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Sky Hedden and James Whitney sampling the fish community in the Gila River, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Garrett Hopper
Garrett Hopper recording metabolism data during a mesocosm experiment at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Photo Credit: Ella Magerl
Graduate student Ryan Greenway uses a pipette to combine chemical ingredients with dissolved fish gill tissue to isolate RNA for sequencing.
Fish ecology graduate and undergraduate students sampling fish in the Kiamichi River, Oklahoma. Photo Credit: Garrett Hopper
A metabolism chamber experiment in progress. The experiment is testing the effects of different combinations of fish and mussel biomass on ecosystem metabolism and nutrient uptake. Photo Credit: Garrett Hopper
Microscope photograph of the male reproductive organ from an Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana). Researchers at K-State are trying to figure out how differences in reproductive structures between Atlantic mollies from different habitats might lead to the formation of new species. Photo Credit: Ryan Greenway
Kings Creek, Konza Prairie Biological Station. Photo credit: G. Hopper
Undergraduate technicians construct enclosures to be installed into the Kiamichi River. The experiment will test whether enclosures with mussels attract fish. Photo Credit: Garrett Hopper
Middle school students learn about microbial cooperation and quorum sensing while becoming young scientists for a day. Here we see a culture of the bacteria Vibrio fischeri illuminated by a blue light transilluminator.
Graduate students Ryan Greenway (left) and Garrett Hopper (right) use a seine net to catch fish in a naturally occurring toxic stream in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo Credit: Robbie Shone
Graduate Student Anne Schechner and other participating in a controlled burn at the Konza Prairie Biological Research Station.
Algae contrasted against rhodamine dye in Kings Creek at Konza Prairie Biological Station. Dye’s like this are sometimes used to measure the flow-path of the water in a stream.
Graduate students John Coffin and Bryan Frenette pulling a seine net through a creek in Oklahoma to catch fish in water polluted with heavy metals (why the water is so orange).
Air blasting soil to look at shrub root architecture.
Professor Michi Tobler (left) and graduate student Ryan Greenway (right) dissect fish in the rain in southern Mexico. The tissues they dissect are returned to K-State for RNA and DNA sequencing. Photo Credit: Robbie Shone
A group of cichlid fishes (Vieja bifasciata and Thorichthys helleri) in their natural habitat, a stream in the foothills of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Photo Credit: Ryan Greenway
Undergraduate researcher Sammi Greiger conducting research on plant species composition.
Graduate student Rory O’Connor measuring the water potential of creosote bush in the Mojave Desert.
Graduate student Monica Shaffer working on plant species composition research.
A rainfall manipulation experiement in the Mojave Desert. Photo credit: Rory O’Connor
Graduate student Seton Bachle taking soil cores to count the root density of dogwood shrubs at Konza Prairie Biological Station.
Graduate student Seton Bachle looking using herbarium specimens to investigate the effects of increased nitrogen deposition.