Phunky Phish – U.S. Fish and Wildlife with Ben Kennedy Fishery Biologist and Meghan Kearny Communications Specialist
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on August 20, 2015
Tonights Learning To Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) we are featuring U.S. Fish and Wildlife Fishery Biologist Ben Kennedy and Communications Specialist Meghan Kearny.
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Ben Kennedy has been a fish biologist for 10 years for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service stationed at Abernathy Fish Technology Center in Longview, WA. He carries out scientific investigations on fish behavior and survival to support the Service and its collaborators in conserving aquatic ecosystems. Ben has published over 10 peer-reviewed research articles and he has given over 30 scientific presentations. Prior to his current position, Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Fishery Biology from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Ecology from Utah State University. In between degrees he worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service. In his free time Ben likes to fish with his dog Naya, go skiing, and attend music festivals.
Meghan Kearney is the Communication Specialist for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative in Portland, OR. Funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the NPLCC is a self-directed partnership along the Pacific coast from Northern California to Southeast Alaska that focuses on providing the best available climate-science to land managers and decision makers. Meghan has been with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since 2011 where she began as a Communication intern in the Fishery Resources Program while studying for her Master of Arts in Communication at Portland State University. Learn more about the NPLCC at nplcc.org, or follow on Twitter at @NPLCC.