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Lane joined MGL in January 2021. His research is focused on the salinity tolerance between sub-populations of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) found in Texas by taking individuals from each population and running them through a series of salinity tests and using genetic samples to see if there is any correlation between hard genetics and salinity tolerance.


Lane received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from Texas A&M. During his time there he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Additionally, he performed research for the Dept. of Oceanography and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG). His undergraduate research focused on looking at the effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) on various fish species with GERG. For the Dept. of Oceanography, he took Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) samples taken from RAPID cruises and turned them into a digital database which can be used to calculate basic statistics, produce maps, and create vertical profiles.


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