Environmental science graduate student Laura Duffie received second place honors for an oral presentation concerning her research on the mercury toxicology of snowy plovers at the South Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists conference. The meeting, held jointly with the Gulf Estuarine Research Society, was held in Pensacola Beach, Florida, and served as a forum for scientists and students to share current research in wetland, estuarine and coastal habitats.
In recognition of Duffie's research and oral presentation, she was presented with a travel grant to attend the 2017 Society of Wetland Scientists international meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she will receive an award for her presentation.
Duffie’s research will provide insight into the current and local mercury contamination risks of breeding snowy plovers in Oklahoma and the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico. Learn more about her work here.