We conducted a one day mini-workshop at the Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway. Jane Kunberger (undergraduate), Brian van Ee (PhD student), and Monica Winebarger (incoming PhD student), and Carla all participated while Adam Kaeser (USFWS) provided his expertise on the matter. The group collected data on the Flint River and Ichawaynochaway Creek and processed all their data in the classroom that afternoon. If you would like more information on the application of side-scan sonar to research please see: https://www.fws.gov/panamacity/sonarhabitatmapping.html
Zach Nickerson just received news that the proposal he put in for the 2017 Conchologists of America (http://www.conchologistsofamerica.org/publications/) Academic Grant has been funded. This grant will be used to help fund his denitrification assays and travel to Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Great job Zach!
The Atkinson lab drove up to Raleigh, NC for the annual Society for Freshwater Science (SFS, formally NABS) meeting. Carla Atkinson, Jane Kunberger, Zach Nickerson, Lauren Shouse, and Brian van Ee all attended and gave either a poster or oral presentation. See the SFS site to search for their presentation abstracts: sfsannualmeeting.org/Search.cfm
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
My life is like a float trip!