Congratulations to Irene! Her poster presentation at the Society for Freshwater Science's Summer of Science was awarded runner up among graduate students in the Basic Science category. Not only did she receive an award, but she also will receive reimbursement for her registration fee for the 2021 SFS Annual meeting! Looking forward to seeing everyone in person again in Philadelphia! Fingers crossed!
There are two new articles in early view out from the Atkinson lab group! An article published in Freshwater Science (presents length-dry mass relationships to predict biomass of unionid freshwater mussels. This paper provides species-, tribe-, and family- level scaling equations as well as a R toolkit for outputting biomass estimates at each level of taxonomic resolution. Also, Brian first-authored an article that shows that feral pigs selectively feed on particular species of mussels, particularly pig toes (Fusconaia cerina). While this was not a planned study, it provides useful insights on how this invasive species may impact aquatic communities.
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
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