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Patrick ShireyGLOBES IGERT
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN
Patrick recently completed a J.D. at The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law (2007) with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. He previously earned a M.S. in Wildlife Science at the New Mexico State University (2004) where he studied the ecology of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. He also earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State (2001).
Patrick's research interests include aquatic ecosystems, endangered species, and the interrelationship between science and policy for the management of natural resources. He would like to focus a portion of his dissertation work on examining preserved museum specimens to evaluate changes in aquatic ecosystems. This can be accomplished by examining gut contents and measuring stable isotope concentrations of preserved fish, and comparing the results with current food webs to evaluate changes in ecosystems.
A Pittsburgh native, Patrick is a fan of all the Steel City’s professional sports teams: the Steelers, the Penguins, and yes, even the Pirates.
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