College of Arts and Sciences DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY Mark Biercevicz, New Lab Research Technician, Joins the Biology Department Mark Biercevicz joined the Biology Department as a Lab Technician this past February. As a biologist, it has been said that Mark certainly has had a “storied” career. He has done many different things in many places. Working with Aquatec out of South Burlington, he undertook many in-depth studies involving fisheries, macroinvertebrates, water quality, and Lake Champlain issues. He has been inside the Alaskan Pipeline; was shot at by Ecuadoran Gunboats; was out in the Perfect Storm; has three brothers who were all drafted by professional baseball teams and one sister who played for the world championship women’s fastpitch softball team; and once had a job collecting bear scat for predator/prey analyses. He previously had worked at the UVM Horticultural Research Center where some knew him as the “Apple Man.” Nicknamed “Coyote,” field or forest is usually a good place to find him. Welcome!