About Chancellor Folt

Biography

WHEN CAROL L. FOLT became Carolina’s 11th Chancellor, and 29th in the lineage of leaders that dates back to Carolina’s founding, she said: “As America’s first public university, Carolina became the gold standard. The founders passed the baton, and the future is up to us. How can we fulfill this honorable charge in a way that is ever fresh and relevant?”

Folt – an internationally recognized life scientist, award-winning teacher and accomplished academic leader – has worked to fulfill that honorable charge by placing Carolina’s students at the center, advancing the university’s academic excellence, championing Carolina as a leading global public research university and focusing on innovation through the development of new avenues for entrepreneurship that are translating world-class ideas into real-world applications. Folt has said she remains confident in the future of higher education because she has never stopped believing in the enduring power of a college education to transform lives.

Since her arrival, the chancellor has made planning for Carolina’s future a top priority. In the fall of 2017, The Blueprint for Next, Carolina’s strategic framework outlining priorities to guide decision-making and investments during the next decade, moved to the implementation phase. Shaped over several years by hundreds of people who shared their ideas about what the university is and their dreams of what it can become, the framework spans all university schools and departments. Its core elements are succinctly written and focused so it can be captured on a single page. The Blueprint for Nextembodies the same sense of hope and possibility that was present when Carolina’s founders created the country’s first public university and it captures an underlying quality about Carolina – The university’s willingness to continually reinvent itself.

In August 2017, Carolina welcomed 4,373 first-year students, the largest and most academically accomplished class in its 224-year history. Once again selected from a record pool of applicants, the Class of 2021 was the largest first-year class in Carolina’s 224-history. Almost 80 percent of the class ranked in the top 10-percent of their high school class. The class of 2021 also had the largest number of military-affiliated students in the university’s history.

Carolina is one of the nation’s top ten research universities and ranks 6th in the nation in overall federal research and development. The university surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures in 2017.

Folt leads the university in the national dialogue about issues facing higher education, inclusion and diversity, protecting students from sexual assault and promoting the advancement of women in STEM fields and academic leadership. She has championed key diversity initiatives to make campus more inclusive and built a high-performing cabinet, including women and minority leaders with significant leadership experience in key positions. As Folt has said, “As a scientist, I’ve never seen an answer to a problem come from a group that all looked the same and thought the same.”

Under Folt’s leadership and following a third-consecutive record fundraising year in August 2017, Carolina kicked off For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. The goal of the capital campaign is to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to create programs dedicated to student potential, faculty excellence, innovative teaching, experience-based learning and pioneering research to prepare graduates for success. This bold effort carries enormous opportunity and responsibility, with every single dollar to be used for the public good.

The capital campaign includes raising $1 billion in scholarships and aid to fund Carolina Edge, the biggest initiative in the university’s history, to make good on the university’s promise to remain of and for the public. To recognize the nation’s service people, a part of the recently launched capital campaign – called the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge – focuses on raising $20 million in support of need-based scholarship opportunities for students from military families.

Inspired by the transformational impact that the arts made in her life and work as a scientist, Folt initiated and has led the Arts Everywherepan-university initiative. At Carolina, Arts Everywherecelebrates the multifaceted power of the arts to illuminate the human condition, allow for reflection, promote dialogue and provoke action. Rooted in the fundamental belief that the arts are for everyone – regardless of skill level or background – the university community is encouraged to take part in the creative process and to explore the full range of the visual, performing and literary arts. As part of Arts Everywhere, the university community is reimagining diverse campus spaces as creative hubs. From residence halls to research labs, Carolina is animating the unexpected through transformative installations, co-creative opportunities and performances.

Under the chancellor’s leadership, Carolina also has continued to improve on the school’s winning track record of undergraduate diversity, retention and graduation rates – particularly for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students – while moving forward with additional emphasis on Carolina’s historic commitment to ensuring affordability together with accessibility and excellence. Carolina is one of the few public universities that remains both need-blind and covers the full financial need of its students. Carolina is the least expensive of 14 peer public universities and debt-per-student, just over half of the U.S. average, has remained nearly flat in inflation-adjusted dollars for more than a decade.

Carolina routinely ranks among the nation’s top public universities and is noted as one of the best values in college education. Folt believes it is a moral imperative for universities to seek out talent and find a way for talented, committed students to thrive within higher education. One example is the Chancellor’s Science Scholar initiative. Folt began this program when she arrived at Carolina to provide financial and academic support to encourage talented underrepresented students to pursue advanced degrees in science or mathematics. The first-cohort of Chancellor’s Science Scholar graduated in May 2017.

