Susan Lombardi

  • Susan 							Lombardi
  • Position: M.S., MEES
  • Graduation Date: August, 2009
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Research Interests

Generally, I am interested in aquatic ecology and applied environmental science. Specifically, I am researching the effect of fish presence on macroinvertebrate communities in ephemeral freshwater wetlands, with a focus on the Eastern mudminnow (Umbra pygmaea). The purpose of my study is to gain a better understanding of the trophic relationships that occur in these wetlands and to assess the extent to which fish can structure underlying food webs via predator-prey interactions.


  • 2006 to Present
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4454
  • M.S. Program, Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science (MEES)
  • Department: Entomology, Area of Specialization: Ecology
  • B.S. 2006
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Major: Biology
  • Minors: Chemistry and Environmental Studies


  • Poster Presentation: Society of Wetland Scientists 2008 annual meeting.
  • S.E. Lombardi, W.O. Lamp and L.E. Culler. Rapid changes in the aquatic macroinvertebrate community following wetland restoration at a Maryland farm.
  • Bosch, I., E. Beary, S. Lombardi and M. Arnold. 2005. Baseline studies of macroinvertebrate communities living in deep-water sediments of Conesus Lake, N.Y. (July 2005). Report to the Livingston County Planning Department. 40 pp.
  • Poster Presentation: Sigma Xi 2004 annual meeting and student research conference.
  • S.E. Lombardi and F.A. de Szalay. Comparing macroinvertebrate communities in decomposing Cladophora in flood-pulse and static wetlands.