The Aquatic Ecology Lab (AEL) has 3 undergraduate fellows this summer:
- Melissa Bittner, a third-year undergraduate in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, received a summer URO Research Scholarship. She will be working with Chelsea Hintz and Drs. Libby Marschall and Jahn Kallis on an ongoing project looking at largemouth bass in Ohio reservoirs.
- Taylor Brown, third-year undergraduate in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, received a URO Research Scholar award to study predator-prey interactions between dragonfly larvae and their tadpole prey. Her research is being supervised by Drs. Michael Fraker and Stuart Ludsin.
- Stephen Hadick, a third-year undergraduate researcher in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, received a URO Research Scholarship to study the effect of climate warming on the physiology of an endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid (fish). His research is being supervised by Dr. Stuart Ludsin.
AEL is also welcoming 3 high school interns: Kenton Colvin (sophomore; St. Charles Preparatory School); James Berry (junior; St. Charles Preparatory School), and Luke Bobay (junior; Thomas-Worthington High School). All three will be helping with a variety of projects which will give them insight on field work, lab methods, and what it's like to be an aquatic ecologist.