Brian Wisenden, biosciences, had a paper accepted for publication in the “Journal of Animal Ecology” this week. The paper’s first author is MSUM biosciences (EEB) alum Tony Stumbo who just finished his MSc at Lethbridge University, Alberta. His thesis was nominated for Lethbridge University’s 2012 Gold Medal for outstanding graduate student of the year.

Another co-author, Clayton James, did a portion of his MSc at MSUM and a portion at Lethbridge University. James graduated in 2008 and now works as a fisheries biologist for the Alberta Conservation Association.

Cam Goater is a collaborator of Wisenden. This is their 5th publication together.

The full citation of the latest paper is:
Stumbo A, James C, Goater C, Wisenden BD. 2012. Shoaling as an anti-parasite defence in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to trematode cercariae. Journal of Animal Ecology.