Lynn Vaccaro

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Coastal Ecosystem Research Specialist

Lynn joined the UM Water Center in January of 2015 to work with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative.  Lynn helps develop calls for proposals and supports funded research, integrated assessment and science transfer projects that address the unique coastal management needs of the 28 reserves found around the country.  For more information, see: Science Collaborative.  She also works on a series of fish habitat restoration projects in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers. She works with a diverse team of scientists, engineers and outreach specialists to coordinate permitting, design, construction and outreach efforts.  For more information, see: Fish Habitat Restoration

Prior to joining the Water Center, Lynn worked for six years as a research specialist with Michigan Sea Grant, helping coordinate their research grants program and manage habitat restoration projects. She has also worked as a high school science teacher in western New York and as an educational specialist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Lynn earned her M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University where she studied Great Lakes wetland plant communities.  She also holds an M.A.T. in Biology Education from Cornell and a B.S. in Geology- Biology from Brown University.  When not busy with her two young girls, she enjoys running, backpacking and skiing.