Hobart & William Smith Speaker Series: Fish Tales from the Finger Lakes

Many important fish that contribute to the foodweb inhabit the tributaries that feed our Finger Lakes. This presentation will describe the study of species interactions within flowing waters. Three case studies using Seneca Lake will be presented on current ecological and environmental topics highlighting research efforts as well as estrogen and other local concerns within the Seneca Lake watershed and the watersheds of the Finger Lakes.

Susan Cushman received her B.S. with a major in Biology from William Smith College and her M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University. She has her Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Dr. Cushman has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 2007 where she teaches Biology and is a Research Scientist at the Finger Lakes Institute. Her areas of research include stream ecosystems, invasive species, habitat restoration and water quality.