Team: Current Lab Members

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  • Justin Mcentire

    I am a senior and a soon-to-be biology major with a chemistry and Spanish minor. I have been a part of Dr. Venturelli’s lab for the past year. I work on data collection, management, and analysis – primarily for the rockfish project.

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  • Brynna Connolly

    I am an undergraduate zoology student with a minor in the French language. I participate in this lab as an undergraduate assistant. I have been lucky enough that all of my jobs have been animal-related, and I hope to continue this trend into the future!

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  • Jessica “Jit” Weir

    I am an environmental steward, fisheries professional, and music lover. My current research interests focus on utilizing big data to focus management and prevention efforts on the spread of nonindigenous aquatic species. I have been an active American Fisheries Society member for 7 years.       Education: M.S., Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University (2018) […]

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  • Zachary McDonald

    Zack is lead on three research projects in the lab: Using from catch data from an angler app to infer climate-induced changes in the relative abundance of freshwater game fish in the contiguous United States, Comparing angler movement networks for the state of Minnesota based on two sources of data (vehicle inspection surveys and angler […]

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  • Paul Venturelli

    I am an Associate Professor of Fisheries in the Department of Biology at Ball State University, and direct the PhD in Environmental Sciences. I joined the faculty in 2017 after 6 years at the University of Minnesota. I received my academic training at York University (BSc), the University of Alberta (MSc), and the University of […]

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