November 2016 Announcements
Showcase presentations now available
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase last month! We hope you enjoyed the sessions and gained valuable knowledge that enhanced your understanding of AIS issues and the research MAISRC is conducting. If you missed out or would like to review the presentations, they can be found online here.
MAISRC student wins Conservation Sciences Graduate Student of the Year award
Congratulations to Melaney Dunne for winning this prestigious award! Melaney, who is working toward her master’s degree with MAISRC, won this award based on her academic performance, outreach efforts, and presentations at professional meetings. We are pleased to announce that this is the second year in a row that a MAISRC student has won!
Farewell and thank you to researcher Dr. Dan Zielinski
MAISRC would like to thank and acknowledge research associate Dr. Dan Zielinski for his many contributions to Asian carp research. We offer our congratulations to him on his new position with the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission in Michigan. Dr. Zielinski’s unique background of civil engineering and water resources culminated in his research on sound, air, and modified lock and dam operations to block the advance of invasive carp. While Dan will continue to assist MAISRC part-time with the completion of our lock and dam modeling work, we wish him the best in his new position!
Welcome to new researchers
MAISRC is excited to welcome five new researchers to our team!
Dr. Ranjan Muthukrishnan is a postdoc working in Dan Larkin’s lab on aquatic invasive plants. Carolyn Malecha is a graduate student working in Przemek Bajer’s lab on common carp biocontrol. Paolo Magnone is a graduate student working in Mike Sadowsky’s lab on the metagenomic approaches to control AIS. Dr. Anvar Gilmanov is a research associate joining Peter Sorensen’s lab to continue efforts involved with deterring Asian carps through locks and dams. Dr. Ping Wang will be working part-time on eDNA. Welcome, all!
Thanks to Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group
MAISRC is delighted to thank the Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group – maker of Lund boats – for their generous support of our research! By assisting us with the purchase of a boat for aquatic invasive plant research, we are able to conduct field work on starry stonewort throughout the state and better stretch our research dollars.
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