Sam’s interests focus on study design and the rapidly evolving field of fisheries genetics. He is particularly excited about recent advances in genotyping that allow the integration of genetic information into management decisions. Previous work with academic institutions and federal and state agencies, performing a wide variety of fish and habitat assessments, has shaped his field skills. Sam has spent countless hours capturing and counting fish at night, and is continually amazed by the effectiveness of this sampling method. In his free time, Sam enjoys fishing, boating, or foraging for wild food.
Education: M.S., Fisheries Biology; B.A., Environmental Studies; B.A., Spanish