In addition to bringing a new tagging season, the end of the summer also shuffled the players behind team "we" that I frequently talk about in my posts. Savannah more than exceeded expectations all summer with keeping both the research and my sanity in check. But, she had to return to her junior year at Susquehanna University. Thanks for all your hard work, Savannah!
Fortunately, her replacement is a familiar face. I've been working with Dan Isenberg for over a year, usually relying on him to collect fish for one project or another. So, his position as a research technician at Penn State just makes his affiliation with the project official.
A little about Dan-He grew up in a rural area in central Pennsylvania next to a large reservoir, which is where his interest in water and what's in it started. He is particularly interest in large fish species, focusing on catfish. He graduated from Susquehanna University, where he was involved in many different fisheries research projects. His experiences range from headwater research with brook trout to river studies on channel catfish.
Dan is currently a full time fisheries researcher at the Freshwater Research Institute at Susquehanna University. He is also searching for a Master's program that focuses on large fish movement in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professor.