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