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Michael G. Scott Award Winners

Brian Poxon

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2005 Recipient

I completed my undergraduate education with a B.S. in Fisheries Biology in May 2005. Since June 2004, I've been working as a research technician at the California Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit. Working for the Fish Coop has enabled me to gain experience with fisheries research techniques including direct observation (snorkel surveys), depletion-removal electrofishing, habitat surveys, and mark-recapture. In addition, I've also been able to conduct research in some of the area's most magnificent terrain. Despite suggestions that I should enter graduate school immediately, I have decided to remain in the area for a few years and continue getting experience with the planning, field-work, and analysis stages of small stream fisheries investigation. I am taking the GRE in Fall of 2005 and will be applying to graduate programs with the intention of beginning my graduate education in 2 years. Ultimately, I would like to be in a position to monitor wild trout populations in the Sierra Nevada range and to protect their native streams from the effects of ever-increasing human population. With the education I received from Humboldt and a deep-seated love for all things wild, the sky is the limit.

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