Undergraduate Natural Resources-Fisheries Conservation and Management student Hannah Moore attended the Desert Fishes Council Conference in Cabo San Jose, Mexico this fall. The Desert Fishes Council is an organization dedicated to the preservation of native desert fishes. Hannah gave a presentation at the conference, attended by state and federal agency personal, and representatives from different universities from the United States and Mexico. Hannah received the Carl L. Hubbs Award for Best Student Paper for her presentation entitled “Algae as Bioindicators of Stream Function in an Acid Mine Drainage” beating out graduate students from Universities such as ASU, Colorado and Santa Cruz! She was the only undergraduate in the student competition.
“I presented the work I have done in Dr. Peter Reinthal's lab examining food web dynamics in Sonoita Creek in the Patagonia Mountains. We have been using carbon and nitrogen isotopes to study food web dynamics and specifically I have been studying lower trophic levels and the algal community.”