Five of the fifteen Oregon State University students and recent graduates that have been announced as semi-finalists for the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program are from Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences. 

Stan Cates graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of science in Zoology and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. He proposes to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biology, specializing in Northern Populations and Ecosystems, with the department of Arctic and Marine Biology at the University of Tromsø in Norway. Stan plans to study how behavioral monitoring can be implemented to better understand arctic conservation and needs. 

Jacqueline Delie graduated in 2020 with a master of science in Wildlife Management. She proposes a research project in collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda to study participatory conservation governance in relation to communities neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park. This project aims to inform the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Strategic Plan policies by taking into account both biodiversity conservation and community livelihood development considerations. 

Conner (Sage) Fox graduated in 2020 with an Honors bachelor of science in Fisheries and Wildlife and a minor in Spanish. He proposes a research project in collaboration with the University of Concepción in Chile to study the distribution and impacts of introduced salmon populations on native fish diversity in northern Patagonia. He will also maintain a running photographic and written chronicle of his project and experiences through a blog website.

Christina Linkem is a graduating master’s student earning a master of science in Fisheries Science. She proposes a research project in collaboration with the University of Costa Rica’s Freshwater Tropical Ecology Lab in Costa Rica to develop a benchmark of fish community structure in undisturbed tropical stream ecosystems. Christina also hopes to get involved in science education with the local community. 

Jane Vinesky is a graduating senior earning a bachelor of science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Jane proposes to pursue a master of science in Marine Resource Management at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional in La Paz, Mexico. She aims to generate research for conservation that will contribute to management guidelines and legal protections for mantas in both Mexico and the United States.

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