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Distinguished resident ecologist series

November 1, 2013

Colorado State University's Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) Distinguished Ecologists Series presents Resident Distinguished Ecologist Kurt Fausch.

Wednesday, November 13
3-5 p.m.
Cherokee Park Ballroom
Lory Student Center

Stream ecologist

Fausch is a professor in CSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the Warner College of Natural Resources and is a world-renowned expert in the ecology and management of trout and other stream fishes.

He will be presenting a seminar titled “Crossing boundaries to explore the hidden mysteries of linked stream-riparian ecosystems.”

A reception will be held immediately following the seminar in the University Club. The event is free and open to everyone.

Series hosts renowned scientists

This event is part of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology's Distinguished Ecologists Series which brings internationally-known scientists to CSU for two to three days to present their cutting-edge research and to interact with students and faculty in several formal and informal settings.  

In 2007, the series was expanded to include one Resident Distinguished ecologist. These ecologists are nominated by GDPE faculty and students and ultimately chosen by the GDPE Executive Committee. 

About Kurt Fausch

Fausch has worked at the interface between the ecology and management of stream ecosystems, with a focus on stream fish. Most of his research has been collaborative with graduate students and colleagues, and has focused on the effects of nonnative trout and salmon on stream fish and stream-riparian ecosystems, management and restoration of stream fishes and their habitat at local to riverscape scales, and linkages between stream and riparian food webs.

Fausch has worked at CSU for 31 years and has taught courses in population and community ecology, fish ecology, fisheries science, and ichthyology, and is currently teaching courses in fish conservation and sustaining river hydroecosystems.

Kurt Fausch is a stream ecologist and professor at Colorado State University.His collaborative research has taken him throughout Colorado, the West, and worldwide, including to Hokkaido in northern Japan where he worked with colleagues over a 15-year period.

These experiences were chronicled in the documentary film RiverWebs, which has been broadcast to over 100 million homes in the U.S. on PBS.

He has received several awards for his research and outreach, including the first International Fisheries Science Prize from the World Council of Fisheries Societies (2008) and two Awards of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society (2010). He was named an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in 2010.

He serves on the Independent Science Advisory Board of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, which advises managers and policy makers in the Columbia River basin about fish and wildlife conservation. During 2012-13, Kurt was Acting Director of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology.

Fausch is currently writing a book to help the general public understand the interconnections between streams and rivers and their landscapes, and the importance of conserving these ecosystems. For additional information on Fausch visit his website.

Contact: Bryony Wardell
Phone: (970) 491-2542