Gaytha Langlois

Gaytha A. Langlois

Professor Langlois, whose scholarly pursuits include microbial communities associated with coral reefs and oil-stressed ecosystems, the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems, and protection strategies for endangered Metasequoia redwoods in China, also has extensive experience in crafting municipal and statewide environmental policies. Her courses focus on broad policy implications, system challenges, innovative technology solutions, and sustainable business practices. Formerly Chair of the Department of Science and Technology from 2008-2014 and again in 2017-2018, Langlois helped to create new academic programs in Environmental Science and Biology, including the M.S. in Global Environmental Studies degree program, and collaborated with colleagues to envision new laboratory facilities, research programs, and faculty recruitment needs.
Langlois was integrally involved in the Bryant’s collaborative learning at a distance program (CLD) in Belarus, and has traveled extensively in China and Tibet as part of Bryant's global education initiatives. She is currently President of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) and will serve on the Executive Committee until 2022.

Ph D, University of Rhode Island

MA, University of Rhode Island

BA, Eastern Nazarene College

Goldsmith, K.,Langlois, G.,Phillips, A., Effectiveness of Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizational Efforts in Protecting Rhode Island Woodlands: An Assessment of a Collaborative Model, Northeastern Natural History Journal.

Langlois, G.,Phillips, A., Ecology Laboratory Manual, .

Langlois, G., Denis Lynn and ISOP: Poet, Stateman and Scholar Extraordinaire, Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, Taylor & Francis, Publishers, 2020.

Langlois, G., Trees or Panels--The Carbon Trade-Off: Assessing the Effect of Community Solar on Rhode Island Communities, News from Hudsonia, 2020.

Langlois, G.,Phillips, A.,Howard, K., Laboratory and Field Studies in Ecology, Laboratory Manual for Ecology, 2019.

Cai, X.,Chen, Y.,Pan, X.,Wang, J.,Wu, W.,Zhang, S.,Wang, Y.,Jing, X.,Langlois, G.,Qiu, Z., Ultrastructural Observation of Pseudoamphisiella lacazei Reveals More Morphological Features and Provides Taxonomical Evidence, Insights in Aquaculture and Biotechnology, 2017.

Hubbard, A. S.,Langlois, G.,Crowley-Parmentier, J., , Northeast Natural History Association, 2017.

Langlois, G.,Cournoyer, N.,Leng, Q.,Phillips, A., A new morphological discovery sheds light on the difficult management of the invasive Cabomba caroliniana (Carolina Fanwort) in New England freshwater ecosystems. Paper number “Sun-PM2-F-3”, Northeast Natural History Conference 2017 (the 17th NENHC), Cromwell, Connecticut, USA, 21-23 April 2017, 2017.

Langlois, G.,Crowley-Parmentier, J., Energy Management Investigations, Academix, 2017.

Warren, A.,Patterson, D. J.,Dunthorn, M.,Clamp, J. C.,Achilles-Day, U. E.,Aescht, E.,Al-Farraj, S. A.,Al-Quraishy, S.,Al-Rasheid, K.,Carr, M.,Day, J. G.,Dellinger, M.,El-Serehy, H. A.,Fan, Y.,Gao, F.,Gao, S.,Gong, J.,Gupta, R.,Hu, X.,Kamra, K.,Langlois, G.,Lin, X.,Lipscomb, D.,Lobban, C. S.,Luporini, P.,Lynn, D. H.,Ma, H.,Macek, M.,Mackenzie-Dodds, J.,Makhija, S.,Mansergh, R. I.,Martín-Cereceda, M.,McMiller, N.,Montagnes, D. J.,Nikolaeva, S.,Ong'ondo, G. O.,Pérez-Uz, B.,Purushothaman, J.,Quintela-Alonso, P.,Rotterová, J.,Santoferrara, L.,Shao, C.,Shen, Z.,Shi, X.,Song, W.,Stoeck, T.,La Terza, A.,Vallesi, A.,Wang, M.,Weisse, T.,Wiackowski, K.,Wu, L.,Xu, K.,Yi, Z.,Zufall, R.,Agatha, S., Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora), Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2017.

Mott, S. F.,Reid, A.,Langlois, G.,Hokeness, K., Biology 1 Laboratory: Principles of Biology Investigations, Academx Publishing, 2015.

Langlois, G.,Yang, H.,Leng, Q., Early Paleogene Arctic terrestrial ecosystems affected by the change of polar hydrology under global warming: Implications for modern climate change at high latitudes, Science China Earth Science, 2010.

Merit Award , 2018

Sustainability Champion, 2018

Alumna of the Year, 2013

Merit Award, 2013

Distinguished Faculty Award, 2009

Special Alumnus Award, 2008

Distinguished Faculty Award, 2005

Outstanding Service Award, 2005

Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1984

EPA Merit Award, 1978

Microbial Ecology, Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Coastal Resilience; Water Pollution; GIS; Land Use Planning, Hazardous Waste Management, Renewable Energy

Oil Pollution Impacts on Marine and Estuarine Microbial Communities; Coral Reef Ciliates; Ecology of Metasequoia; Energy Policy; Wetlands Ecology

International Society of Protistologists

International Society of Protistologists

Rhode Island Natural History Survey

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission

National Audubon Society

Rhode Island Green Building Council

Audubon Society of Rhode Island