Jesse Smith Aquatic Ecologist

Aquatic Ecologist

Jesse Smith

Jesse is an aquatic ecologist with a strong background in fishery sciences and invasive aquatic species management. Before coming to Princeton Hydro he was a seasonal biologist at the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery, a watershed steward with the Adirondack Watershed Institute, and a Water Chestnut Field Coordinator with the Nature Conservancy working in lower Lake Champlain.

Jesse received his B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (Fisheries concentration) at Paul Smith's College, where he conducted a capstone study on movements of brook trout between different stream reaches in a watershed. His professional interests include, but are not limited to, aquatic invasive species, non-game fishes, and aquatic macroinvertebrates.

When he is not working, Jesse enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking, fishing, geocaching, and making frequent visits to the Adirondack Park.

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