PhD students Justin Conley (1st place), Allison Camp (2nd place) and Monica Poteat (tied 3rd place) each won awards for the best student talks at the Carolina regional Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (CSETAC) meeting. Twenty four students were in the competition, so it was a particularly strong showing for our group. Congratulations!
Allison Camp joins the lab as a Ph.D. student to work on the thermal physiology of aquatic insects . Welcome Allison!(more...)
We have a few papers in process at the moment:
Monica Poteat is working on an analysis of cadmium and zinc efflux that combines new data for several insect species with existing data from the literature for insects, molluscs, annelids and fishes.
Justin Conley is working on a comparison of selenate and selenite movement from water through periphyton to mayflies. His research highlights the potential importance of microbial activity in converting selenate to selenite and increasing bioavailability/uptake into algae.
Kyoung Sun Kim and I have been looking at gene expression patterns and respirometry in the mayfly Centroptilum triangulifer subjected to thermal and hypoxic stress. Our findings question whether the prevailing paradigm that oxygen limitation is at the root of thermal stress for water breathing ectotherms actually applies to aquatic insects.
Ph.D. student Justin Conley wins EPA star fellowship, best student talk at NABS, and the SETAC Chris Lee award for metals research. Justin will present his latest work at the SETAC Europe meeting in Berlin.
Ph.D. student Monica Poteat wins second place for best student talk at 2011 Carolina SETAC meeting. Congrats on new JEB article!