Alaskan wins $120,000 NMFS fish fellowship

Posted: Friday, May 05, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been chosen to receive a fisheries fellowship from the National Marine Fisheries Service worth nearly $114,000.

Dana Hanselman, a doctoral candidate at UAF, won the three-year fellowship, which covers tuition, salary, travel and living expenses. Fellows work summers at NMFS facilities.

Hanselman's field of study is population dynamics -- the factors and characteristics of fish populations that can change due to human or natural influences.

Four students received the fellowships. Two of the three other winners are from California. The third is from Massachusetts.

The fellowship program, new this year, is designed to encourage scientific research. It's run by NMFS and the National Sea Grant College Program.

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