About Me…..

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Dr. Orzetti is an aquatic biologist that specializes in fisheries ecology and their associated habitats.  She has worked throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed studying the effects of landuse on the aquatic environment as well as taking part in several seagrass restoration projects.  Dr. Orzetti has also done work in the Hawaiian Islands looking at the effects of water diversion on native stream fish, snails, and freshwater shrimp.  Prior to working at Northern Virginia Community College, Dr. Orzetti was a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the District of Columbia, and Senior Scientist with Ecosystem Solutions, Inc.  She is still an Adjunct Professor with George Mason University in the Environmental Science and Policy Department.

NVCC Courses:

BIO 101/102 General Biology I and II

BIO 141  Anatomy and Physiology I

NAS 161 Health Science I

ENV 271

GMU Courses

General Biology I and II

Freshwater Ecosystems

Animal Biology

Watershed Management and Restoration

Stormwater Management in the Potomac River Watershed

Applied Ecology

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