Congratulations to Ph.D. student Chelsey Nieman on winning the Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award for Outstanding Students! Also, a big congrats to masters student Tiffany Atkinson on being a finalist for the award as well! Keep up being outstanding students in fisheries, ladies!
A list of every lab members 2018 highlight!
Tiffany: I completely finished collecting data for my Master’s thesis.
Rylie: My 2018 highlight is that I decided to start my own Research with Distinction project with the Gray Lab this year.
Richard: I secured my first publication looking at differences in behavioral responses between fish with different parental origin, and successfully defended my master’s thesis to graduate with a MS.
Bethany: Skipped my Master’s graduation ceremony and that same day hopped on a plane for Uganda to start my Ph.D.!
Chelsey: I published two papers on the effects of elevated turbidity on visual ecology of Lake Erie fish and also taught my very first aquatic ecology course.
Brynne: I furthered my passion for youth outreach and education by helping teach aquatic ecology to a variety of school groups.
Taylor: Being fortunate enough to have the opportunity to live in Columbus for the summer where I developed and carried out my first independent research project looking into sexual behavior in African cichlids.
Jeremy: I started my Master’s program at Ohio State University and completed my first field season and semester of course work.
Andy: I was fortunate enough to spend my summer studying how the vision of adult Walleye is effected by increasing turbidity concentrations on Lake Erie, with results indicating that algae may disrupt vision at a much lower level than suspended sediment.
Can’t wait to see what new publications, students and research will happen in 2019! Big things coming from the Gray Lab!