About Samantha Baxter

Samantha M. Baxter is a Writer and the Managing Editor for Fondriest Environmental. She is in the process of obtaining B.A. degrees in Integrated Language Arts Education and Political Science at Wright State University. She was hired as an intern in the spring of 2022 and has continued to work as a writer and editor for the Environmental Monitor, FishSens Magazine and other Fondriest Environmental pages. As a writer, Samantha works with researchers from across the country to craft stories that highlight their work and its impacts. As an editor, Samantha works with graphic designers, fellow writers, and various environmental professionals to create unique content for Fondriest Environmental. Samantha enjoys swimming, running, reading and playing video games in her free time.

Articles By Samantha Baxter

Core sampling for environmental chemistry in the Klamath Reservoirs.
A water research analyst prepares an EXO1 Sonde for spot sampling.
Data buoy in seemingly clean water, but the white foamy scum on the water surface contained high concentrations of cyanobacteria (MIcrocystis aeruginosa), a tell-tale indicator or harmful algal blooms.
Co-founder and CEO of ecoSPEARS Sergie Albino standing in front of a small pond holding his remediation tool, ecoSPEARS.
Upper Scioto River nutrient sampling site in Kenton, OH. This site does not have a building, so the X2 data logger and sondes, located down in the river, are powered by the solar panel.
NRCan wildfire researchers conducting fieldwork in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories
rooftop air monitoring site with DEC and DOH equipment.
Aeration equipment deployed within Leslie Run.
A Chemists Without Borders volunteer, wearing a bright orange scarf, takes a break from her work and washes at one of the many hand-pumped wells in the area.
Webcam sentinels stand watch over the new eruption within Halema‘uma‘u Crater, at the summit of Kīlauea volcano, in the early morning hours of January 6, 2023. USGS photo taken from the south rim.
Environmental Monitor Winter 2023: Protecting Biodiversity through Monitoring
Aquatic vegetation blooming on the surface of a reservoir in Brazil.
Twenty-four trained Weed Watcher volunteers took to Newfound Lake as part of the lake-wide Weed Stampede, surveying for invasive aquatic plants. During the two-day event, volunteers paddled 78.5 miles and surveyed over 60% of the lake’s near-shore area
A blue Sevenson dredger on the water
Sericomyrmex amabilis farmer ant worker atop her fungus garden. This species is host to guest ant social parasite
Researchers installing a Surface elevation table (SET) at Piermont Marsh, Rockland County. HRNERR uses this to measure sediment accrual in the Marsh
reef balls, which help with coastal restoration, being installed in upper Narragansett Bay
Environmental Monitor Spring 2022 page spread
Water Pollution
Diver holding a bag of mussels during an endangered mussel survey dive