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Austin Galinat

Austin Galinat, M.S. Student with Dr. Steven Chipps


Austin is from Rapid City, South Dakota and received his BS degree from South Dakota State University. Before beginning graduate studies, Austin worked as a Fisheries Research Technician with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. His primary duties included trout population assessments and habitat restoration in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Austin is currently working on his master’s degree, evaluating the role of mink predation on brown trout abundance and size structure in Rapid Creek, SD with Dr. Steve Chipps.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 53

Presentations: 128


Contact Information


South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute