Sabrina Moore is a graduate student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology. Her main research area involves the aquatic ecology of the Robalo River and the effect of invasive rainbow trout on the phenology of invertebrate prey.
Sabrina worked with mentors Dr. James Kennedy in the U.S. and with Dr. Tamara Contador at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park on Navarino Island near Puerto Williams, Chile.
Sabrina says about her experience, "Being part of an international research team opened my eyes to the possibilities in my field. I enjoyed every challenge from backpacking the length of the Robalo River and searching the stones for invertebrates to teaching a local school group."
Sabrina plans to present her research at a conference this fall.
The Entomological Society of America Conference will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. At this conference, Sabrina will present a poster titled, "Impacts of Invasive Rainbow Trout on Terrestrial and Aquatic Insect Communities on Robalo River of Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile," co-authored by Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Tamara Contador, and James Kennedy.