- Dec. 2013 – Josh Hamrick
graduated (BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) in December. Josh is
planning on going to grad school for ecology. Congratulations and good luck, Josh!
- Oct. 2013 - Emma
Levin-Nielsen (BS West Virginia Wesleyan College) is joining the lab as
a MS student in January 2014. Welcome Emma!
- Oct. 2013 - Paper in press
with some colleagues at Texas Tech University. Griffis-Kyle, K.L.,
Kovatch, J.J. and Bradatan, C. 'Water quality: a hidden danger in
man-made desert catchments.' Wildlife Society Bulletin.
- Oct. 2013 - Steve
Phelps was awarded a NASA Student Fellowship for undergraduate research
investigating chemical signals among aggregated freshwater mussels.
- Oct. 2013 - I will be
co-chairing with Dr. Gary Schultz a session, 'Microbial dynamics in the
water column of rivers and streams' at JASM in 2014.
- Sept. 2013 - Paper published:
Schultz, Jr., G. E, Kovatch J.J. and Anneken,
E.M. 'Bacterial diversity in a large, temperate, heavily modified river,
as determined by pyrosequencing.' Aquatic Microbial Ecology.
- Aug. 2013 - Mark
Castle, Tuesday Moats and Sam Cogar presented
a poster 'The metabolic theory of ecology as displayed by the
respiration rate of aggregated mussels' at the Undergraduate Capstone
Conference at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute in Columbus, OH.
- Aug. 2013 - Josh
Hamrick presented a poster 'Modeling
productivity within a light-attenuating turbulent system' at the
Undergraduate Capstone Conference at the Mathematical Biosciences
Institute in Columbus, OH.
- Aug. 2013 - Thaddeus
Tuggle (BS Cedarville University) joined the lab as a MS student.
- May 2013 - Mark
Castle, Tuesday Moats and Sam Cogar became NSF
Undergraduate Biological Mathematics Fellows for a yearlong
undergraduate project investigating the scaling effects of aggregation
on freshwater mussels. Sam and Tuesday are new to the lab.
- May 2013 - Invited
talk given: Kovatch, J.J. and Schultz, Jr. G.E. Comparative effects of
surface mining on microbial biodiversity in conjoined river tributaries.
Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.