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Sue Van Hook
Sue Van Hook can most often be found on hands and knees in search of fungi in Skidmore's North Woods. She focuses her research on the interactions of terrestrial slugs and members of the mushroom family, Russulaceae. As a Senior Teaching Associate, she teaches laboratories for Plant Biology (BI 237) and Population Biology (BI 190) and also teaches in Ecological Studies in Environmental Science (ES 104). Sue is a member of the Campus Environment Committee, working on campus sustainability and stewardship of the North Woods.
She earned her M.A. in Biology and B.A. in Botany and French from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Sue worked as a naturalist and preserve manager for the The Nature Conservancy in northern California and as Stewardship Director for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust before coming to Skidmore in 1992.
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