional Experience

  • 2009 to present, Research Ecologist, Colorado Water Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2007-2009, Mendenhall Fellow, Central Mineral and Environmental Science Center, Denver, CO
  • 2003-2007, USDA Fellow, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2001-2003, Ecotoxicologist, ELM Consulting, Chicago, IL
  • 1999-2001, Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1998-1999, Research Assistant, Aquatic Ecology Lab, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 1998-1999, Department of Biology, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

Affiliations

  • 2015 to present, Faculty Affiliate, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2015 to present, Faculty Affiliate, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2016 to present, Faculty Affiliate, Zoology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO