Jasmine Saros

Associate Director of the Climate Change Institute (CCI) and Professor in CCI and the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. Jasmine is an aquatic ecologist interested in how lakes have responded to environmental change over time. She works in a variety of lakes, including sites in Maine as well as in the central Rocky Mountains and Greenland, exploring how water quality and algae communities change over time. Jasmine uses both modern ecology and fossil records preserved within lakes to examine a particular type of algae, called diatoms, which are sensitive to shifts in environmental conditions.

William Gawley

Bill Gawley manages the Air and Water Quality Programs at Acadia National Park. He has been monitoring park lakes, including Jordan Pond, since 1993.

Lisa Horsch Clark

Lisa Horsch Clark is the Director of Development at Friends of Acadia. She leads all fundraising efforts and works day-to-day with individuals, foundations, and corporations interested in making charitable gifts to support capital and special projects. She serves as the chief liaison with Canon U.S.A. and project partners.

Stephanie Clement

Stephanie Clement is the conservation director at Friends of Acadia.  She develops and executes conservation programs in advocacy, policy, and planning. She serves as the primary contact with park staff for many FOA park policy initiatives and is the principal liaison with community officials.

Courtney Widgahl

Courtney Wigdahl was the first Aquatic Scientist to manage the buoy project. She completed her Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine in 2012, and worked at the University as a postdoctoral research associate until taking on the Jordan Pond buoy project in June of 2013. 

Kelsey Boeff

Kelsey Boeff completed her masters in Climate Science this spring in the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute and School of Biology and Ecology. Kelsey took over Courtney's role as Aquatic Scientist in May of 2014. 

Nora Theodore

Nora Theodore earned her MS in Ecology and Environmental Science in the spring of 2016. She worked as the buoy project's aquatic data manager from 2014-2016.

Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler is the current Friends of Acadia Aquatic Scientist, and is a PhD student at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Biology and Ecology. She started as the Friends of Acadia Aquatic Scientist in May, 2016.

Shannon Wiggin & Alyssa Reischauer

Alyssa Reischauer and Shannon Wiggin are physical science technicians responsible for conducting most of the field work for the buoy. They also take measurements and samples from 11 lakes and 11 streams each month from April through October as part of the broader sampling effort in Acadia National Park.