Dr. Fred J. Brenner, professor of biology at Grove City College, recently published his research paper, “Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation Efforts in the West Branch Susquehanna Watershed in North Central Pennsylvania,” in Reclamation Matters, the official publication of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation.
The paper was co-authored by Grove City College alumnus Dr. Shawn Rummel, field and research coordinator for Trout Unlimited, along with Rachel Kester and Amy Wolfe of the Lock Haven, Pa., office of Trout Unlimited. Brenner and Grove City College students Nicholas Peterson, Lauren McGarvey and Christina Cropsey partnered with Trout Unlimited in a research project to investigate the genetic diversity in isolated brook trout populations in streams impacted by abandoned mine drainage for over 100 years.
In addition, Brenner was recently appointed to the advisory committee for the development of the Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan. The committee is comprised of wildlife and fisheries professionals from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and representatives from Cooperative Wildlife and Fisheries Research Unit at Pennsylvania State University.
Brenner has previously served as the president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science and the National Academies of Science, as well as vice president of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary. Since joining the Grove City College faculty in 1969, Brenner has also co-edited 14 books and published a variety of scholarly works.