As leader of North Carolina’s flagship public university, Folt and her leadership team champion attracting, developing and retaining world-class faculty that are focused on excellence in teaching and research. Carolina’s faculty lead by doing, and each day they share their knowledge and excitement with the next generation who will face a rapidly evolving future as they embark upon impactful careers, many in fields that don’t exist today. Carolina is committed to benefiting its local and state communities and to cultivating the global outlook of its students, with more than a third of Carolina undergraduate students studying abroad – one of highest rates among public universities.

Folt came to Carolina from Dartmouth College, where she was interim president in 2012-2013 and served as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences and academic leader. As a widely respected scientist, Folt and her students’ pioneering work on the effects of dietary mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health led to numerous changes in national and global policy and consumption advisories around the world. Folt graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning both a bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology and a master’s degree in biology. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Davis and undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at Michigan State University before joining the faculty at Dartmouth.

When asked about the future, Folt said that while so much has been accomplished at the nation’s first public university, the best is yet to come. She then smiled, and said, “I know this because I witness it on campus every day. The future is studying in our classrooms, working in our labs and serving our communities right now. I couldn’t be more proud and optimistic.”

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Curriculum Vitae

Carol L. Folt, PhD
Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2012    Interim President, Dartmouth

2010    Provost, Dartmouth

2010    Associate Director, Center for Children’s Environmental Health at Dartmouth

2009    Acting Provost, Dartmouth

2004    Dean of Faculty, Dartmouth

2001    Dean of Graduate Studies, Dartmouth

2001    Associate Dean of the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Programs

2000    Associate Director, Dartmouth Center for Environmental Health Sciences

1998    Associate Director, Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program

1997    Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

1991    Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

1984    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

1983    Research Instructor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

1982    Postdoctoral Fellow at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State

1981    Lecturer at University of California, Davis

EDUCATION

University of California at Davis, PhD in Ecology 1982

University of California at Santa Barbara, MA in Biology 1978

University of California at Santa Barbara, BA in Aquatic Biology 1976

SELECTED HONORS, AWARDS & ELECTED OFFICES

2010        Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Biological Sciences

2010        Member Board of Trustees, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2008        Member of Board of Directors, Sherman Fairchild Foundation

2007        Endowed Professorship – The Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences

2002        Elected Officer American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Member-at-Large (3 year term)

1996        Member Board of Trustees, Montshire Museum of Science. VT (6 year term)

1991        J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research

1991        Elected Officer Ecological Society of America: Chair & Vice-Chair, Aquatic Section (4 year term)

SPONSORED RESEARCH GRANTS

2000 – Present  

2014 NIEHS (P010 and USPEP (RD) – “The Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth” Margaret Karagas (PI); Carol Folt (Associate Director)

2012 NIEHS and USPEP (xxx) – Project Center grant: “Water and Dietary Arsenic Exposure Related to Early Growth and Neurodevelopment,”Kathy Cottingham (PI), Susan Korrick, Diane Gilbert-Diamond,

2010 NIEHS (P20) – “Center for Children’s Environmental Health at Dartmouth” Margaret Karagas (PI); Carol Folt (Associate Director)

2010 NIEHS – “Food borne exposure to arsenic during the first year of life” Kathy Cottingham (PI), Tracy Punshon (Co-PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI), Margaret Karagas (Co-PI) (individual project in program)

2008-10 NIEHS – “Toxic Metals in the Northeast: From Biological to Environmental Implications”Bruce Stanton (PI), Carol Folt (Associate Director), Margaret Karagas (Associate Director) (FYI – Folt stepped down in 2010 as Associate Director, but the grant and program continue until 2013)

2008-13 NIEHS – “Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer of Toxic Hg in Aquatic Food Webs” Celia Chen (PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI), Robert Mason (Co-PI)

2009-10 USDA – “Effects of Landscape and Climate Change on Mercury Accumulation in Aquatic Ecosystems of the Northern Forest Region” Carol Folt (PI), Darren Ward (Co-PI)

2005-08 NIEHS – “Toxic Metals in the Northeast: From Biological to Environmental Implications”Joshua Hamilton (PI), Carol Folt (Associate Director), Bruce Stanton (Associate Director)

2005-08 NIEHS – “Trophic Transfer of Toxic Metals in Aquatic Food Webs” Carol Folt (PI), Celia Chen (Co-PI) (individual project in program)

2005-08 NIEHS – “Training Core” Carol Folt (Project Leader) (individual project in program)

