Dan hit the Ecological Society of America meeting in Louisville, Kentucky with his poster on stoichiometric development of larval anuran development which will comprise his first thesis chapter. He had some good conversations and saw a bunch of interesting talks. The mussel biodiversity crew was also very busy the past two weeks and completed sampling at two Sipsey and two Buttahatchee River sites! The summer has flown by and now it is time to get back into the academic year here!
We attended the 2019 Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Basin mussel workshop this past week at the Jones Ecological Research Center. It was great continuing seeing mussels over this past week after fieldwork on the Paint Rock River and Bear Creek the weeks before. It was a a good musselcation and nice to meet and catch up with other colleagues in the southeast. It was a great time exploring different streams and learning about other mussels! We also were able to catch up with Dan Knapp and give him comments on his poster for the Ecological Society of America meeting. Looking forward to getting back down there.
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
My life is like a float trip!