My name is Chris Pullano and I’m currently a Graduate Research Assistant working towards my MS here at UNL under the advisement of Dr. Mark Pegg & Dr. Jon Spurgeon. My research focuses on the movements and recovery of Pallid sturgeon in the Platte River, Nebraska, using acoustic telemetry technology. The goal of this research is to better understand the reproductive ecology and habitat use of Pallid sturgeon in a large tributary to the Missouri River to inform future restoration activities.
I grew up outside of New Haven, CT, where I spent much of my childhood hunting and fishing around New England with my family. I received my BS in Wildlife Ecology (Fisheries) from the University of Maine in 2018, and continued to work seasonal fisheries positions for various state, federal, non-profit, and academic institutions across the country. Throughout this time, I have developed broad research interests in spatial ecology, native fish conservation, population dynamics, bioenergetics, and much more. One of my favorite aspects of working in fisheries is the opportunity to work all around the country with people from vastly different backgrounds and being able to learn from all these experiences.
In my spare time, I primarily enjoy fly fishing, fly tying, and waterfowl hunting.