Ted Auch

Ted is the Great Lakes Program Coordinator and Lead Research for The FracTracker Alliance and an adjunct faculty member of the Cleveland State University Faculty's Biology, Geology, Environmental Science Department.

He received his PhD from the University of Vermont investigating the response of the plant-soil interface to climate warming with a focus on leaf litter and Coarse Woody Debris decomposition.

Prior to that he pursued an MS at Virginia Tech looking at the factors that most effect reforestation success across strip-mines and mountain-top removal sites throughout southern Appalachia.

His primary current interests at FracTracker are the land-use/land-cover (LULC) footprint of shale gas industry, the water-energy nexus, and how frac sand mining is changing the northern Mississippi Valley's landscape.

Contact Information: [email protected]; 802-343-6771