Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alum’s thesis accepted for publication

A manuscript based on Bridget Emmett’s ‘08 undergraduate thesis [“The Response of a Piscivore (Micropterus salmoides) to a Venomous Prey Species (Noturus gyrinus)”] has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Freshwater Ecology. This will be the 25th publication authored or coauthored by a student from the Biology Department since 2000. Emmett was an Environmental Biology major at SMU. Currently she is a first year graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle working on a master’s degree in Marine Affairs, a blend of natural and social science.

She will be going to the Philippines this summer to do her thesis work with a local nongovernmental organization, the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation. She will be conducting interviews with local subsistence fishermen who have gathered community support to establish a Marine Protected Area (a no take zone). She also will be presenting a paper at the Coastal Society conference in June “An Evaluation of the Marine Protected Area Planning Process in Washington State,”and serves as student editor for the Coastal Management Journal.