Troy Farmer Academic Achievements

     Troy Farmer, who holds a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management from Auburn and will be awarded his master’s in fish ecology in December, was one of 10 fisheries graduate students nationwide to be awarded the American Fisheries Society’s 2008 Skinner Memorial Award. That honor carries with it a cash award that winners use to attend the society’s annual meeting. At the 2008 meeting, held in Ottawa, Canada, in August, Farmer presented his master’s research and was selected to be part of the “Best Student Paper Symposium,” which included the top 16 student presesntations at the meeting. His master’s research focused on the dynamics of mercury bioaccumulation in largemouth bass and Southern flounder in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. His co-advisors were fisheries professors Dennis DeVries and Rusty Wright. Though Farmer officially won’t receive his M.S. until December, he already has completed his master’s work and moved to Columbus, Ohio, to begin his Ph.D. studies in evolutio, ecology and organismal biology at Ohio State. His career goal is to become a fisheries reseacher at either the federal level or a research university.

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