Congratulations to Alex for receiving this award from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences!
Congratulations to Joanna for receiving this award from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences!
Alex Fraik’s new research, recently published in in the journal Genes, has been highlighted by Wild Steelheaders United’s Science Friday. Alex’s work reveals changes in the genetic structure of steelhead and rainbow trout that inhabit the Elwah River in WA when the Elwah and Glines Canyon Dams were present on the river, as well as following their removal in 2012 and 2015, respectively. Her research also shows that man-made barriers to fish migration, like dams, and natural barriers, like waterfalls, have different effects on genetic variation in these fish. Read the full Science Friday article here.
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Anna McDonald, an undergraduate researcher in the Kelley lab, received an an Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations, Anna!
Writing is hard. It’s something that every scientist struggles with. Writing concisely — saying what you mean in as few words as possible — is especially hard yet it’s a crucial skill for scientists to develop. Postdoc Scott Hotaling published an open access essay in Limnology & Oceanography Letters to help. Titled “Simple rules for concise scientific writing” (see a summary of his rules below), Scott provides practical advice to improve your scientific writing.
Ph.D. Candidate Alex Fraik is featured in Outside magazine’s video What Dam Removals Can Do for a River. Alex was part of a team that sampled steelhead in Washington’s Elwah River to monitor their return after the removal of the Elwah and Glines Canyon Dams.