I am a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Trinity Hamilton at the University of Minnesota.  My research interests include stream ecology, microbial ecology of glacial-melt streams, glaciers and periglacial environments, and traditional ecological knowledge.  I have been traveling and working in China and Asia for most of my career. During my PhD, I researched and lived in a Kham Tibetan village in the upper reaches of the Mekong River.  My teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary - including sustainability issues at the nexus of business and the environment: circular economy, product life cycle assessment, and sustainable ways of living to mitigate biodiversity loss and climate impact.  I would especially like to thank the National Science Foundation for supporting me in making my leap from an international corporate career to a career in science.


Heather Fair

PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MBA, The University of Miami, Miami, FL

BSBA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH