Staff Listing

Gary A. Lamberti, Acting Director


Dr. Lamberti is the Gillen Acting Director of UNDERC. He oversees UNDERC facilities, operations, and educational programs, along with working collaboratively with the Land O' Lakes property managers and the CSC to maximize benefits of the field station.  Dr. Lamberti is an aquatic ecologist with active research programs around the Great Lakes and in Alaska, where his laboratory studies the structure and function of streams, rivers, and wetlands on a changing planet.  Dr. Lamberti also directs the Stream and Wetland Ecology Laboratory and the GLOBES Graduate Program.

Contact Information

Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-7186

Telephone (UNDERC-East): (906) 842-8633


Michael J. Cramer, Assistant Director-East


Dr. Cramer monitors small mammal populations at UNDERC-East.

Dr. Cramer has been the Assistant Director for UNDERC-East since 2007. He oversees the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology, East, and teaches the Vertebrate Ecology module. He also mentors students on studies of small mammal ecology and behavior. His research focuses on foraging behavior of small mammals, the effects of predation risk on small mammal behavior, and the long-term effects of climate change on small mammal populations, especially deer mice (genus Peromyscus). 

Contact Information

Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-0970

Telephone (UNDERC-East): (906) 842-2486


David G. Flagel, Assistant Director-West 


Flagel West

Dr. Flagel has been the Assistant Director of UNDERC-West since Fall 2015. He oversees the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology, West, and oversees the Wildlife Ecology module. He also mentors a wide variety of student research on top-down and indirect effects. His research focuses on the indirect effects of predators on forest plant communities and the ecology of fear, particularly on how gray wolves (Canis lupus) impact the distribution and foraging behavior of their primary prey (ungulates) and primary competitors (coyotes, Canis latrans).

Contact Information

Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-2612

Telephone (UNDERC-West): (406) 644-2478


Sherry DePoy

Sherry DePoy, UNDERC administrative assistant

Sherry DePoy has been the administrative assistant at UNDERC since 2015. She has been at Notre Dame for 36 years, previously working within Chemical Engineering, General Counsel, and Student Accounts.  In 2018, Sherry received the REF (Responsive, Effective, and Friendly) Award from the Office of Research. Sherry is a NASCAR enthusiast, enjoys camping, traveling "up north", and an ardent lover of animals. She has two cats named Stokley and Peyton.

Contact Information

Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-7186