Author Archives: mhassett
Reproductive performance of alternative male phenotypes of growth hormone transgenic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
The ever-increasing human population places increasing stress on global food resources. In response to this, an idea to improve fish farming has come about to create transgenic salmon that would have an increased growth rate. Researchers have been able to … Continue reading
Effects of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on native bivalves: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Zebra mussels have coexisted in their native European range alongside sphaeriids and other unionids on a timescale ranging from decades to millennia. They were accidentally introduced to North American in the late 1980’s and have become well known for out … Continue reading
How is it possible for someone to study science for the better part of two decades and to only now hear of Alexander von Humboldt upon entering graduate school? Stephen T. Jackson’s short biography offered me a first glimpse of … Continue reading