Watershed Sciences Department
Pursuing PhD in Ecology - Faculty Advisors: Dr. Soren Brothers and Dr. Phaedra Budy
The Brothers Limno-Lab
Fish Ecology Lab
Jack McLaren is an Ecology PhD student 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 hopes to pursue a career in non-profit conservation, science, and education. When he isn’t working, Jack serves the community as a member of the USU Catholic Newman Center and enjoys spending time fishing, hunting, paddling, and camping.