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Casie Smith

Casie Smith is an ecologist at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center who works in Bend, Oregon

Casie has been working for the USGS since 2012 and is part of the Ecology Team at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center. Her current projects include:

-understanding the environmental fate and transport of pesticides applied aerially for vector control

-evaluating effects of agricultural pesticides on native bee populations

-monitoring and mapping HABs in an eastern Oregon reservoir

-assessing effects of beaver activity on water quality and habitat in the Tualatin River Basin

-studying cold-water refugia along the Willamette River during low-flow conditions

-calculating and interpreting nutrient loads for a large, shallow lake in eastern Oregon

-experimenting within mesocosms to reduce water-column turbidity in a shallow lake. 

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Environment and Natural Resources- Conservation Biology, Clemson University

  • M.S. in Environmental Science and Technology- Wetland Ecology, University of Maryland. 

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