Daniel, a doctoral student in UA’s biological sciences department, is one of only 40 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellows selected nationwide to give an oral presentation at the annual EPA STAR conference in Washington, D.C. Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and his master’s from Penn State. Daniel’s research focuses on analyzing fish diversity and distribution in three parts of the country, the Southeast, the Southwest and the Northwest, with an emphasis on river management and restoration. Daniel was recruited into the UA graduate program through a 2.7 million dollar NSF grant awarded to UA professor, Dr. Amy Ward. The Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training grant, known as IGERT, is designed to meet the nation’s needs for broadly trained Ph.D.s with multidisciplinary backgrounds.
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