Watershed Moments - Newsletter Article


Dr. Arne Bomblies appointed Senior Associate Project Director for VT EPSCoR

VT EPSCoR and the VT Technology Council are very pleased to announce that Dr. Arne Bomblies has been appointed Senior Associate Project Director for VT EPSCoR at the University of Vermont. 
Dr. Bomblies has an outstanding career of research, teaching and leadership. He joined the University of Vermont in 2009 and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Engineering. His research foci are broadly centered on the impacts of climate change and variability. Within this context, there are two specific focus areas of Dr. Bomblies’ research: disease/climate connections and regional adaptation to climate change. 
Within VT EPSCoR he has served as a leader for the Watershed Processes Group since 2011 and was instrumental in the development of the new five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE). Dr. Bomblies has traveled to the National Science Foundation to report directly on progress for the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin: New Understanding through Complex Systems (RACC) award; he has also presented many RACC related posters and talks at national venues and co-authored several publications. 
Dr. Judith Van Houten, VT State EPSCoR Director, is delighted to welcome Dr. Bomblies in his new position. “We have benefitted greatly from Dr. Bomblies’ insights and collaborative leadership contributions within our research and modeling efforts. Now we have even more benefit as he expands his role.” 
Please join in welcoming Arne Bomblies as the Senior Associate Project Director of VT EPSCoR.