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Barstow Speaker Series Talk: Fishes of Texas and the Colorado River, with Special Attention to American Eel

On March 5, 2018 the Colorado River Alliance held their Barstow Speaker Series program in which Dean Hendrickson was asked to speak on the topic "Of Eels & Oysters: The Amazing Ecosystems of the Colorado River and Matagorda Bay".  Dean's talk oultined the scope of the Fishes of Texas

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Dr. Gary Garrett awarded Distinguished Texas Scientist honor by the Texas Academy of Science

This past weekend, members of our team attended the 119th Annual Texas Academy of Science Meeting in Junction, where our own Dr. Gary Garrett was selected for the Distinguished Texas Scientist Award. Recipients are chosen by the Academy’s Board of Directors for work that demonstrates “distinguished contributions to science through research and publication that has garnered recognition at the national and international level.” Gary began his career at the University of Texas

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Melissa Casarez attended iDigBio Workshop on Managing Natural History Collections Data for Global Discoverability

This workshop, fourth in an iDigBio-hosted series on biodiversity informatics, aimed to equip natural history collections personnel with the proper tools to make their data 'research ready'.  It was held at Arizona State University, Sept. 15-17 and covered such topics as:  Data Management Planning, Digitization Workflows, Intro to Data Mapping, Images and Media Issues, and Data Cleaning.  A detailed agenda can be viewed at their 

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Fishes of Texas Project continues

The second year of funding for our primary Fishes of Texas effort (a project called "Conserving Texas Biodiversity: Status, Trends, and Conservation Planning for Fishes of Greatest Conservation Need") just came through, assuring that we'll be able to continue our work on that database and conservation applications of it. 

Waller Creek UT Green Fees grant

For the next year Hendrickson, Dr. Mary Poteet in Jackson School of Geosciences, and Adam Cohen, Fish Collection Manager, ans several students to be hired soon, will be working to establish a UT-wide working group on Waller Creek, focused on its biodiversity and sustainability.