Alex Vaisvil is working towards his PhD at Oklahoma State University. His project involves studying the population dynamics and ecology of Striped Bass in Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. He fills us in on the beginnings of his project and what he is hoping to uncover. Prior to being in Oklahoma, Alex earned his Master's degree at New Mexico State studying natal origin and reproduction of Largemouth Bass in Elephant Butte Reservoir. He earned his Bachelor's degree at Xavier University where he was able to spend a summer in Alaska working with burying beetles and the pheromones they secrete, a pretty stinky job as he explains it. We also highlight Alex's past as a competitive bass fishermen in high school and while at Xavier. Enjoy!

 

Main point: There are no trash fish, all fish deserve respect!

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