Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism
Department or School/College
Joseph Eaton, Denise Dowling, Erim Gomez
shellfish, North Carolina, lake trout
University of Montana
Agriculture | Food Science | Nutrition
How do we manage fish species, and how do fish, in turn, impact us? This portfolio of three stories will explore some of the ways in which humans interact with aquatic landscapes. First, we’ll go to Flathead Lake in Montana, where invasive lake trout have all but decimated native trout species, and learn what the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are doing to address the issue. Then, we’ll examine stories of a legendary Big Fish in Alaska’s Lake Iliamna, and think about what it means to scientifically prove something as real. The last story looks at the aquaculture industry in coastal North Carolina – it's economic and cultural significance, as well as its future under the pressures of climate change.
Beck, Lena J., "Underwater: Science & Story in Aquatic Communities" (2022). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11938.
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