Lake George
Darrin Fresh Water Institute
Darrin Fresh Water Institute,
5060 Lake Shore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

(518) 644-3541
Fax (518) 644-3640

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Tiffini Burlingame

Research Assistant

Tiffini Burlingame is a research associate with the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, an environmental research division of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute located on Lake George in Bolton Landing.  She has been with the institute since the spring of 2004.  Tiffini attended The University of West Florida and received her BS in Biology from The State University of New York at Albany. 

Tiffini heads up the Lake George Coliform Monitoring program and the Cedar Lane Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring Station. She is also involved with the Lake George Offshore Chemical Monitoring program, the Saratoga Lake Aquatic Plant Survey, Great Sacandaga Lake Monitoring, and has assisted in plant identification for various other lake surveys.  Tiffini’s research interests include aquatic chemistry with focus on the effects of atmospheric deposition along with aquatic biology focusing mostly on microbiology, and aquatic plants. She would love to further her research in the general area of ichthyology.


tiffini burlingameIn Tiffini’s free time she enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and spending time with her two partners in crime, Isabella (boxer) and Sofia (bullmastiff).




Contact Information:

Tiffini Burlingame
Research Assistant
Darrin Fresh Water Institute
5060 Lakeshore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY  12814
Ph (518) 644-3541
Fax (518) 644-3640

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