Master of Science Student (Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; University of Missouri)
Thesis title: Evaluating factors influencing the electrofishing catchability of Smallmouth Bass, Flathead Catfish, and Blue Catfish
Undergraduate Education: University of Idaho (B.S. Fisheries Resources, 2017)
Biography: Mike Thomas is a master’s student with the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Missouri with Dr. Craig Paukert. Mike received a B.S. in Fisheries Resources from the University of Idaho. Prior to working in Missouri, Mike worked multiple seasons as a fisheries technician for the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game and Dr. Michael Quist’s lab at UI where he became increasingly interested in applied fisheries ecology and management. Mike’s graduate research is focused on evaluating factors that influence the electrofishing catchability of Smallmouth Bass, Flathead Catfish, and Blue Catfish.