The College of Agriculture published a nice story about our lab efforts to train undergrad researchers. Check it out!
The lab is growing again. Welcome to our two new MS students, Hannah Zinnert and Suzanne Tenison.
I had the opportunity to talk with a reporter about algal blooms related to a terrible tragedy in CA where a family and their dog died and toxic algae are on the list of potential causes. Very sad situation. Story available here.
We will also be welcoming a new German undergraduate researcher supported by the DAAD-RISE program -Susie Wittenzeller.
Congratulations to Angelea Belfiore for completing her MS degree and moving onto an exciting career counting phytoplankton samples at BSA Environmental Services.
The lab has been publishing a bunch of interesting papers. Congrats to all of the authors on these publications, especially the student authors! Buley, R. P., A. Kelly, L. Roy, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, M. Gladfelter, A. Belfiore, and A. E. Wilson. In press. Controlling Microcystis blooms in Alabama catfish aquaculture. Alabama Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet ANR-2757. 5pp. (Website);
Fernandez-Figueroa, E. G., A. P. Belfiore, and A. E. Wilson. 2021. Drones for monitoring “blue-greens” in catfish aquaculture ponds. Fish Farming News 2021(1):16-17. (PDF);
Odom, S., H. Boso, S. Bowling, S. Cotner, C. Creech, A. G. Drake, S. Eddy, S. Fagbodun, S. Hebert, A. James, J. Just, J. R. St. Juliana, M. Shuster, S. Thompson, R. Whittington, B. Wills, A. Wilson, K. R. Zamudio, M. Zhong, and C. J. Ballen. In press. Meta-analysis of gender performance gaps in undergraduate natural science courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education (PDF);
Clark, A., B. Howell, A. E. Wilson, and T. Schwartz. In press. Draft genomes for one Microcystis-resistant and one Microcystis-sensitive strain of the water flea, Daphnia pulicaria. G3 (PDF);
Buley, R. P., H. E. Correia, A. Abebe, T. B. Issa, and A. E. Wilson. 2021. Predicting microcystin occurrence in freshwater lakes and reservoirs: assessing environmental variables. Inland Waters 11(3):430-444. (PDF); Valle-Pombrol, A. A. Comas-Gonzalez, D. Castro-Rodriguez, A. Garcia-Moya, and A. E Wilson. 2021. Planktonic cyanobacteria from the Abreus Reservoir, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences 16(1):20-29. (PDF);
Hyman, M., Q. Wang, A. E. Wilson, S. Adhikari, and B. T. Higgins. 2021. Production of Daphnia zooplankton on wastewater-grown algae for sustainable conversion of waste nutrients to fish feed. Journal of Cleaner Production 310:127501. (PDF)