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Nov. 22, 2016 - Students of Dr. Brian Mangan, director of the Environmental Program and professor of environmental science and biology at King’s College, recently presented their research findings at the 11th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium held at Bucknell University.

King’s junior Peter Lange, Edison, N.Y., presented his work titled, “Crayfish Exploratory Behavior,” and senior Kim O’Hop of Avoca presented, “Crayfish Aggression: Rusties vs. Alleghenies.” 

In addition, King’s seniors Nicholas Martino, East Northport, N.Y., and Joseph Tona, Wilkes-Barre, and junior Joseph Ramos of Wilkes-Barre presented their results in a poster titled, “The Occupancy Rate of Artificial Cover Objects in a Riparian Forest: Grass vs. Leaf Litter and the Influence of Precipitation.”

The research projects were supported by grants from the PA Sea Grant and Degenstein Foundation. Mangan’s research this summer focused on the crayfish of the Susquehanna River, as well as salamander populations in a riparian forest along the river. Mangan is also the founder and director of the Susquehanna River Institute. 

King’s College environmental science majors who presented their research findings recently at the 11th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium at Bucknell University are, pictured from left: Nicholas Martino, Joseph Tona, Joseph Ramos, Kimberlee O’Hop, and Peter Lange.