The lab hits the road (part 2)

Last week, Angela and Ariana presented their research at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Ariana presented in a special session on environmental change in mountain lakes, where she dazzled the crowd with her doctoral research on contaminants, like mercury, in high elevation lakes.

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Angela presented some new research on ponds that were created by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 in a special session on testing ecological theory in aquatic ecosystems.

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One of the highlights of the meeting was catching up with old friends and colleagues.  At the meeting, we discovered that there were four generations of scientists stemming from the mentorship of Mike Vanni from Miami University (middle).

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Four generations of awesomeness (l-r): Natalie Westwood (generation #4), Alison Derry (g3), Celia Symons (g3), Mike Vanni (g1), Shelley Arnott (g2), Angela Strecker (g3), Ariana Chiapella (g4).

We even found some time to go for a hike, complete with lots of cool plants and animals.

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We’re looking forward to continuing working on these projects with our collaborators and hope to see you at a meeting soon!

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