Research work at Montana LAB this Summer-Fall 2020
Summer 2020 Field Research Activities
Internships & volunteering opportunities
at Montana Lab
Are you interested in aquatic ecosystems: ponds, streams, rivers? in aquatic organisms such as fish, aquatic invertebrates, tadpoles? The Montana Lab welcome motivate undergraduates with great interest in getting hands on research experience working on the field or lab settings.
Please, contact Dr. Montana via email if you are interested in volunteering or doing an internship in her lab.
Fall 2020 courses
BIOL 4484/5484 Limnology
BIOL 3381 - General Ecology
Dr. Montana was invited to speak at the 1st. International Symposium of Tadpole Evolution. Brazil 2020. Her talk was entitled: Tadpole trophic ecology: continued efforts to answer the question 'what tadpoles really eat?”
Dr. Montana was awarded with a SFA Minigrant.
The Montana Lab conducted fish surveys in the Upper Brazos and Red River basins.
Courtney Plummer and Valerie Castillo (Biology Undergrads) joined the Montana Lab as research assistants.
Our paper entitled "Seasonal variation in basal resources supporting fish biomass in longitudinal zones of the Usumacinta River, southern Mexico" is published online early view in Marine and Freshwater Research. Congratulations to all!!
Erin Shepta joined the lab as a MS student. Welcome Erin!
Our paper entitled "The relationship between trophic level and body size in fishes depends on functional traits" was published in early view in Ecological Monographs.
Jordan Griffin and Zachary Hutchens were awarded 1st Place overall Undergraduate Poster presentation at the statewide 2020- Ecological Integration Symposium at Texas A&M. Way to go Jordan and Zach!!
Graduate (Jake Swanson) and undergraduate (Jordan Griffin, Zachary Hutchens, Kathy Li, Hannah Bays, Allison Pinson) students at Montana Lab presented their ongoing research via Virtual format at the statewide 2020- Ecological Integration Symposium at Texas A&M.
Jordan Griffin will be presenting her research project at the College of Science and Mathematics showcase Feb 22. Way to go Jordan!
Our paper entitled Macroevolutionary analyses indicate that repeated adaptive shifts towards predatory diets affect functional diversity in Neotropical cichlid is published in early view Biological Journal Linnean Society. Congratulations to all!
Morgan Beckham passed her MS oral examination! Congratulations Morgan!
Alejandra Martinez and Jordan Griffin (Undergraduates) and Dr. Montana will be presenting their research project at Texas Chapter American Fisheries Society meeting 2020, Waco, Texas. 23-25 Jan.
Our paper in Environmental Fish Biology entitled: "Functional and trophic diversity of fishes in the Mekong-3S river system: comparison of morphological and isotopic patterns" was accepted for publication! Yeaaa!