2002-07 NSF – “Development of Methods Linking Genomic and Ecological Responses in a Freshwater Sentinel Species” Joshua Hamilton (PI), Celia Chen (Co-PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI), Joseph Shaw (Co-PI), Michael Lynch (Co-PI)

2002 NSF – “Acquisition of a Gas Chromatography Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry System for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Health Science Research at Dartmouth College” Xiahong Feng (PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI), Stefan Stürup (Co-PI)

2000-05 NIEHS – “Toxic Metals in the Northeast: From Biological to Environmental Implications”Joshua Hamilton (PI), Carol Folt (Associate Director)

2000-05 NIEHS – “Trophic Transfer of Toxic Metals in Aquatic Food Webs” Carol Folt (PI), Celia Chen (Co-PI) (individual project in program)

2000-05 NIEHS – “Outreach Core: Collaborative Initiative in Middle School Science Education with the Montshire Museum of Science” Carol Folt (PI), David Goudy (Co-PI) (individual project in program)

2002 NSF – “Fate and Transfer of Metals and PCB’s in Baiyangdian Lake” Celia Chen (PI), Meixun Zhao, Carol Folt (Co-PI)

2000 TSRI (Canada) – “Multiple Stressors – Effects on Native Amphibian Species of Forested Environments” Celia Chen (PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI)

2001 United States Forest Service (USFS) – “Restoration of Atlantic Salmon to New England Streams” Carol Folt (PI)

2000 Department of Education – “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need” Mary Lou Guerinot (PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI)

Past grants (partial list)

1995 NIEHS – “Variation in Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Metals in Lakes Throughout the Northeastern Region of the U.S.A.”  Carol Folt (PI), Celia Chen (Co-PI), Richard Stemberger (Co-PI)

1995 NIEHS – “Dartmouth Superfund Basic Research Grant: Toxic Metals” Joshua Hamilton (PI), Carol Folt (Associate Director)

NOAA/NMFS – “Atlantic Salmon Restoration in New England: Assessing Habitat Viability by Combining Stable Isotope Technology, Genetic Markers and Field Evaluation” Carol Folt (PI)

United States Forest Service – “A Collaborative Approach to the Restoration Ecology and Management of Juvenile Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Forested Ecosystems. Part I: Food and Energetics” Carol Folt (PI)

United States Forest Service – “Atlantic Salmon as a Model for Ecosystem Research and Management:  Current Status and Future Directions for Research”  Martha E. Mather (PI), Donna Parrish (Co-PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI)

Environmental Protection Agency – “Potential Effects of Global Warming on Aquatic Zooplankton”Marianne Moore (PI), Carol Folt (Co-PI)

N.E. Consortium for Undergraduate Science Education – “Mentoring Program for Women and Minorities in Science”Carol Folt (PI)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – “Food, Flow and Habitat Structure: Proposal for the Analysis of Habitat Quality and Potential Recruitment of Atlantic Salmon Fry” Carol Folt (PI)

NSF – Experimental Field Tests of the Effect of Biotic Neighborhoods on Zooplankton Dispersal” Carol Folt (PI)

NSF – “An Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Interactions among Zooplankton” Carol Folt (PI)

NSF – “An Analysis of Neighborhood Effects in Size-Structured Zooplankton Communities”Carol Folt (PI)

TEN PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES OF PARTICULAR NOTE

1. Gilbert-Diamond, D., Cottingham, K. L., Gruber, J. F., Punshon, T., Sayarath, V., Gandolfi, A. J., Baker, E. R., Jackson, B., Folt, C. L., and Karagas, M. R. (2011). Rice consumption contributes to arsenic exposure in US women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(51), 20656-20660.

2. Karimi, R., Fisher, N. S., & Folt, C. L. (2010). Multielement Stoichiometry in Aquatic Invertebrates: When Growth Dilution Matters. American Naturalist, 176(6), 699-709.

3. Karimi, R., Chen, C. Y., Pickhardt, P. C., Fisher, N. S., & Folt, C. L. (2007). Stoichiometric controls of mercury dilution by growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(18), 7477-7482.

4. Pickhardt, P. C., Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Klaue, B., & Blum, J. D. (2002). Algal blooms reduce the uptake of toxic methylmercury in freshwater food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(7), 4419-4423.

5. Chen, C. Y., Stemberger, R. S., Klaue, B., Blum, J. D., Pickhardt, P. C., & Folt, C. L. (2000). Accumulation of heavy metals in food web components across a gradient of lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, 45(7), 1525-1536.

6. Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Moore, M. V., & Burnaford, J. (1999). Synergism and antagonism among multiple stressors. Limnology and Oceanography, 44(3), 864-877.

7. Folt, C. L., & Burns, C. W. (1999). Biological drivers of zooplankton patchiness. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 14(8), 300-305.

8. Kennedy, B. P., Folt, C. L., Blum, J. D., & Chamberlain, C. P. (1997). Natural isotope markers in salmon. Nature, 387(6635), 766-767.

9. Moore, M., & Folt, C. L. (1993). Zooplankton Body Size and Community Structure – Effects of Thermal and Toxicant Stress. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 8(5), 178-183.

10. Folt, C., & Goldman, C. R. (1981). Allelopathy between Zooplankton – a Mechanism for Interference Competition. Science, 213(4512), 1133-1135.

 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Karimi, R., Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2016). Comparing nearshore benthic and pelagic prey as mercury sources to lake fish: the importance of prey quality and mercury content. Science of the Total Environment, 565, 211-221.

Karagas, M. R., Punshon, T., Sayarath, V., Jackson, B. P., Folt, C. L., & Cottingham, K. L. (2016). Association of Rice and Rice-Product Consumption With Arsenic Exposure Early in Life. Jama Pediatrics, 170(6), 609-616.

Carignan, C. C., Cottingham, K. L., Jackson, B. P., Farzan, S. F., Gandolfi, A. J., Punshon, T., Folt, C. L., & Karagas, M. R. (2015). Estimated Exposure to Arsenic in Breastfed and Formula-Fed Infants in a United States Cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(5), 500-506.

Cottingham, K. L., Karimi, R., Gruber, J. F., Zens, M. S., Sayarath, V., Folt, C. L., Punshon, T., Morris, J. S., & Karagas, M.R. (2013). Diet and toenail arsenic concentrations in a New Hampshire population with arsenic-containing water. Nutrition Journal, 12(149).

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2012). Do Low-Mercury Terrestrial Resources Subsidize Low-Mercury Growth of Stream Fish? Differences between Species along a Productivity Gradient. PLoS One, 7(11), e49582.

Glaholt, S. P., Chen, C. Y., Demidenko, E., Bugge, D. M., Folt, C. L., & Shaw, J. R. (2012). Adaptive iterative design (AID): A novel approach for evaluating the interactive effects of multiple stressors on aquatic organisms. Science of the Total Environment, 432, 57-64.

Ward, D. M., Mayes, B., Sturup, S., Folt, C. L., & Chen, C. Y. (2012). Assessing element-specific patterns of bioaccumulation across New England lakes. Science of the Total Environment, 421, 230-237.

Gilbert-Diamond, D., Cottingham, K. L., Gruber, J. F., Punshon, T., Sayarath, V., Gandolfi, A. J., Baker, E. R., Jackson, B., Folt, C. L., and Karagas, M. R. (2011). Rice consumption contributes to arsenic exposure in US women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(51), 20656-20660.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2011). Seasonal shift in the effects of predators on juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) energetics. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68(12), 2080-2089.

Karimi, R., Fisher, N. S., & Folt, C. L. (2010). Multielement Stoichiometry in Aquatic Invertebrates: When Growth Dilution Matters. American Naturalist, 176(6), 699-709.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2010). Bioaccumulation syndrome: identifying factors that make some stream food webs prone to elevated mercury bioaccumulation. Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2010, 1195, 62-83.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2010). Rapid, Efficient Growth Reduces Mercury Concentrations in Stream-Dwelling Atlantic Salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139(1), 1-10.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2010). Reduced Trace Element Concentrations in Fast-Growing Juvenile Atlantic Salmon in Natural Streams. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(9), 3245-3251.

Savarath, V., Kamin, R., Punshon, T., Rees, J., Folt, C., Zens, S., Flanagan, V., Baker, E., Troisi, R., Jackson, B., Korrick, S., & Karagas, M. (2009). Contribution of Food Borne Exposure to Arsenic and to Biomarker Levels. Epidemiology, 20(6), S182-S182.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2009). Increased Population Density and Suppressed Prey Biomass: Relative Impacts on Juvenile Atlantic Salmon Growth. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 138(1), 135-143.

Kennedy, B. P., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Habitat-mediated foraging limitations drive survival bottlenecks for juvenile salmon. Ecology, 89(9), 2529-2541.

Chen, C. Y., Hathaway, K. M., Thompson, D. G., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Multiple stressor effects of herbicide, pH, and food on wetland zooplankton and a larval amphibian. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 71(1), 209-218.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Predators reverse the direction of density dependence for juvenile salmon mortality. Oecologia, 156(3), 515-522.

