Dr. Jasmine Saros is a Professor of Paleolimnology at the University of Maine in Orono. She serves as the Associate Director of the Climate Change Institute, and Director of the Sawyer Water Research Laboratory. Jasmine investigates how lake ecosystems respond to climate change and air pollution over multiple time scales. She uses a comparative lake approach, and works on lakes in the Arctic, alpine, boreal and temperate areas; including Maine, Greenland and the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Jasmine has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and leads several international working groups focused on using lakes as sentinels of environmental change.