News from the Laboratory

rachelChockFifth-year master’s student Rachel Chock successfully defended her thesis titled “Re-emergence of ancestral plasticity and the loss of a rare limnetic phenotype in an Alaskan population of threespine stickleback,” and walked in commencement ceremonies May 18.

Rachel studied the effects of human-induced environmental change on the behavior of a unique population of stickleback in Lynne Lake, Alaska.

After graduation she will be spending part of the summer doing fieldwork with pronghorn in Montana and the rest working at Lake George in New York helping to remove invasive milfoil. In the next year she is planning to spend time traveling and working in Australia and Southeast Asia, and wants to continue to be involved with conservation and animal behavior. Read more about Rachel