Chen, C. Y., Pickhardt, P. C., Xu, M. Q., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Mercury and arsenic bioaccumulation and eutrophication in Baiyangdian Lake, China. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 190(1-4), 115-127.

Shaw, J. R., Colbourne, J. K., Davey, J. C., Glaholt, S. P., Hampton, T. H., Chen, C. Y., Folt, C. L., and Hamilton, J. W. (2007). Gene response profiles for Daphnia pulex exposed to the environmental stressor cadmium reveals novel crustacean metallothioneins. BMC Genomics, 8(477).

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Do native species limit survival of reintroduced Atlantic salmon in historic rearing streams? Biological Conservation, 141(1), 146-152.

Shaw, J. R., Glaholt, S. P., Greenberg, N. S., Sierra-Alvarez, R., & Folt, C. L. (2007). Acute toxicity of arsenic to Daphnia pulex: Influence of organic functional groups and oxidation state. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26(7), 1532-1537.

Karimi, R., Chen, C. Y., Pickhardt, P. C., Fisher, N. S., & Folt, C. L. (2007). Stoichiometric controls of mercury dilution by growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(18), 7477-7482.

Hogan, L. S., Marschall, E., Folt, C., & Stein, R. A. (2007). How non-native species in Lake Erie influence trophic transfer of mercury and lead to top predators. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(1), 46-61.

Rees, J. R., Sturup, S., Chen, C., Folt, C., & Karagas, M. R. (2007). Toenail mercury and dietary fish consumption. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 17(1), 25-30.

Ward, D. M., Nislow, K. H., Armstrong, J. D., Einum, S., & Folt, C. L. (2007). Is the shape of the density-growth relationship for stream salmonids evidence for exploitative rather than interference competition? Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(1), 135-138.

Karimi, R., & Folt, C. L. (2006). Beyond macronutrients: element variability and multielement stoichiometry in freshwater invertebrates. Ecology Letters, 9(12), 1273-1283.

Renshaw, C. E., Bostick, B. C., Feng, X. H., Wong, C. K., Winston, E. S., Karimi, R., Folt, C. L., & Chen, C. Y. (2006). Impact of land disturbance on the fate of arsenical pesticides. Journal of Environmental Quality, 35(1), 61-67.

Shaw, J. R., Dempsey, T. D., Chen, C. Y., Hamilton, J. W., & Folt, C. L. (2006). Comparative toxicity of cadmium, zinc, and mixtures of cadmium and zinc to daphnids. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25(1), 182-189.

Stürup, S., Chen, C., Jukosky, J., & Folt, C. (2005). Isotope dilution quantification of 200Hg2+ and CH3201Hg+ enriched species-specific tracers in aquatic systems by cold vapor ICPMS and algebraic de-convoluting. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 242(2-3), 225-231.

Pickhardt, P. C., Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Klaue, B., & Blum, J. D. (2005). Impacts of zooplankton composition and algal enrichment on the accumulation of mercury in an experimental freshwater food web. Science of the Total Environment, 339(1-3), 89-101.

Kennedy, B. P., Chamberlain, C. P., Blum, J. D., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2005). Comparing naturally occurring stable isotopes of nitrogen, carbon, and strontium as markers for the rearing locations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62(1), 48-57.

Chen, C. Y., Stemberger, R. S., Kamman, N. C., Mayes, B. M., & Folt, C. L. (2005). Patterns of Hg bioaccumulation and transfer in aquatic food webs across multi-lake studies in the northeast US. Ecotoxicology, 14(1-2), 135-147.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2005). High plankton densities reduce mercury biomagnification. Environmental Science & Technology, 39(1), 115-121.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C.L. (2005). High plankton abundance reduces trophic transfer of mercury. SETAC globe.

Wickre, J. B., Karagas, M. R., Folt, C. L., & Sturup, S. (2004). Environmental exposure and fingernail analysis of arsenic and mercury in children and adults in a Nicaraguan gold mining community. Archives of Environmental Health, 59(8), 400-409.

Nislow, K. H., Einum, S., & Folt, C. L. (2004). Testing predictions of the critical period for survival concept using experiments with stocked Atlantic salmon. Journal of Fish Biology, 65, 188-200.

Kennedy, B. P., Klaue, B., Blum, J. D., & Folt, C. L. (2004). Integrative measures of consumption rates in salmon: expansion and application of a trace element approach. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(5), 1009-1020.

Chen, C. Y., Hathaway, K. M., & Folt, C. L. (2004). Multiple stress effects of Vision (R) herbicide, pH, and food on zooplankton and larval amphibian species from forest wetlands. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23(4), 823-831.

Nislow, K. H., Sepulveda, A. J., & Folt, C. L. (2004). Mechanistic linkage of hydrologic regime to summer growth of age-0 Atlantic salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 133(1), 79-88.

Quinn, M. R., Feng, X. H., Folt, C. L., & Chamberlain, C. P. (2003). Analyzing trophic transfer of metals in stream food webs using nitrogen isotopes. Science of the Total Environment, 317(1-3), 73-89.

Folt C. L., Chen C. Y., Pickhardt P.C. (2002). Using plankton food web variables as indicators for the accumulation of toxic metals in fish. In: Wilson S. H., Suk W. A. (Eds.), Biomarkers of environmentally associated disease: Technologies, concepts, and perspectives pp. 287–306. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Lewis Publishers.

Nislow, K. H., Magilligan, F. J., Folt, C. L., & Kennedy, B. P. (2002). Within-basin variation in the short-term effects of a major flood on stream fishes and invertebrates. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 17(2), 305-318.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2002). Ecophysiological responses to warming events by two sympatric zooplankton species. Journal of Plankton Research, 24(6), 579-589.

Kennedy, B. P., Klaue, A., Blum, J. D., Folt, C. L., & Nislow, K. H. (2002). Reconstructing the lives of fish using Sr isotopes in otoliths. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59(6), 925-929.

Pickhardt, P. C., Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Klaue, B., & Blum, J. D. (2002). Algal blooms reduce the uptake of toxic methylmercury in freshwater food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(7), 4419-4423.

Kennedy, B. P., Blum, J. D., Folt, C. L., & Nislow, K. H. (2000). Using natural strontium isotopic signatures as fish markers: methodology and application. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 57(11), 2280-2292.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (2000). Bioaccumulation and diminution of arsenic and lead in a freshwater food web. Environmental Science & Technology, 34(18), 3878-3884.

Chen, C. Y., Stemberger, R. S., Klaue, B., Blum, J. D., Pickhardt, P. C., & Folt, C. L. (2000). Accumulation of heavy metals in food web components across a gradient of lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, 45(7), 1525-1536.

Nislow, K. H., Folt, C. L., & Parrish, D. L. (2000). Spatially explicit bioenergetic analysis of habitat quality for age-0 Atlantic salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 129(5), 1067-1081.

Folt, C. L., & Burns, C. W. (1999). Biological drivers of zooplankton patchiness. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 14(8), 300-305.

Nislow, K. H., Folt, C. L., & Parrish, D. L. (1999). Favorable foraging locations for young Atlantic salmon: Application to habitat and population restoration. Ecological Applications, 9(3), 1085-1099.

Chen, C. Y., Sillett, K. B., Folt, C. L., Whittemore, S. L., & Barchowsky, A. (1999). Molecular and demographic measures of arsenic stress in Daphnia pulex. Hydrobiologia, 401, 229-238.

Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Moore, M. V., & Burnaford, J. (1999). Synergism and antagonism among multiple stressors. Limnology and Oceanography, 44(3), 864-877.

Mather, M. E., Parrish, D. L., Folt, C. L., & DeGraaf, R. M. (1998). Integrating across scales: effectively applying science for the successful conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55, 1-8.

Wilzbach, M. A., Mather, M. E., Folt, C. L., Moore, A., Naiman, R. J., Youngson, A. F., & McMenemy, J. (1998). Proactive responses to human impacts that balance development and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) conservation: an integrative model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55, 288-302.

Folt, C. L., Nislow, K. H., & Power, M. E. (1998). Implications of temporal and spatial scale for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) research. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55, 9-21.

Harrington, R. R., Kennedy, B. P., Chamberlain, C. P., Blum, J. D., & Folt, C. L. (1998). N-15 enrichment in agricultural catchments: field patterns and applications to tracking Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Chemical Geology, 147(3-4), 281-294.

Nislow, K. H., Folt, C., & Seandel, M. (1998). Food and foraging behavior in relation to microhabitat use and survival of age-0 Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55(1), 116-127.

Kennedy, B. P., Folt, C. L., Blum, J. D., & Chamberlain, C. P. (1997). Natural isotope markers in salmon. Nature, 387(6635), 766-767.

Chen, C. Y., Folt, C. L., & Cook, S. (1997). The potential for hybridization in freshwater copepods. Oecologia, 111(4), 557-564.

