Travis S Schmidt, Ph.D.

Biography

Travis Schmidt, Ph.D., is a Research Ecologist for the Wyoming-Montana Water 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

  • 2020 to present, Research Ecologist, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Helena, MT
  • 2009-2020, 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