Assessing the Impact of Anthropogenic Nutrient Enrichment in the Henry's Fork Headwaters
Jack McLaren is an Ecology PhD candidate in the Department of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center within the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Currently, Jack is working with Professor Phaedra Budy with funding from the non-profit Henry’s Fork Foundation to study the effects of eutrophication on river ecosystems and fish habitat, a subject essential to river conservation in the Intermountain West given rapid human development and population increase. Prior to coming to Utah State, he received a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in Environmental Science, and a Masters of Public Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. After completing his PhD, Jack will be pursuing a career with the Henry's Fork Foundation to further conservation, science, and education in the Henry's Fork watershed. Jack serves the community as a member of the USU Catholic Newman Center and as the student representative for the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society. He enjoys spending his free time fishing, hunting, paddling, and camping.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edd Hammill