Barbara C Scudder Eikenberry

Biography

Barbara Scudder Eikenberry is a hydrologist with the USGS, where she has worked since 1981. Her expertise is in water quality assessment using freshwater organisms, with emphasis on chemical bioaccumulation and toxicity, also community ecology of algae, invertebrates, and fish. She has a B.A. in Aquatic Biology (1979, University of CA-Santa Barbara) and a M.S. in Marine Science (1984, CA State University, Hayward at Moss Landing Marine Labs).  From 1991 to 2012, she was lead biologist for the Western Lake Michigan Drainages study unit of the USGS NAWQA Program. Since 2004, she has led ecological studies for the Milwaukee Corridor Study. She is currently leading benthos and plankton studies in rivermouths and harbors along the Lake Michigan coastline for decision-making input re Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) at Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Focus: Water-quality assessments using stream organisms, with an emphasis on bioaccumulation, toxicity, and community ecology of benthic algae and invertebrates and fish.