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Benjamin H Letcher

Ben Letcher is an Ecologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. 

Ben is a population ecologist focusing on stream habitats and science communication.

Professional Experience

  • 1995-now USGS, Ecology section leader, Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turners, Falls, MA, and adjunct professor Department of Natural Resources
    Conservation, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • 1994-1995 Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Fellow (with Dr. David Conover) State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

  • 1992-1994 Electric Power Research Institute Fellow, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • 1990-1992 Wisconsin Sea Grant Fellow, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • 1987-1990 URI-USEPA Cooperative Research Fellow, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

  • 1986-1987 Research Assistant, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA.

  • 1985-1986 Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, 1994, NC State, Zoology with statistics and modeling minor

  • M.S. 1990, URI School of Oceanography, biological option

  • B.S. 1985, Trinity College, Biology

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