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Lane Vail

Title/s: Research Associate
STEP Program Coordinator

Office #: BVM Hall 215

Phone: 773-508-3289

E-mail: lvail@luc.edu


Lane teaches the Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) Water and Food Systems courses at the Institute. Her teaching and research interests focus on studying how human activities affect the environment and engaging students in hands-on projects that encourage action-based solutions to environmental problems. She mentors several food-related student campus projects and manages the Urban Agriculture Demonstration Garden and Rosemarie Rochetta Wieses Rooftop Garden on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

Prior to teaching STEP, Lane studied aquatic ecology at Loyola and conducted her graduate research investigating the effects of invasive cattail, Typha X glauca, on nutrient dynamics in a Great Lakes coastal wetland.  



M.S. Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Loyola University Chicago, 2009

B.A. Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002


Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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