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

Staff Member

Mercedes Batalla

Mercedes Batalla

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Mercedes is from Buenos Aires, Argentina; she developed her passion for the environment from a young age by going on hikes and road trips with her family all around Patagonia. Mercedes earned a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Range, and Wildlife Management from Brigham Young University – Idaho. During her time there, she collaborated with the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Fish & Game, and interned with the U.S. Forest Service in the Salmon-Challis National Forest as part of the fisheries crew. She found a passion for aquatic invertebrates and fish through her studies of mountain streams in Idaho. Mercedes is currently working on her master’s degree studying prairie pothole wetlands in South Dakota with Dr. Steven Chipps.

Presentations Presentation Date
Millman, K., J.D. Stafford, M. Batalla, and S.R. Chipps. 2024. Vegetation and Avifauna Interactions in eastern South Dakota wetlands enrolled in the USDA-NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. January 2024