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Keith J.

Fritschie
78 College Street, Hanover, NH 05045
keith.j.fritschie.gr at dartmouth.edu

EDUCATION

2015- Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Thesis: Causes and consequences of habitat selection across groundwater-
surfacewater gradients
Co-advisors: Kathryn L. Cottingham and Benjamin H. Letcher (USGS Conte Lab)
2012-2015 M.S., Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Thesis: Non-native species, size distributions, and nutrient recycling by southwestern
stream communities
Advisor: Julian D. Olden
2007-2011 B.A., Environmental Science, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Thesis: Assessing benthic stream diversity and water quality in disappearing eastern
hemlock forests
Advisor: Phillip Kannan, J.D.

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2019 McCulloch Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Change, Dartmouth College


($5000 research; $34,000 stipend)
2013-2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ($132,000)
2017 Alumni Research Award, Dartmouth College ($900)
2016 George Disborough Grant, Trout Unlimited and Kalamazoo Community Foundation
($2,500)
2016 Second College Grant Internship, Dartmouth College ($3,500)
2016 Vermont Watershed Grant, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources ($2,300)
2016 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship, US Department of Education
($32,000)
2015 Faculty Merit Award, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW
2014 William Trachtenberg Memorial Scholarship, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation and
the American Fisheries Society-Western Division ($500)
2011 Phi Beta Kappa, Colorado College
2007-2011 Strausenbeck Scholarship, Colorado College ($120,000)

EXPERIENCE

2016-2019 Science Co-advisor, Trout Unlimited Embrace-A-Stream Project, NH


2015-2019 Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
2011-2012 Research Laboratory Manager, University of Michigan
2006-2010 Interpretive Park Ranger, Delaware Water Gap NRA, National Park Service

POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks
Fritschie, K.J. March 2019. Brook trout spawning and young of year movement in the Dead Diamond
River. Trout Unlimited Merrymeeting Bay Chapter. Brunswick, ME.

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Fritschie, K.J. January 2019. Spawning behavior and its potential consequences for young trout. Trout
Unlimited Ammonoosuc Chapter Monthly Meeting. Littleton, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. January 2019. Brook Trout Habitat Needs and Behavior. Trout Unlimited Greater Upper
Valley Monthly Meeting. Hanover, NH. Joint presentation with NHFG biologists
Fritschie, K.J. 2018. Causes and consequences of spawning habitat selection. Trout Unlimited
Embrace-A-Stream Donor Weekend. Second College Grant, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. 2018. Wild brook trout spawning habitat and behavior in northern NH's Dead Diamond
River. Invited keynote speaker. Trout Unlimited Deerfield Chapter Annual Banquet. Charlemont, MA.
Fritschie, K.J. 2017. Brook trout research in the Dead Diamond watershed. Trout Unlimited Sebago
Chapter Annual Banquet. Portland, ME.

Professional Meetings
Fritschie, K.J. and K.L. Cottingham. 2017. Evidence for multiple modes of nest site selection in a
riverine brook trout population. Ecological Society of America Meeting. Portland, OR. (poster)
Fritschie, K.J. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Functional trait diversity and the temporal stability of riverine fish
communities. Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.
Fritschie, K.J., et al. 2012. Phylogenetic distance reduces overyielding in competitive communities.
Ecological Society of America Meeting. Portland, OR. (poster)
Kulacki, K.J., et al. 2012. Stressed out streams: Ranking the effects of stressors on biofilm structure and
function. Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY.

University Symposia (*supervised undergraduate)


Fritschie, K.J. February 2019. Brook trout spawning and early life history in the Dead Diamond
watershed. Second Annual Second College Grant Environmental Research Symposium. Hanover, NH.
Li, A.*, K.J. Fritschie, and K.L. Cottingham. 2018. Habitat quality and breeding site competition by
brook trout. Karen E. Wetterhahn Undergraduate Science Symposium. Hanover, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. 2017. Brook trout spawning and early life history in the Dead Diamond watershed. First
Annual Second College Grant Environmental Research Symposium. Hanover, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Mean body size and size structure influence consumer controls on
ecosystem functioning. University of Washington Graduate Student Symposium. Seattle, WA.
Kade, S.*, et al. 2012. Can conservation of biodiversity help prevent harmful algal blooms? University
of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Summer Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI. (poster)
Fritschie, K.J., et al. 2011. Assessing benthic stream diversity and water quality in disappearing eastern
hemlock forests. Environmental Science Thesis Symposium. Colorado College, Colo Spgs, CO.

Management and Research Planning


Fritschie, K.J. 2019. Brook trout spawning habitat in the Dead Diamond River: Current Findings and
Next Steps. Second College Grant Management Committee: Fish and Wildlife Annual Meeting.
Hanover, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. 2018. Spawning habitat heterogeneity, use, and potential consequences for fry. Early Life
History of Fishes Working Group Meeting. USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Lab, Turners Falls, MA.
Fritschie, K.J. 2018. Brook trout spawning habitat in the Dead Diamond River. Second College Grant
Management Committee: Fish and Wildlife Annual Meeting. Hanover, NH.

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Fritschie, K.J. 2017. Spawning behavior and hatch timing in a partially migratory brook trout
population. USFWS Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Meet and Greet. Essex Junction, VT.
Fritschie, K.J. 2017. Brook trout spawning habitat in the Dead Diamond River. Second College Grant
Management Committee: Fish and Wildlife Annual Meeting. Hanover, NH.
Fritschie, K.J. 2015. Brook trout spawning habitat in the Dead Diamond River. Second College Grant
Management Committee: Fish and Wildlife Annual Meeting. Hanover, NH.

SERVICE

Professional
2016- Peer reviewer (Ecology, Freshwater Biology)
2014 Career Development Seminar Organizer, American Fisheries Society UW Chapter

Departmental
2019 Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee Member, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
2017-2019 Undergraduate Research mentor (2 students), Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
2018 Graduate Student Journal Club Organizer, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
2017, 2019 Organizer, Second College Grant Environmental Research Symposia
2013-2014 NSF GRFP Workshop Mentor, University of Washington

Community
2016 Newsletter Contributor, Newbury Historical Society, Newbury, VT
2013-2014 Paws on Science Research Outreach, Pacific Science Center
2012 Watershed Health Volunteer, Huron River Watershed Council
2011 Atmospheric Science Instructor for elementary students, Colorado College
2010 Local Home Retrofitter, Colorado College Sustainability Program
2008-2010 Delaware River Cleanup Section Leader, Delaware Water Gap NRA
2003-2007 Class President, Delaware Valley High School, Milford, PA

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