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Robert E. Schmidt

Faculty Emeritus in Environmental Studies and Zoology


BS, University of Rhode Island
MS, PhD, University of Connecticut

Dr. Schmidt’s specialty is ichthyology, with current interests in biogeography and the fishes of Guyana, South America, and the Hudson River. His grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Hudson River Foundation, among others, have enabled him to do research resulting in over 70 papers published in scientific journals including Copeia, Ecology, Northeastern Naturalist, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, and Freshwater Ecology, and contributions to several symposia on Hudson River ecology. He is an associate director of Hudsonia Ltd., located at Bard College, a director of the Berkshire Environmental Research Center, Ltd. at Simon’s Rock, and adjunct curator of fishes at the New York State Museum. (1984–2014)