Travis Schmidt is a Research Ecologist for the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center. His aims are to better understand how ecosystems respond to natural and human cause disturbances. He researches the effects of metals, pesticides, and other contaminants on aquatic and riparian ecological communities.
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
Education and Certifications
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
Affiliations and Memberships*
2015 to 2020, Faculty Affiliate, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2015 to 2020, Faculty Affiliate, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2016 to 2020, Faculty Affiliate, Zoology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Science and Products
**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.
Science and Products
Non-USGS Publications**Stahl, Ralph G., Kapustka, Lawrence A., Munns, Wayne R., and Bruins, Randall J. F. 2007. Organizing and Integrating the Valuation Process. pp.129–163. DOI: 10.1201/9781420062632.ch6Church, S.E., R.B. Wanty, T.S. Schmidt, D.L. Fey, B.W. Rockwell, and C.A. San Juan. 2008. Environmental Assessment of Central Colorado-Effects of hydrothermal alteration on water and sediment quality. [abs.]. In: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 16-20, 2008, Tampa, Florida, USA. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. p. 1.Church, S.E., D.L. Fey, T.L. Klein, T.S. Schmidt, R.B. Wanty, E.H. DeWitt, B.W. Rockwell, and C.A. San Juan. 2008. Environmental effects of hydrothermal alteration and historical mining on water and sediment quality in central Colorado. [pages in] In: The Third Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds, September 8-11, 2008, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. p. 1.
Van Metre. (2022). Sediment Sources and Sealed-Pavement Area Drive Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Metal Occurrence in Urban Streams. Environmental Science & Technology., 56(3), 1615–1626. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c00414
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government