February 15, 2010
UMaine School of Marine Sciences graduate student Charlene Bergeronrecently won the Best Student Paper award for a presentation "Modelinggrowth without age markers in a variable environment: Integratingsize-frequency and tag-based methods in the American lobster." She wasrecognized for this work at the International Conference on RecentAdvances in Lobster Biology and Management Jan. 4-8 in Chennai, India. Marine Sciences graduate student Mahima Jaini also attended theconference and delivered a talk titled "Environmental forcing ofAmerican lobster settlement: The role of sea surface temperature."Prof. Rich Wahle from UMaine's Darling Marine Center, thesis adviserfor Bergeron and Jaini, also attended the conference.