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Dr. Michael Vorwerk

Michael Vorwerk

Wilson 211,  413-572-5305,  Email

Education

  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, Western Carolina University, 1987
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989
  • A.B.D. Environmental Engineering, Clemson University, 1992
  • Ph.D. Zoology / Limnology, Clemson University, 1997
  • Joined WSU in 2001

Teaching

  • ENVS 0106 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
  • ENVS 0236 Environmental Analysis II
  • ENVS 0238 Environmental Impact Analysis
  • ENVS 0251 Water Resources Planning and Management
  • ENVS 0350 Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 0390 Environmental Science Senior Seminar
  • ENVS 0399 Independent Study
  • BIOL 0102 Environmental Biology Lecture and Labs
  • BIOL 0123 Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences
  • BIOL 0282 Biology Seminar

Research Interests

  • Impacts of Dams and Development on Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about the Environmental Science Program at Westfield State University.

Canoeing and Kayaking at Westfield State

WSU is a great place for folks interested in canoeing and kayaking, both recreationally and competitively. We typically run several student canoe trips on the Westfield River in the Fall and Spring. There are whitewater races on the nearby Westfield River, the Deerfield River, and many other local streams. There is a very strong flatwater canoe and kayak racing circuit, and the University regularly has several teams at the Josh Billings Runaground Triathlon.

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