ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winner Patrick Shirey started his PhD in biology at the University of Notre Dame after earning his law degree and MS in wildlife science. Here, he discusses Asian carp research at Notre Dame, the politics of invasive species control, and how a background in law has informed his research in endangered species.
For more discussion, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, Ecotone.
This is the first in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.