This week our research on the ecology and conservation of eastern brook trout was highlighted as part of an upcoming film - Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery. Expedition Chesapeake examines the linkages between the millions of people that live in the watershed and the plants, fish, and wildlife that inhabit the amazing and diverse habitats of this national treasure. This film, hosted by Jeff Corwin, is set to hit the giant-screen in 2019. Thanks to Greg, Tom, and the entire film crew for a memorable day on the water.
Congratulations, Ben! Ben was awarded the Eva B. and G. Weidman Groff Memorial Scholarship from the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Mark Petty Bush Memorial Scholarship in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Great job Ben and keep up the outstanding work.
The Wagner Lab helped out with the Wildlife Leadership Academy's Brookies Camp held along Fishing Creek near Lamar, PA. Brookies Camp is a week long brook trout centered camp where high school students learn all about brook trout from conservation and natural history to ecology. Wagner lab members served as camp instructors on fish internal and external anatomy, stream health, and macroinvertebrate collection and identification.
Shannon received the AFS Genetic Section James Wright Award to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Atlantic City, NJ. Congratulations, Shannon!
Ben's research proposal was selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Award, which will help support his excellent research this fall. Congrats, Ben.
Congratulations, Danielle. Danielle received a Travel Award, made possible by the Sahakian Family Endowment, to attend the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Atlantic City, NJ.
Congratulations Ben, on being awarded the Laurel Haven Endowment Scholarship - awarded by the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to conservation education.
Probabilistic measures of climate change vulnerability and adaptation action benefits for eastern brook trout
Our new paper, published in Global Change Biology, provides probabilistic measures of climate change vulnerability and adaptation action benefits for brook trout, a cold‐water salmonid of conservation concern in the eastern United States. The predictions from our modeling work can be explored on the Trout Unlimited ArcGIS server here. The model output can be integrated into other online maps using this service address. A special thanks to Trout Unlimited for hosting these model predictions!
Congratulations to Shannon - the 2018 recipient of The J. Brian Horton Award. The Horton Award recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the graduate community by a student in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Penn State. Well Done!!
The Wagner Lab spent a day at Gray's Woods Elementary School teaching kids about the importance of taking care of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, clean streams and rivers, and all the critters that depend on clean water for survival (including us humans!). Kids loved seeing the creepy, crawly aquatic invertebrates and learning about Brook Trout, Pennsylvania's state fish.