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Consultant/Writer-Editor/Educator: Aquatic Resources, Aquaculture, and Environmental Policy
John Nickum has over 45 years experience working in the field of
Ph.D. Zoology/Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1966
M.S., Zoology/Botany, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 1961
B.S., Science/Biology, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1957
Consultant/Writer-Editor/Educator, Fountain Hills, AZ: present
Special Assistant to Assistant Regional Director-Fisheries, USFWS, Denver, CO: 2001 -2003
Senior Science Liaison, USGS-BRD, Denver, CO: 2000 - 2001
Regional Science Officer & Research Coordinator, USFS, Denver, CO: 1998 -2001
Center Director, Bozeman Fish Technology Center, USFWS, Bozeman, MT: 1995-1998
National Aquaculture Coordinator, USFWS , Washington, DC: 1990-1995
Joint Sub-Committee on Aquaculture, Vice-Chair and DOI representative, 1990-1995
National-International Fish Health Coordinator, USFWS Washington, DC: 1986-1990
Departmental Manager Development Program, DOI, Washington, DC: 1985-1986
Leader, Iowa Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1980-1985. Graduate Faculty, Iowa State University
Leader, New York Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 1975-1980 (Chair: Inter-Departmental Aquaculture Program, Cornell Univ.) Graduate Faculty, Cornell University
Asst. Leader, NY Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 1973-1975 (Chair, Inter-Departmental Aquaculture Program, Cornell Univ.) Graduate Faculty, Cornell University
Assoc. Prof., Wildlife & Fisheries, So. Dak. State Univ., Brookings, SD 1970-73
Asst. Prof., Wildlife & Fisheries, So. Dak. State Univ., Brookings, SD 1966-1970
Asst. Professor, Biology, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY 1965-66
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, So.Illinois Univ. Carbondale, IL, 1963-65
Writer, Editor, Librarian
Mary Nickum has 40 years experience as a librarian, educator, information resource manager, and writer/editor in
Mary is a retired librarian, who is now an editor and freelance writer. Her primary focus is on science for the public. She has chosen to extend her science for the public outreach to children.
Mary earned a B.A. degree in English education at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, a Masters in Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University. She worked as a science librarian at US Environmental Protection Agency, National Water Quality Laboratory in Duluth,
She is a former editor of The Progressive Fish-Culturist, Editor-in-Chief of the Intermountain Journal of Science, and currently edits the World Aquaculture magazine.
Mary’s articles are published in: Hatchery International, Aquaculture Magazine, Northern Aquaculture and Fish Farming News.
Her first book for children and their families, Mom’s Story; A Child Learns About MS, tells the story of a young girl who sees her mother with some frightening health problems and learns she has MS but she will not die from it.
$ 9.95 USD