Image: Martin Thoms and Mike Delong

Martin Thoms and Mike Delong

Professors Mike Delong and Martin Thoms visited the museum between 29 April and 2 May 2013. During this time they extracted fish and mollusc tissue samples from the freshwater collections. The image shows them in the ichthyology dry lab.

Mark McGrouther
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Mike Delong is from the Large Rivers Studies Center at Winona State University, USA while Martin Thoms works at the University of New England. The pair have an international project that is researching changes in freshwater ecosystems as a result of flow alteration in rivers. Fish samples from the Museum collection will be used to build a time line of food web structure for comparison of hydrological conditions before and after river modification.

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