Recent research from Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute finds that water temperatures affect certain behaviors in a cold-water predator, especially when in the presence of one that prefers warmer waters.
Helping to restore and protect the Susquehanna River watershed
The Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) is a collaboration of scientists, educators, conservationists and restoration practitioners within the Susquehanna community who are dedicated to understanding and improving the ecological health of Pennsylvania’s waters.
The FRI’s mission is to provide a student-centered experience that prepares undergraduates to achieve their personal career goals in research, conservation and restoration, and educate future leaders in the field of freshwater studies.
Real-World Experience Starts Here
Gain a unique research experience through experimental laboratory systems, field sites and external partnerships.
Engage with state agencies and non-profits through meaningful collaboration and scientific support.
Build a career path by applying the fundamental skills gained in the classroom to your undergraduate research in the aquatic sciences.
Learn to Lead the Way in Freshwater Research
Grow and develop the knowledge to become a critical thinker, conscientious environmental steward and well-rounded professional.
Lead and publish research in restoration, ecology or freshwater science with faculty and staff scientists.