Craig D Snyder

Biography

Dr. Snyder is a Research Ecologist in the Aquatic Ecology Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Berry College (Georgia) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Snyder's primary area of expertise is in the ecology of fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate communities inhabiting stream ecosystems in the Appalachian highlands. His Research emphasizes the role of natural landscape factors and their interaction with anthropogenic stressors in controlling the structure of stream communities. His investigations have included the effects of landscape disturbances such as urban land use and pest-induced changes in forest composition, acid rain and atmospheric deposition of mercury, and climate change. In addition, Dr. Snyder conducts research in support of long-term biological monitoring programs on federally-managed lands.