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Travis S Schmidt, Ph.D.

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.

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

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: 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