MU Student Receives Award for Outstanding Research

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University Fisheries student Josh Grassi received the prestigious Cooper Award for outstanding student research at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Fishery Society’s 2018 Spring Technical Meeting heldJosh Grassi (Left) accepts the Cooper Award from Tim Wertz, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Fishery Society. at Lycoming College in Williamsport.

Grassi also presented findings of his original research entitled “Environmental DNA detection of American Eels.” The research is an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey that is funded by the Tiadaghton Audubon Society.

Assistant Professor of Biology Greg Moyer also presented findings of his research collaborations with Cornell University and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  His talk, which addressed the development of new technologies to study aquatic contaminants of emerging concern, was entitled “Use of environmental DNA to detect aquatic species from Susquehanna and St. Lawrence basins

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