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Program - OSG Summer Scholars
Assignment - As a 2016 Summer Scholar, Edward will work as part of a research team at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on a marine reserves ecological monitoring project. He will conduct field work collecting fish samples and using remote-sensed instruments for later data analysis back on land, as well as assisting in scientific outreach efforts and communication about the importance of Oregon’s marine reserves.
Education -Edward graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2016 with a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and a minor in Environmental Science. His undergraduate research revolved primarily around soils, including a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Montana studying soils in disturbed areas and his own research at Penn examining plant community inputs to soil depths using stable carbon isotope analysis. Most recently, he was involved in a dolphin acoustics project last summer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Professional and research interests - As an avid angler, Edward seeks to combine his personal interests with academics by pursuing research in either fisheries science or fish ecology. After this summer, he plans on working as a fisheries observer or biologist aide before attending graduate school where he will possibly build further on his experience with marine reserve science. In his downtime, he can usually be found out on the water with rod and reel in hand.