21 August, 2013
PICRC Hires New Researcher
Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) is pleased to welcome Lincoln Rehm to its staff. Lincoln was hired in August as a Researcher to help maintain Research Department staff levels while two current Researchers, Adelle Lukes Isechal and Victor Nestor, leave PICRC for master’s level education. Lincoln is highly qualified for the Researcher position. He graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) with a B.A. in Biology and double minor in Chemistry and Chinese in December of
2012. During his time at UNT, Lincoln was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for work-study at the UNT marine physiology lab. His work at the lab focused on aquaponics (a type of aquaculture where the waste from farmed marine animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water), and he also studied the effects of climate change upon marine fish. Additionally, Lincoln worked as an Upward Bound Assistant at the same lab the summer
before graduation, where he taught high school students about marine biology lab research.
Lincoln’s skills will enable him to contribute much to PICRC’s Research Department and also support the Aquarium and Education programs. According to Kevin Polloi, the head of the research department, â€œthe hiring of Lincoln will help ensure that PICRC’s research programs will continue uninterrupted, while some of its current researchers will attend masters program outside of Palau.â€ For more information about the PICRC’s research, visit www.picrc.org or â€œLikeâ€ PICRC on Facebook. PICRC envisions people empowered with science and knowledge for effective marine conservation and management.