OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY:
Key academic achievements:
Graduated with High Scholarship.
Very good to outstanding performance in nearly all major and all physical science courses as undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student.
27 quarter hours in wildlife and fisheries science, 15 in ecology, 77 in biological sciences, 41 in physical sciences, 14 in statistics, 12 in calculus, and 11 in natural resource and environmental economics and policy.
Very good to outstanding scores on all research proposals, term papers, reports, and essays.
Excellent performance in statistics, algebra, calculus, accounting, and economics courses.
CWA, WQA (Water Quality Act of 1987), ESA, NFMA, NEPA, CERCLA/Superfund, and other important Acts:
Studied these through readings, discussions, and papers in courses Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, and Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy).
Studied important wildlife-related Acts and policies through readings, discussions, and papers in WIC (Writing Intensive Course) Wildlife Ecology.
The Clean Water Act, Water Quality Act, and Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution in the Willamette River Basin, with emphasis on Portland, Oregon's CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) and Big Pipe Project (for course Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy).
Field Burning in the Willamette Valley (for course Geography of the Pacific Northwest).
Inuit Marine Mammal Harvesting, CITES, and Marine Mammal Protection Act (for course Wildlife Ecology).
Wrote paper(s) in following courses: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy), Wildlife Ecology, Grassland Ecosystems, and Geography of the Pacific Northwest.
For each paper, researched and analyzed management issue and if/how important Acts and policies apply to issue.
Impact by Beaver on Several Riparian Tree Species in Northwestern Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Mammals).
Fruit Color Preferences of Avian Frugivores in Western Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Birds).
For each research proposal, researched and analyzed area of research/management, developed hypothesis and plan for further study, and discussed relevance and significance of project.
Research proposals include: introduction to area of research/management, literature review, justification for project, hypothesis, methods, data analysis, budget, schedule, and discussion.
Recommended courses for fisheries and wildlife science majors (for seminar Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management).
Habitat Suitability Index for the Gila Monster (for course Wildlife Ecology).