A long overdue Autumn 2022 update

It’s been a busy year!

The Spring 2022 lab cookout.

2022 started at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biologists (SICB) in Phoenix, AZ where lab members Leilani Smith and Trinity Young presented their research on social interactions in mosquitofish.

In the spring and into the summer we had several research projects taking place on the effects of pollutants on mosquitofish behavior, as well as how competition and perceived predation risk impact individual fish behavior.

This summer I also got to attend the International Society of Behavioral Ecologists (ISBE) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden where I presented some preliminary findings on multispecies predatory aggregations by teleost fish in Lake Tanganyika. I’ll be presenting updated findings at SICB 2023 in Austin, Texas.

The lab has established an ongoing partnership with the 4th grade classes at Burrowes Elementary School in Lancaster, PA focused on Animal Adaptations, in particular those in fish!

Lab Alumni Updates: Leilani Smith (2022) is currently pursuing a Masters degree at University of Miami (FL). Haley Beck (2021) is an Aquarist at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT).

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