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#1 UglyJeep

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

Well, I've been lurking here on and off and have posted a reply or two on the FB group page, so I figure I may as well introduce myself.

 

I'm a Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences student with Oregon State, but... I live in Tucson. I've actually never even been to Oregon. I'm a "non-traditional student" attending full time online (plus working full time) and am a little bit older than a typical undergrad - I took an 8 year "break" from the Env. Sci. degree that I was originally pursuing.

 

I'm a desert nut, so that pretty much eliminates any chance of collecting local native species for personal collections (and AZ laws regarding transport of live fish eliminates the rest), but I have kept other NA natives (mostly Lepomis sp.). The only natives I have right now though, are G. affinis. Not very exciting, but their fecundity and invasive potential is impressive. I also have a couple of tilapia, a handful of goldfish (that I PIT tagged), a bunch of "wild-type" feeder guppies, and a single European carp (a little bitty fellow - was in with some feeder goldfish). I have another 20 gallon tank that I'm going to be setting up soon, and have space for more 8-[ . Thankfully my wife doesn't care too much about what happens in my fish room...


- Alton Livingstone

Oregon State Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate student


#2 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 06:38 AM

Welcome about. Love the screen name. I have an ugly jeep that I'm very fond of.
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#3 truecrimson

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Welcome.

 

How is the online school thing working? 

 

I'd be very interested in how that compares to traditional school as far as finding jobs and acceptance by peers after graduation.



#4 mattknepley

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:33 PM

Welcome about, Ugly Jeep!  I have a little pseudo-Beaver in me, too.  A buddy of mine earned his MA in geology there.  I was a grad student in Morgantown, WV, but I spent a summer out there taking make up classes to transfer back because it was actually cheaper to take them in Corvallis (no out of state tuition in summer then) than in Mo'town.

 

Am very interested in desert fishes.  Have you checked into Desert Fishes Council?  I'm looking forward to hearing about AZ fishes!


Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#5 UglyJeep

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

Welcome about. Love the screen name. I have an ugly jeep that I'm very fond of.

 

I tend to prefer ugly jeeps. I currently own 3 - a '49 CJ-3A, a '66 CJ-6A, and  fullsize that is pieced together from various junk (most recognizably a '63 gladiator cab and the chassis from under a '75 cherokee). The Willys is on permanent loan to my dad, and the FSJ is hiding in his backyard.

 

Welcome.

 

How is the online school thing working? 

 

I'd be very interested in how that compares to traditional school as far as finding jobs and acceptance by peers after graduation.

 

So far it's great. I really appreciate the schedule flexibility of the online classes, and the course selection is better than some on-campus programs.

 

From what I'm told and what I've read, it seems to be a well respected program. Of course, only time will tell as to how accepted it will actually be. May not be too big of an issue, though, as I do plan on going in to a graduate program after I get my BS.

 

Welcome about, Ugly Jeep!  I have a little pseudo-Beaver in me, too.  A buddy of mine earned his MA in geology there.  I was a grad student in Morgantown, WV, but I spent a summer out there taking make up classes to transfer back because it was actually cheaper to take them in Corvallis (no out of state tuition in summer then) than in Mo'town.

 

Am very interested in desert fishes.  Have you checked into Desert Fishes Council?  I'm looking forward to hearing about AZ fishes!

 

I'm planning on stopping by Corvallis this year, on my way to Smith-Root for electrofishing training. Hopefully I'll be able to coordinate with one of the short classes (maybe at the Hatfield Marine Center on the coast), but if not at least I'll be able to get a photo ID.

 

I am already a member of the DFC! I went to last years meeting, and I'm planning on heading down to San Luis Rio Colorado, Mex for this years meeting. At the last meeting I was able to hook in with a researcher working with some Mexican species in the Rio Yaqui drainage, and I tagged along on the last trip. My profile pic is of a Mexican stoneroller (Campostoma ornatum) with tubercles that we caught.


- Alton Livingstone

Oregon State Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate student




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