Megan S. Candelaria
Topics Eriek Can Bring to Your Classroom:
Aquatic Ecology and Ichthyology (fish),Wyoming Ecology and Energy Development Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)(Download Eriek's PowerPoint .)
Global Positioning Systems
Education:BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Utah State University 2000
I am studying how surface ice-cover in rivers affects fish. There are many different aspects of ice-cover in rivers and fish. First, I am interested in if fish change their activity patterns when there is ice-cover. Second, I am interested in how ice-cover changes water temperatures and how this affects fish energy use. Third, I am interested in how climate change will change ice patterns and how this will affect fish.
I was born and raised in Payson, Utah. I lived in Logan, Utah for nine years before moving to Laramie, Wyoming in the fall of 2007 to start my PhD. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and visiting National Parks. I am also an avid hunter and fisherman. I enjoy science, and I really enjoy teaching science! My interests are broad, and I find that students have fascinating questions and research ideas that help me learn more. I am training for a career teaching at the college level where I can conduct research and outreach working with the public and K-12 students.