Nohner receives award for outstanding graduate research

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Doctoral student Joe Nohner received an American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award for excellence in graduate-level research.

The $500 AIFRB Hubbs Research Assistance Award program promotes one of the Institute’s primaryAmerican Institute of Fishery Research Biologists roles by supporting the professional development and performance of its members.

Nohner, a student of Bill Taylor, studies the effects of lake habitat on largemouth bass growth and survival in north temperate lakes. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Michigan, creating a GIS-based Muskellunge spawning habitat model.

He worked as a Knauss fellow for NOAA NMFS headquarters on habitat science and policy, including the 2010 National Fish Habitat Action Plan national estuary assessment.

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