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Joe Bottoms

 

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD candidate in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program studying salmonid spatial ecology under Dr. Eduardo Martins. My area of interest lies at the interface between field research, logistics, and the integration of data into its real-world applications. My work in the Freshwater Fish Ecology Laboratory follows these interests as I attempt to define and describe the spatial ecology of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the Parsnip watershed in north-central BC. In a past life, I recognized a need for scientists with a knack for logistics in salmonid conservation in southeast Alaska. My goal in pursuing a PhD degree is to apply the skills and credentials I gain at UNBC to fill a niche in consultant work in the transboundary region to conserve freshwater resources on both sides of the border.

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Experience

2019    Grant Writing Chair and Education Outreach Coordinator, Estes Park Colorado

2018    Research and Compliance Coordinator, Kona, Hawaii

2015    Assistant Manager, Research and Monitoring, Kodiak, Alaska

2014    Fisheries Biologist, Kodiak, Alaska

2014    Fish Culture Technician, Tutka Bay, Alaska

2013    Fisheries Technician III, Chelatna Lake, Alaska

2012    Fisheries Management Intern, Larson Lake, Alaska

Education

2009–2013     BSc     Ecology, Minnesota State University, Mankato