New genus of deep-sea fish from Antarctica
- Dr. Matthew Davis is the author on a manuscript published in PLOS ONE "Repeated and Widespread Evolution of Bioluminescence in Marine Fishes". This work was featured in a number of media outlets, including National Geographic, LA Times, Science, Scientific American, The Washington Post, and Mashable.
- Dr. Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the Student Research Colloquium in April, 2016.
- Dr. Neal Voelz was awarded the 2016 Biological Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award on March 28, 2016.
- Work by Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss and the Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory on the impacts of triclosan on freshwater environments was highlight by Grist magazine (September 2015).
- Dr. Matthew Julius, along with Mark Gill (Engineering) and Bill Gorcica (Art) received funding from the Miller Scholars Award. They can now go on the road with an example of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) throughout visualization centers of the Northeast United States.
- Dr. Jorge Arriagada is continuing his longterm management plan for invasive species of plants at Camp Ripley and Arden Hills. Learn more about the invasive plants project here.
Dr. William Cook is a co-author on a manuscript “Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems,” that was published in March 2015 in the journal Science Advances.
- Dr. Matthew Davis is the senior author on a manuscript "The First Report of Luminescent Liver Tissue in Fishes: Evolution and Structure of Bioluminescent Organs in the Deep-Sea Naked Barracudas (Aulopiformes: Lestidiidae).", which was published in March 2015 in the Journal of Morphology. The study is the first to identify a bioluminescent (production and emission of light) organ in vertebrates that is derived from liver tissue.
- A paper by Dr. Matthew Davis, published in February 2015, diagnosed a new genus of deep-sea fish from waters around Antarctica. The paper, titled “Evolutionary Relationships of the Deep-Sea Pearleyes (Aulopiformes: Scopelarchidae) and a New Genus of Pearleye from Antarctic Waters.” was published in the journal Copeia.
- Aquatic fauna expert Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss is a leading researcher on the adaptation and evolution of Sicyopterus stimpsoni, the "inching climber" goby fish native to Hawaii. In 2014, the National Science Foundation produced a story and video about work done by Schoenfuss and colleagues at St. Cloud State and Clemson universities. Research teams have made multiple trips to Hawaii to investigate the fish's use of oral and pelvic suction cups to scale rocks behind waterfalls. Schoenfuss also studies how fish in rivers like the Mississippi adapt to chemicals in the water.