Christine Fallon

Degree: Master of Science in Ecology

Thesis: Effects of stream intermittency on leuciscid and percid trophic dynamics in the Ichawaynochaway Creek Basin, southwest Georgia, USA

Awards & Accomplishments

John Spencer Research Grant – 2019

First publication as a co-author on “Diagnosis and Distribution of Florida Sand Darter, Ammocrypta bifascia (Teleostei; Percidae), in the Flint River, Georgia” in Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings – 2020

What has become your favorite quote?

“I get by with a little help from my friends”

–The Beatles 

What was your greatest epiphany in the last two years related to pursuing your degree?

Pursuing a Master’s degree has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences I have endured. It has been an exceptional opportunity for growth as a scientist and as a person. 

What would be your ideal job in life?

To be a refuge biologist for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service!

What was your coolest/most surprising research finding?

I thought it was cool that we found blackbanded darters were eating smaller minnows!

Share advice you would give somebody entering graduate school:

Getting an advanced degree is hard work. A wise woman once told me that “If science wasn’t hard then everyone would do it.” For students entering graduate school I would encourage them to try and keep their chin up and stay optimistic when the going gets tough!


What are your immediate next steps (within the next few months)? ​

Search for a national wildlife refuge that I can start working for in early 2021. I looking to relocate to a new state that I haven’t been to before, so that is exciting!

Congratulations, Christine!

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