Mike Smircich

Graduate Research Assistant

Michael Smircich

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Email: michael.smircich@uconn.edu; smircich.mike@gmail.com

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Michael Smircich
Graduate Assistant
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT  06269



Mike Smircich is MS student in the ecology sector of the Schultz lab. Mike graduated from the University of New Haven in 2013 with a B.S. in marine biology. He began his MS work in the fall of 2013 at UConn. He is interested in the feeding ecology of early stage fish and the impacts of aquatic invasive species on the ecosystems they exploit. His research focuses on the feeding ecology of larval fishes in the Hudson River Estuary within a dynamic spatiotemporal frame. In particular, Mike is studying the impacts of a notorious invader, the zebra mussel, on the diet and feeding success of Striped Bass and America Shad in the estuary. In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing up and down the northeast coast.

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