Mary C. Freeman, Ph.D
Mary Freeman is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. A key mission of the USGS is to provide science for understanding, managing and conserving the Nation’s ecosystems and environment. Mary’s research focuses on streams and rivers, and the mechanisms that allow native species to persist in the face of environmental change.
Mary’s published research has addressed effects of hydropower dam operations, water withdrawals, urbanization, and climate variability on the occurrence and population dynamics of freshwater fishes and invertebrates, in addition to works on taxonomy and natural history. Mary lives and works in Athens, Georgia, where she also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Georgia’s River Basin Center and Odum School of Ecology.