Mountain Lake Science Saturdays: Restoring the California Floater Mussel in Mountain Lake
Mountain Lake Science Saturdays
is a lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. Gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton. Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science being done to save this precious San Francisco natural wonder!
On November 2, come hear Niveen Ismail talk about the importance of restoring native mussels in Mountain Lake. She will also be discussing her planned demonstration experiments at Mountain Lake and the improvements in water quality that can be achieved through the use of mussels.
Niveen Ismail is currently a PhD student in Environmental Engineering at Stanford University researching the use of mussels and clams to improve freshwater quality through the removal of pollutants and pathogens. Prior to her time at Stanford, Niveen obtained her Master of Science degree in Biology from Temple University (2010) and partnered with the Philadelphia Zoo and Wetlands Institute in New Jersey to complete her thesis examining the bioaccumulation of pollutants in diamondback terrapins, a locally threatened turtle species. She also worked at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering for over 5 years after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 2003.