Elsa Goerig

Elsa Goerig

Postdoctoral Fellow
George Lauder Lab
Elsa Goerig

Dr. Elsa Goerig graduated from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS, Qu├ębec city) in 2016, her PhD thesis focusing on stream connectivity and brook trout movements through man-made barriers. Since 2015, she is a visiting research fellow at the US Geological Survey S.O Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (MA), where she conducts research on fish locomotion, behavior and fish passage issues at dams and other barriers, using advanced telemetry and statistical techniques. Her work includes species such as Atlantic salmon, sturgeon, eel, sea lamprey and Asian carp. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard since 2017, where she studies fish kinematics during high speed locomotion for a variety of species. She is interested in fundamentals of fish locomotion as well as in developing biological criteria for selective passage designs at barriers, which allows native species to access upstream habitats while impeding movements of non-native, invasive species

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138