Article by: Jen Young, NGRREC/L&C Marketing and PR, email@example.com
EAST ALTON – Jenny Mullikin joined the National
Great Rivers Research and Education Center staff this month as a new assistant
scientist with a focus on wetlands ecology.
role at NGRREC is to support principle scientists with their
ongoing and future wetlands research and to collaborate with partner
organizations. Her previous work experience focused on ground nesting bees that
specialize on wetland dependent plants in urban areas. Prior to that, she
worked on wetland delineations and monitoring endangered species as an
“Ecology is the
study of organisms and ecosystems and I love that my work helps us understand
what’s going on right outside our door,” Mullikin said. “Also, getting to work
outside makes the job even better.”
earned a doctorate in biology from Saint Louis University this year. She first
became interested in environmental science as a high school student when she
participated in a class called Eco-ACT through the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
“It’s the middle
of field season right now, so everyone is busy conducting research but I’m
excited to learn more about what else is taking place at NGRREC as I get
settled into this new position.”
information on our wetlands research visit http://www.ngrrec.org/Research/ or contact Mullikin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 468-2871.
Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC℠)
in 2002 as a collaborative partnership between the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and Lewis and Clark Community College, NGRREC is dedicated to
the study of great river systems and the communities that use them. The center
aspires to be a leader in scholarly research, education, and outreach related
to the interconnectedness of large rivers, their floodplains, watersheds, and
their associated communities.