Congratulations to Jane Kunberger on receiving an Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences! She has already been busy in the lab, but this grant will allow her to pursue her own research project. Her project is entitled: "Freshwater Acidification in the Near Future and How it May Affect Freshwater Mussels".
We have complete our physical habitat and water chemistry sampling! We are now busy with quantitative mussel surveys and that is going to keep us busy up until September.
Two new papers from the Atkinson lab have been published within weeks of one another! One paper on evaluating ecosystem services has been published in the Journal of Water Resources and Planning. The other paper is on algal community assemblages in the Kiamichi River and is out online in Aquatic Ecology!
Links are here:
Algal community assemblages and Willingness to pay for Ecosystem Services
The lab participated in Science Sunday at the University of Alabama Natural History Museum this past weekend. We provided information on freshwater mussels and amphibians. Additionally, we had some nice audio for local frog calls.
The recipients of the E.O. Wilson Fellowship for the summer included three graduate students part of the Center for Freshwater Studies. From left to right - Thomas Olinger, Brian van Ee, and Rebecca Bearden.
Research in southwest Georgia at the Jones Ecological Research Center. Stephen Golladay took all of these wonderful photos.