Grad student Shannon Kieran was interviewed on the UC Merced graduate student podcast RadioBio! She discussed the life history of vernal pool fairy shrimp and described her research using eDNA to understand vernal pool biodiversity. Nice job, Shannon! Here is a link to the episode: https://soundcloud.com/user-386034408/radiobio-dispatches-vernal-pools
The GVL had a great showing at the Bay Delta Science Conference in mid-September! Six of us gave presentations, including students Amanda Coen, Ann Holmes, and Shannon Joslin. Andrea, Mandi, and Alisha Goodbla also presented. Ann Holmes received the “Best Student Oral Presentation Award!” Congratulations, Ann!
The GVL is looking for a mature, responsible undergraduate student with some lab experience and excellent attention to detail to help us enter sampling information from the GVL’s tissue and DNA collection into archiving software. We are looking for someone able to start this summer and continue until the archiving is completed (fall or winter quarters). Please check out our job posting on Aggie Job Link for more information. Job ID 839427
Matt turned in his thesis today and is officially a Master of Science! Congratulations, Matt! Keep an eye out for his paper, soon to be submitted to Conservation Genetics, entitled “To breed or not to breed? Maintaining genetic diversity in white sturgeon supplementation programs.”
Congratulations to Aviva for receiving an honorable mention on her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship proposal! This is a notable achievement as thousands of students from around the US apply each year and only the very best proposals are recognized with funding or an honorable mention. Excellent work!
Masters student and Marine Mammal Center volunteer extraordinaire, Matt Thorstensen, received the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship at the University of Manitoba! Matt will be moving to U Manitoba in April to begin a PhD with Dr. Ken Jeffries. Congratulations, Matt!