Graduate Studies

Dylan Stompe Winner 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award

Dylan Stompe stands in a boat on the Sacramento River holding a fish.

Master of Sciences in Biological Sciences graduate Dylan Stompe was one of two 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award winners for his thesis titled "Habitat-specific diet analysis of Sacramento Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus grandis) and striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the Sacramento River."

Stompe, who earned his undergraduate degree from UC, Davis, worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for three years before returning to school at Chico State.

During his master's study at Chico State, Stompe was recipient of a $12,000 scholarship from the Northern California Water Association which helped fund his thesis.

You can read more about some of Stompe's work here in "Saving the Salmon," an article about Professor Mandy Bannet's team of researchers and the Sacramento River side channel restoration project.