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Teaches Chemistry and Environmental courses including Chemistry for Health Sciences, Survey of Organic Chemistry, Ecology and the Environmental Challenge, Special Topics: Food, and Senior Research.
Scholarly interests – Sustainability research, climate change solutions, the intersection of science and public policy.
Jeanne Gulnick studies the biogeochemical controls in bacterial activity and production in aquatic environments and, specifically, the relationship between bacterial production and phytoplankton primary production in Sebago Lake and Casco Bay. She recently co-authored a paper on patterns of carbon mineralization and bio-irrigation in the sediments of Casco Bay.
A good deal of Professor Gulnick’s focus has been on sustainability initiatives at Saint Joseph’s College. As sustainability coordinator, she oversees the campus Eco-Reps, a group of paid students who promote environmentally sustainable behavior among their peers. Outside of work, Professor Gulnick says, “I love my hanging out with my family on Peaks Island, appreciating the beautiful natural world that Maine offers, including our mountains, lakes, and especially our stunning coastline, as well as training for and competing in endurance athletic events. I have also practiced yoga steadily for over 15 years.”