The best part of scientific research is the people that you get to interact with while trying to better understand the world. I mean, the travel is great, so is the research itself, but the people are what ties it all together. Throughout my career, I've been lucky to encounter some exemplary scientists that are somehow even better humans. This is my way of publicly acknowledging them all and I would encourage you to look up their various research efforts. You won't be disappointed. Want to work with me/us on something? Shoot me an email: scott.hotaling (at) wsu.edu!
These people don't fit the lists below because they're either involved in a majority of what I do and/or they greatly influenced my academic trajectory and career (but aren't necessarily involved in my day-to-day research).
Postdoc advisor: Joanna Kelley, Washington State University
PhD advisor: David Weisrock, University of Kentucky
Undergrad advisor: Nick Haddad, Michigan State University
Polar fish genome evolution
Luana Lins (Postdoc, Washington State University)
Alpine stream ecology
Debra Finn (Assistant Professor, Missouri State University)
J. Joseph Giersch
Ice worm genome project
Microbial ecology of extreme environments