Moore, M. V., Pace, M. L., Mather, J. R., Murdoch, P. S., Howarth, R. W., Chen, C. Y., Flebbe, P. A., Folt, C. L., Hemond, H. F., & Driscoll, C. T. (1997). Potential effects of climate change on freshwater ecosystems of the New England/Mid-Atlantic region. In: Cushing, C. E. (Ed.), Ecosystems and Climate Change In North America: A Regional Assessmentpp. 107-130. Chichester, NY: Wiley.

Moore, M. V., Pace, M. L., Mather, J. R., Murdoch, P. S., Howarth, R. W., Folt, C. L., Chen, C. Y., Hemond, H. F., Flebbe, P.A., & Driscoll, C. T. (1997). Potential effects of climate change on freshwater ecosystems of the New England/Mid-Atlantic Region. Hydrological Processes, 11(8), 925-947.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (1996). Consequences of fall warming for zooplankton overwintering success. Limnology and Oceanography, 41(5), 1077-1086.

Moore, M. V., Folt, C. L., & Stemberger, R. S. (1996). Consequences of elevated temperatures for zooplankton assemblages in temperate lakes. Archiv für Hydrobiolgia, 135(3), 289-319.

IPCC Working Group II Chapter 10 – Hydrology and Freshwater Ecology.  (1996). Contributing author. In: Watson, R. T., Zinyowera, M. C., Moss, R. T. & Dokken, D. J. (Eds.), Climate Change 1995 – Impacts, Adaptations And Mitigation Of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Aspects. IPCC SAR WG2 1996.

Moore, M. V., Chen, C. Y., Driscoll, C. T., Flebbe, P. A., Folt, C. L., Hemond, H. F., Howarth, R. W., Mather, J. R., Murdoch, P. S., and Pace, M. L. (1995).  Summary – New England Mid/Atlantic Region.  In: McKnight, D. M. and Covich, A. P. (Eds.), Regional Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems and Climate Change in North America. Briefing Report. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography & North American Benthological Society.

Folt, C. L., & Schulze, P. C. (1993). Spatial Patchiness, Individual-Performance and Predator Impacts. Oikos, 68(3), 560-566.

Folt, C., Schulze, P. C., & Baumgartner, K. (1993). Characterizing a Zooplankton Neighborhood – Small-Scale Patterns of Association and Abundance. Freshwater Biology, 30(2), 289-300.

Chen, C. Y., & Folt, C. L. (1993). Measures of Food Quality as Demographic-Predictors in Fresh-Water Copepods. Journal of Plankton Research, 15(11), 1247-1261.

Moore, M., & Folt, C. (1993). Zooplankton Body Size and Community Structure – Effects of Thermal and Toxicant Stress. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 8(5), 178-183.

Jones, M., Folt, C., & Guarda, S. (1991). Characterizing Individual, Population and Community Effects of Sublethal Levels of Aquatic Toxicants – an Experimental Case-Study Using Daphnia. Freshwater Biology, 26(1), 35-44.

Dionne, M., & Folt, C. L. (1991). An Experimental-Analysis of Macrophyte Growth Forms as Fish Foraging Habitat. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 48(1), 123-131.

Schulze, P. C., & Folt, C. L. (1990). Food Resources, Survivorship, and Reproduction of the Omnivorous Calanoid Copepod Epischura-Lacustris. Ecology, 71(6), 2224-2240.

Dionne, M., Butler, M., & Folt, C. (1990). Plant-Specific Expression of Antipredator Behavior by Larval Damselflies. Oecologia, 83(3), 371-377.

Folt, C. L., & Byron, E. R. (1989). A Comparison of the Effects of Prey and Non-Prey Neighbors on Foraging Rates of Epischura-Nevadensis (Copepoda, Calanoida). Freshwater Biology, 21(2), 283-293.

Folt, C. L., Wevers, M. J., Yoderwilliams, M. P., & Howmiller, R. P. (1989). Field-Study Comparing Growth and Viability of a Population of Phototrophic Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 55(1), 78-85.

Schulze, P. C., & Folt, C. L. (1989). Effects of Conspecifics and Phytoplankton on Predation Rates of the Omnivorous Copepods Epischura-Lacustris and Epischura-Nordenskioldi. Limnology and Oceanography, 34(2), 444-450.

Folt, C. L., Crumpton, W. C., & Goldman, C. R. (1988). The consequences of food resource partitioning on size-structured zooplankton communities.  Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol., 23, 315-327.

