Lara Aniskoff is a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Massachusetts where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Environmental Conservation. She holds a M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Natural Resource Science and Management, where she focused on simulating the effects of alternative crops on the streamflow of the Minnesota River. Additionally, she has a M.S. from the University of Connecticut in Environmental Engineering, where she studied the impact of combined sewer systems in Hartford, CT on the Connecticut River. Lara also has four years experience working for the MN Department of Transportation in the Water Resources office doing highway stormwater drainage design.
Recently, she has been working with UMass faculty in creating a GIS based decision support tool to highlight land parcels in the landscape that have high natural resource values. She has also been investigating the effect of climate change on seasonal streamflow in the Niger River Basin.