NotW: Dr. Kyle Piller - A Naturalist in the Rough
Continuing the Naturalist of the Week (NotW) series, this week I highlight a very productive researcher at Southeastern Louisiana University, Dr. Kyle Piller.
Dr. Piller is an ichthyologist
("ichthy" = fish; "ologist" = study)
and a diamond in the "rough" educational system in Louisiana. As the economy became more and more derailed, as Louisiana cut its education budgets, Dr. Piller maintained his research program and turned out well trained ichthyologists and research manuscripts.
He is also, of course, a naturalist!
He has taught many graduate students the art of seining for fish in the wilds of Louisiana and Mississippi. He made lab jockeys into fieldworkers. His leadership and training is making more and more well-trained ichthyologists with detailed knowledge of all things fish-related.
Thank you, Dr. Piller, for all you've done to encourage a naturalist experience for your students!
Interested in the research Dr. Piller conducts on fishes? Click the banner below to visit his website and learn more!