I am interested in conservation of native and underrepresented fish and how they can affect the ecosystem around them. I’m also interested in more effective, cheaper methods of river restoration and how to focus more on a landscape scale.
Thomas Hafen is a GIS technician for ET-AL at Utah State University. He has worked for the Fish Ecology Lab at Utah State University assisting grad students on various projects including: how Bonneville cutthroat trout populations recover from wildfires, determining habitat restrictions for bluehead suckers in the Weber River, working on the Rio Grande River and the food webs there. He also was an NSF REU during the summer of 2017 working in Toolik Alaska studying the ecological effects of lake characteristics and arctic char presence on other native fish species.