Congratulations to lab member Oliver Wilmot, who defended his MS research on 24 June. Oliver's work examined litter processing and shredder community structure in nine streams along a natural temperature gradient in Alabama and Georgia. Oliver is starting work immediately as an assistant invertebrate zoologist at the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database in Laramie, WY. Well done, Oliver!
*Although his defense went smoothly, Oliver failed the subsequent 'Carnitas Plate Challenge' (see right for a portrait of a beaten man). This was quite an upset, as he is otherwise renowned for having hollow legs.
At this rate, my lab will be empty by the end of the year, so I am actively recruiting students. If you share the lab's interests, please contact me, particularly if you are excited about how cave ecosystems are linked to their surface counterparts, or how phosphorus moves through fish or entire stream ecosystems. I have ideas for all of the above!