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Dr. Elizabeth Nyboer

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Fish and Wildlife Conservation

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Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Nyboer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. A freshwater ecologist and conservation scientist, Dr. Nyboer’s research explores how anthropogenic stressors affect freshwater ecosystems and the fish, fisheries, and fishing communities they support. Dr. Nyboer’s research is highly interdisciplinary centering the knowledges and lived experiences of fishing people in conservation research and action to find just and equitable solutions to complex environmental challenges. Specific areas of interest include understanding the impacts of widespread environmental change on fisheries and fishing communities, building social and ecological resilience in fishery systems, and identifying effective ways to amplify the impact of environmental research in policy and practice.

She joins Virginia Tech from the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries. A native Canadian, Nyboer earned her Ph.D. and master’s degree from McGill University and her bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University.