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Joel VanDerMeulen , Contributor
Full name:
Joel VanDerMeulen
City, state, country:
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

I'm currently a student in the second year of my BSc program. I had a prospective dream of entering into the Entomology, but things have changed.

Recently I've grown interest in cataloguing the insect population in my region through photography, in order to learn about the natural history and diversity of Wood Buffalo (and maybe find a few new species along the way ;) ).