Dr. Hunter Carrick is a CMU biologist who contributed to two articles in the journal.
He said one of the best parts of the study was the collaboration with unpublished scientists – basically the students – which allowed them to jumpstart their career.
“One of the papers I wrote involved a number of students that I’ve worked with through the years. They just did a wonderful job. They’re very talented people and it’s always exciting to me to see people who are still learning about the process to have them involved in actually being published authors now.
Carrick said it’s rare to see the amount of collaboration that went into this project.
He said the information compiled in this journal will influence Great Lakes research for years to come.