expanding the science of river ecology
- July 2020: PI Sandra Correa was invited to help lead an initiative to identify Aquatic Conservation Targets for the Amazon. This is a collaborative effort with Dr. Elizabeth Anderson (Florida International University) and Dr. Michael Goulding (The Wildlife Conservation Society) sponsored by the Moore Foundation. We are creating a network of approximately 20 scientists focusing on three teams: Amazon-Andes Connectivity, Fisheries and Aquatic Biodiversity, and Floodplain Ecosystems.
- Feb 2020: PI Sandra Correa was invited to join the Science Panel for the Amazon, organized by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a Global Initiative for the United Nations. The goal of this Panel is to synthesize information on the state of Amazon’s ecosystems and make recommendations for the conservation and sustainable development of the Amazon region through a Science Report presented to the next United Nations Biodiversity Conference to be held in China in 2021.
- Feb 2020: PI Sandra Correa and collaborators from Mississippi State University (Wes Neal, Peter Allen, Thu Dinh, Wes Schilling) and the Wildlife Conservation Society-Cambodia (Sitha Som and Simon Mahood) received an award from the USAID-Fish Innovation Lab to work on fisheries management and food security in the Sre Ambel River, a coastal river in Cambodia.
Jan 2020: MS student Conner Owens received a Grant in Aid of Research from the prestigious Sigma-Xi, The Scientific Research Society, to support his research on food webs in the Pascagoula River, MS.
Dec 2019: MS student Conner Owens received a Student Research Scholarship from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to support his research on food webs in the Pascagoula River, MS.
Oct 2019: PI Sandra Correa received an award from the Eppley Foundation for Research to support research on riverine and estuarine food webs in the Gulf of Mexico.
July 2018: An Ancient Alliance of Fish and Forest in the Amazon Is in Danger. By: Bhanu Sridharan, The Wire. Some species of fish specialized in eating fruits and dispersing their seeds far and wide 65 million years before birds and bats did. Now, they’re disappearing from the water, threatening the survival of the forest. Read more.
June 2018: These Fish Keep Forests Alive—And Fishing Threatens Them. By: Adam Popescu, National Geographic. Scientists have found that many South American forests rely on large fish to transport their seeds—and that may put them at risk. Read more.