Augustana students Fynnigan "Fynn" Greene ('26) and Zack Horve ('24) with Dr Brittany McCall

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 5, 2024) — Two Augustana College environmental studies majors presented at the Southeastern Fishes Council conference hosted at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute on November16-November18.

Participating students included Fynnigan Greene, a Biology, Environmental Studies and Women and Gender Studies major of Geneseo (61254).

Students worked with Dr Brittany McCall, an environmental studies instructor, and a project co-author. Research presented included "Parasite Communities as Possible Bioindicators for Urban Aquatic Ecosystems" and "Investigating the Relationship Between Riparian Structural Diversity and In-Stream Biological Diversity in the Duck Creek (Iowa) Watershed."

Zack Horve presenting at the Southeastern Fishes Council conference

The Southeastern Fishes Council is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to the study and conservation of freshwater and coastal fishes of the southeastern United States. The 2023 Southeastern Fishes Council conference was held at Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 49th annual meeting included two-and-a-half days of presentation sessions and a poster session, where students and members shared their achievements.

Augustana College is a vibrant, welcoming liberal-arts college located on a 115-acre campus in the Quad Cities (pop 400,000) along the Mississippi River. Augustana, a residential campus, has 100 majors and programs, 160 student organizations, and 28 varsity athletic teams.

The college enrolls 2,500 students in a metro area that provides access to many career-paths and hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, jobs, student teaching, and research sites.

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