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Joe Giersch

Joe Giersch is an aquatic entomologist for the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Research Interests

Joe is stationed at Glacier National Park, Montana. Joe’s research interests have focused on the taxonomy, systematics, ecology and biogeography of alpine aquatic insects, and stem from an interest in invertebrate morphology and field biology. This work has resulted in the association and description of unknown life stages of rarely studied alpine caddisflies, as well as investigations into the factors contributing to the isolation and speciation of rare macroinvertebrates in alpine stream and spring habitats.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. 2002. Entomology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

  • B.S. 1994. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

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