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January 11, 2019
Katelyn Miller will be starting in the lab Spring 2019. She will be working on the population genetics of two mussel species in Iowa.
December 14, 2018
End of semester lab get together. Pictured are from left to right: Madison Perry, Ailish Wasserman,Eric Moody, Ruiwen Wu, Jee-Yun Hyun, Kyung-Seok Kim, Juan Mungaray, Dylan Powell
June 27, 2016
Sampling for a collaborative project (with Clay Pierce and Mike Weber) investigating habitat use and population genetic structure of teh Federally Endangered Topeka Shiner recently started.  The field crews have been successful collecting Topeka Shiners in off-channel habitats and in...
June 20, 2016
Congratulations to Jer Pin for successfully defending his dissertation in June!  He did a great job on his presentation and really impressed his committee.        
October 13, 2015
I assisted some colleagues with surveying for Texas hornshell mussels on the Rio Grande in September. It was a great trip overall and I was able to collect some samples of two species of interest for a future phylogeography project.
October 13, 2015
Kevin conducted some more "research" on salmon and trout on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.
June 08, 2015
The proposal: Habitat Improvement Projects for Stream and Oxbow Fish of Greatest Conservation Need, that was submitted as a Competitive State Wildlife Grant (SWGc) was funded. The project involves a collaboration with several state and federal agencies as well as two other NREM faculty members (...
March 30, 2015
Jer Pin Chong and I attended the bi-annual meeting of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society in St. Charles, Missouri this past week. The meeting was well attended and there were a number of interesting talks. Jer Pin presented some of his dissertation research comparing the genetic...
February 15, 2015
Congratulations once AGAIN to Jer Pin for receiving a travel award to attend the Freshwater Mollusc Conservation Society meeting in St. Charles, Mo later this Spring.
December 16, 2014
Jer Pin recently received the award for excellence in teaching for his outstanding work as a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa State University! Congratulations Jer Pin!
September 10, 2014
My collaborator Dr. Bernie Kuhajda at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) has successfully collected several specimens of the endangered Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri).  Tissue samples were carefully collected from the shrimps and the animals were safely released...
September 10, 2014
My lab will be working with Mike Weber's Lab (NREM) to estimate the distribution of introduced Asian carp in Iowa rivers using genetic tools.  Mike's lab has been collecting fish eggs using plankton tows all Summer and we will be staring DNA extraction and identification of eggs via DNA...
August 20, 2014
I recently spent a week fly fishing in the Yucatan with friends.  Paradise Lodge is located just North of the border with Belize near the town of Mahahual, Mexico. Even though this was my first salt water fly fishing trip I managed to boat a number of baby tarpon as well as permit, bonefish,...
July 14, 2014
Jer Pin successfully completed his preliminary exams this past Spring semester and is now officially a PhD candidate. 
July 11, 2014
 The talk titled "A comparison of genetic diversity between symaptric populations of the endangered winged-mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) and its common relative (Amphinaias pustulosa) in the St. Croix river, USA" was part of a symposium on the Bivalvia.  The meetings were hosted at the...
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