May 11th, 2019
This week I again go back to an old friend in Iowa and interview Ryan Hupfeld. He is a large river research biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Prior to his current position he studied Paddlefish in Missouri and on the Missouri River in Iowa. While working on the Missouri River he was also able to work on Pallid Sturgeon. Since moving across the state to work on the Mississippi River he has switched focus to the more common cousin, the Shovelnose Sturgeon. Ryan will soon be breaking out of his comfort zone and working with Yellow Perch on a project he describes towards the end of the episode. I also ask Ryan about a recent trip he was able to take to the U.K. through AFS. Enjoy!
Main Point: Working on a large scale and taking an ecosystem approach is important!