Jock Irons bio

I lived my early life in Bennington, VT, graduating from Mt. Anthony
Union High School in 1971. I went to UVM for two years, then
transferred to Middlebury College. I graduated from Middlebury in
1977, with a year-long interlude of working on the Trans-Alaska
Pipeline in 1975. After a spell as a ski bum in Vail, CO, I moved to
Fairbanks, AK in 1980, where I lived until 2014. While in Alaska, I
obtained an M.Sc. (1985) and a PhD. (1993) in stream ecology from the
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). I worked for the US Forest
Service and the University of Alaska Fairbanks as an Aquatic Biologist
from 1991 to 1997.  I then entered a teacher certification program and
taught high school in Fairbanks for 5 years. In 2004, I was hired by
the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) at UAF as an IT specialist,
buying and fixing computers for faculty and staff, and working as part
of the IAB web team. I retired in 2014 and began the process of moving
back to Vermont, which is almost complete.

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