Lab News – Spring 2023

The 2022-23 academic year has been a productive one!

Three Millersville Students presented at the 2023 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biologists meeting in Austin, Texas. Sean Burke (2022) and Nic Walker (2023) presented posters on their long-term study on interactions between native fish and nonnative mosquitofish. Sean’s work focused on morphological changes associated with these interactions and Nic focused on behavioral changes that emerged. Leilani Smith (2022) presented her work on the impacts of herbicide exposure on mosquitofish behavior.

On campus, we’ve begun a few new projects in the lab. One is aimed at understanding social and reproductive behavior in striped killifish (Fundulus majalis) and another is focused on the impacts of ocean acidification on growth and behavior in two species of estuarine snails.

Finally, Sean Burke (2022) has moved to Reno, Nevada where he is now working for the Eastern Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He is working on habitat restoration in the Truckee River watershed and also engaging in community outreach.

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