Ongoing Research in Texas work 2021-2022
Our article entitled: Trophic ecology and resource partitioning of Common Snook and Mexican Snook in the Usumacinta River Delta accepted for publication in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Congratulations to everyone, in special to Edgar Abraham Aragón Flores as this was one of the topics of his PhD dissertation!
Dr. Montana and Collaborators from University of North Texas received award from Texas Comptroller Office study populations of Endangered fish species. We will be busy for 4-year!!!
TPWD Inland Fisheries State Wildlife Grant pre-proposal submitted. Finger crossed!!
Our article entitled: The cost of gold: Mercury contamination of fishes in a Neotropical river food-web was published in Neotropical Ichthyology.
Collaborative Research proposal with Texas A&M University was submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF). Fingers crossed!
Our article entitled: Community assembly within ponds: the roles of space, time, and environmental gradients was published in Aquatic Ecology!
Research Grant proposal in collaboration with the University of North Texas was submitted to the the Texas Office of Comptroller. Fingers crossed!
National Science Foundation (NSF) founded our collaborative research project for MRI: Acquisition of Tekran mercury speciation system. This is in collaboration with University of Texas at Tyler. Congrats to everyone!!
Siena Stassi (SFA, Env. Science undergraduate) joined the lab. Welcome Sienna.
Brittney Reese graduated from SFASU, Biology! Congratulation Britt.
Dr. Montana was awarded with the SFASU Distinguish Grant Award: Faculty research First Award" for her research achievements since she arrived at SFA in Fall 2019.
Zachary Hutchens presented his summer research work on Impacts of urbanization in the populations of Sabine Shiner at the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 at SFASU. Way to go Zachary!
Congratulations to Zachary Hutchens for being awarded with the Student Field Natural History Award at the 2021 The Southwestern Association of Naturalists (SWAN) meeting 22-24 April 2021. Zachary presented his research on Movements, Habitat use and Ecological aspects of the Sabine Shiner in East Texas streams. Way to go Zach!!
Our new book entitled: Peacock Bass: Diversity, Ecology and Conservation" by Kirk Winemiller, Leslie Kelso Winemiller & Carmen Montana) has been published by Elsevier.
Dr. Montana was awarded with the SFA Research Grant Development for Summer 2021.
Congratulations to Zachary Hutchens for being one of the recipients of the 2021 Undergraduate Research Summer Award. Way to go Zach!
Congratulations to Jake Swanson (M.S. Student) recipient of the STMicroelectronics scholarship and the McCullough Family Scholarship from the ATCOFA.
Lucas Kahn (Undergraduate)
received Top Scholar winner at the 2021 SFA Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations- Way to go Lucas!
Undergraduates (Zachary Hutchens, Brittney Reese Valerie Castillo, Courtney Plummer and Lucas Kahn) and Graduate (Erin Shepta and Jake Swanson) at Montana Lab presented their research projects at the 2021 Virtual Texas Chapter American Fisheries Society. Good job everyone!
Dr. Reuber Antoniazzi from Brazil joined the Montana Lab as a Research Associate. He will be describing historical patterns of communities and and spatial distribution of streams network. Welcome Reuber!!