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Saving Fish through Institutional Partnerships: Rafaela Schinegger

Fulbright Austrian Scholar and fisheries scientist Dr. Rafaela Schinegger spent a semester at Michigan State University exploring the impact of humans on rivers and river fish and how fish populations respond to different ecological stresses. While on her Fulbright grant, she initiated a new partnership entitled CROSSFISH, which connects her home university, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria (BOKU), with Michigan State. According to the Freshwaterblog.net, “With CROSSFISH, we want to highlight similarities and differences in the status of fish habitats and assemblages in Europe and the United States, and the threats they face. Our work examines data quality as well as the forces and policies that impact the ecology of river ecosystems and their fish assemblages.” She also coordinates research projects on fish ecology, sustainable hydropower use and ecosystem services in the Alps and across Europe. For more information, see her article in the Freshwaterblog:  Photo from Freshwaterblog.net