A. Love

You have reached the webpage of Corey Anne Krabbenhoft (formerly Corey Love).  I recently graduated with distinction from Dr. Tom Turner's lab with an MS at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My Master's thesis addressed the interaction of fish and aquatic invertebrate communities and the alteration of food web interactions relative to the presence of young-of-year fishes. After a five week research trip to Mongolia this summer, an otolith microchemistry project on Galaxiid fishes from Chile and a genetic study of grayling from Mongolia, I will be starting a Ph.D. program in Fall 2014 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

May 2014
Well we've moved again and we're staying for a while this time. We are now in Detroit, MI. I am currently have a research technician position where I am identifying invertebrates in an aquatic ecology lab. I will be starting a PhD program in the fall at Wayne State University. I'm very excited about moving forward with my degree and we're having a lot of fun exploring Michigan. It's very different from what we're used to but we are loving all the quick access to lakes and streams. Additionally I've been learning more about the ecological studies going on in the area, largely with respect to invasive species.

8 May 2013

We've moved! We are now in College Station, TX at Texas A&M University. I am working as a Research Assistant on a reproductive phenology project in Dr. Kirk Winemiller's lab. We are sampling the Brazos and Trinity rivers for larval fishes. It has been fun to familiarize myself with the fauna of Texas. We even saw an alligator the other night while sampling. I'm looking forward to our trip back home for Ichs & Herps in July.

7 January 2013

Happy new year! We're looking forward to the exciting year ahead. First thing on the priority list is to get out a couple of manuscripts. I'm Looking forward to having my first couple of papers out for publication. Other than that, the hunt for our next adventure is on. We have mixed feelings about leaving Albuquerque soon, but are excited for what comes next.

6 August 2012

Back to work today after our adventure in Mongolia. Five weeks went by so quickly! We had an amazing time. Mongolia is beautiful and our group was awesome! Met some great people and got to participate in some very cool research. I'm excited to see what comes of all of our efforts. We brought back a lot of samples. For now it's back to work. I'm starting on our Chilean Galaxiid otolith project as of today. Should be a fun new challenge getting ready for Woods Hole.

Photo: TL Kennedy

I am a New Mexico native, having grown up in Albuquerque. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in December 2009. During this time I was employed at the Museum of Southwestern Biology Division of Fishes. I carried over the interests I gained there to a graduate program in aquatic ecology. My MS research was a continuation of a project I started on as an undergraduate. We looked at food webs in the Rio Grande, New Mexico. I became particularly familiar with the fish and aquatic invertebrate fauna of the Rio Grande and incorporated community dynamics into my thesis. I earned a  Master of Science with Distinction from UNM in July 2012.

After having finished my graduate work, I went on a five week trip to Mongolia to conduct a research project on the food webs of the tributaries of Lake Hovsgol. Hovsgol is a particularly pristine system, being so remote. As such it is a wonderful place to study the impact of climate change without influence from other anthropogenic factors.

Since then I have worked in a few Research Technician positions. The first was with my former adviser at UNM working on Chilean Galaxiid and Salmonid species. I prepped otoliths for microchemistry analysis which are now being analyzed. I also worked in a limnology lab assisting in field work and collection of continuous water quality and chemistry data.

We moved a couple times since then and I had the opportunity to work on reproductive phenology of fishes  in Texas at Texas A&M University. I am currently identifying aquatic invertebrates for an ecology laboratory at Wayne State University in Detroit where I will be starting a Ph.D. program in the fall.