Big Academic Catches

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Lake Superior State University students Addie Dutton, left, and Tori Roznowski bettered undergraduate and graduate students from across the state to take, respectively, best oral presentation and best poster honors during the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Michigan chapter’s annual meeting. Dutton’s talk explored changes in rainbow trout diets after the 2012 Duck Lake fire that consumed 25,000-plus acres. Roznowski’s poster talked about how caddis fly larvae – a major food source for fish – select different colors of background sand to avoid predators. Dutton is from South Boardman, Mich.; Roznowski is from Cheboygan, Mich. Both are senior fisheries and wildlife management majors. Faculty and students representing LSSU’s Fish and Wildlife Club were in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 9 to accept the AFS North Central Division’s Most Active Student Subunit Award, an honor that they have received seven out of the last eight years. Run a Web search on “LSSU fisheries management” to read more about that area of study at Lake State.