Michael G. Scott Award Winners
Alex J. Godinez
In late 2009 I decided to go back to school to get my Master’s degree. In 2010 I was accepted to University of Alaska, Fairbanks’ School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in a new NSF-funded program called SELMR (Sustainable Ecosystem-based management of Living Marine Resources). My thesis project is on seascape genetics of Aleutian Island and Bering Sea slope blackspotted rockfish using microsatellites markers and geographic and oceanographic data to determine population structure and to identify the seascape features that may be shaping it.