Rowshyra Castañeda | Studying Invasive Freshwater Species

Feb 24, 2021  11:00 - 11:45

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

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Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Dr. Rowshyra Castañeda is a postdoctoral researcher at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Rowshyra studies the ecology of endangered and invasive freshwater species. Her goal is to understand the threats to freshwater species and find solutions to conserve, protect, and recover endangered populations of fishes and mussels. To achieve her goals, Rowshyra uses underwater cameras to detect and quantify endangered fishes to minimize disturbance to the fishes and the environment. Rowshyra also studies invasive freshwater species, which can have negative impacts of native plants and animals. She has studied endangered and invasive freshwater fishes in Canada, Mozambique, and South Africa.

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