Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member

James Tyler Young

James Young.



I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech in May 2011. As an undergrad I completed two research projects working with spawning habitat for brook trout and white suckers. From these projects I developed an interest in conserving native fishes in freshwater systems. For my Master's project I am researching how movement patterns of pallid sturgeon relate to their age and sexual maturity in the lower Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Upon completing my Master's degree I plan to serve as a Fisheries Biologist and continue working with native species here in the southeast.