Carol L. Folt, Ph.D.
6044 Gilman, Room 414
Hanover, NH 03755-3576
Areas of Expertise: Ecotoxicology; science education; Health-Environment Interactions/Group Leader
Research: Carol Folt's research interest is aquatic ecology, and her goal is to discover solutions to the enormous demands being placed on freshwater resources. Her current research focuses on four topics: the relationship between food web structure and metal accumulation and biomagnification; the restoration of Atlantic salmon; the biological mechanisms for and consequences of plankton patchiness; and information-gathering and decision-making in animal behavior. She also directs Environmental Detectives, a collaborative science education project being developed by the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont, and the Center for Environmental Health Sciences at Dartmouth.