The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Beyeler, a research scientist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, will address students during a SmartChat speaking engagement. Her presentation regarding Environmental Science will take place March 8 at 4 p.m. on the GSSM campus in Hartsville.
Beyeler holds a PhD in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in environmental science from the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Goshen College, located in Goshen, Indiana.
Beyeler has coordinated the Hudson River Estuary Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Program since 2009. Her research primarily focuses on the use of ecological indicators to improve our understanding of how ecological threats, such as habitat fragmentation and climate change, degrade environmental health. This includes collecting and analyzing data on a wide range of wildlife species.
Prior to working at Cornell, Suzanne was a landscape ecologist with the Center for Landscape and Conservation Planning at the University of Florida where she participated in the development of the Critical Lands and Waters Conservation Prioritization Strategy for the state of Florida.
A program of the BlueCross BlueShield Economics & Finance Institute, the SmartChat Speaker Series is designed to enhance students' education while inspiring them through the stories and experiences of GSSM alumni and leading innovators in biology, chemistry, computer science, drama and film, economics, history, physics and writing.
Any media wishing to attend the SmartChat should contact Robert Fletcher, director of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-383-3901 ext. 3907.