Brian Wisenden, Biosciences Department, and seven undergraduate collaborators, had a research paper accepted for publication this week in the international peer-reviewed journal CHEMOECOLOGY. Co-authors were MSUM undergraduates Mikaela Hanson and Whitney Shegrud, University of Minnesota Undergraduates Alexai Falkner, Ingrid Holstrom, Samantha Molitor, and Samual Willard, and University of Utah undergraduate Joshua Gillen. 

The manuscript was the product of a field experiment at the U of M Itasca Biological Field Station in June 2017. The title of the paper is “Field Verification of Chondroitin Sulfate as a Putative Component of Chemical Alarm Cue in Wild Populations of Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas).” Mikaela Hanson was funded by a summer scholarship from the Judy Strong Endowment. Whitney Shegrud received funds from the MSUM Undergraduate Students in Research club.