Folt, C. L. (1987). The causes and consequences of zooplankton patchiness. In: Kerfoot, W. C. & Sih, A. (Eds.), Predation: Direct And Indirect Impacts On Aquatic Communities. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Folt, C. L. (1985).  Predator efficiencies and prey risks at high and low prey density. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 22,3210-3214.

Byron, E. R., Folt, C. L., & Goldman, C. R. (1984). Copepod and Cladoceran Success in an Oligotrophic Lake. Journal of Plankton Research, 6(1), 45-65.

Folt, C. L., Rybock, J. T., & Goldman, C. R. (1982). The Effect of Prey Composition and Abundance on the Predation Rate and Selectivity of Mysis-Relicta. Hydrobiologia, 93(1-2), 133-143.

Folt, C., & Goldman, C. R. (1981). Allelopathy between Zooplankton – a Mechanism for Interference Competition. Science, 213(4512), 1133-1135.

Threlkeld, S. J., Rybock, J. T., Morgan, M. D., Folt, C. L., & Goldman, C. R. (1978). The effects of an introduced invertebrate predator and food resource variation on zooplankton dynamics in an ultraoligotrophic lake. In: Kerfoot, W. C., (Ed.), The Evolution and Ecology of Zooplankton Communities pp. 555-568. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

BOOKS

Writing Successful Science Proposals.Friedland, A. J. and Folt, C. L.  Peking University Press. Chinese translation. Second Edition 2010; First edition 2000.

THESES

Folt, C. L. The effects of species interactions on the feeding and mortality of zooplankton.  PhD dissertation. Univ. of Calif. 144 p.

Folt, C. L.  The abundance and distribution of Thiopedia rosea in Zaca Lake, California.  Master’s dissertation. Univ. of Calif. 116 p.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (partial list, 2000 – present)

Competitive Grant Panels

National Science Foundation – New Centers Competitive Grants Program (Winter 2008; Spring 2010; Summer 2010)

National Science Foundation – Committee of Visitors, Review Panel for Infrastructure  DEB (Summer 2003, Summer 2006)

National Science Foundation – Ecology Panel (1999-2001)

ASLO Dialog Selection/Nomination Committee: San Jose, CA (2003)

Editorial Board Experience

Oecologia – Member of Editorial Board (former)

Ecological Society of America – Member Editorial Board (former)

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science – Guest Editor

Societas Internationale Limnologie – Guest Editor

Scientific Societies

American Association of Limnology and Oceanography ; Elected At-Large to board

Ecological Society of America: Vice-chair – Aquatic section, Member Editorial Board    

 

GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS ~ 100+ graduate and undergraduate students

Graduate Thesis Advisor

Chen, Celia Y. PhD. The effect of food quality on behavior, growth and population dynamics of herbivorous copepods.

Chiavelli, Deborah. PhD. The influence of host distribution and movement on colonization and population dynamics of an ectosymbiont.

Conroy, Lou-Anne. MS/MALS.  Dams and rivers: a regional study of the history, politics and ecological impacts of flood control and beaver dams in Northern New England.

Darling, Ruth.  PhD. The importance of prey patch composition and abundance on the foraging efficiency of planktivorous freshwater fishes.

Dionne, Michele.  PhD. Littoral habitat structure and the role of macrophyte growth form in the foraging ecology of the pumpkinseed sunfish.

Karimi, Roxanne. PhD.  The role of the benthic food web in the movement of toxic metals through aquatic food webs to humans.

Kennedy, Brian P.  PhD.  Linking Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and their streams: chemical records of salmon habitat, performance and movements.

Nislow, Keith H. PhD.  Interactive effects of habitat and prey on stream fish performance: implications for Atlantic salmon restoration in New England streams.

Olenec, Kristina Fjeld. MPH. An analysis of a public health problem. What are the human health costs of mercury exposure in-utero derived from coal combustion?

Pickhardt, Paul C. PhD. Zooplankton accumulation of trace metals: mechanisms and taxonomic consequences in freshwater pelagic systems.

Schulze, Peter C. PhD. The effects of food resources and conspecifics on the foraging, survivorship, and reproduction of the omnivorous copepod, Epischura lacustris.

Ward, Darren M. PhD.  Linking density-dependent survival and growth of juvenile Atlantic salmon to their predators and prey.

Member of dissertation committees ~ 20+ PhD and MS student from Dartmouth and other institutions 

Undergraduate Studentsincluding 19 honors theses and Mellon minority fellows, 15+ multi-term research projects, 10 Women-In-Science interns, > 50 multi-term research assistants