BIO 203

About the Authors

     Hello everybody! Thank you for visiting our website.  Our names are Vanessa Rud, T.J. Boettcher, and Brandon Wedig.  This informational website explaining the Silver Lamprey, or Ichthyomyzon unicuspis, was created by students as a requirement for Organismal Biology (Bio 203) at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.  As we were trying to decide which organism to study for our website, we decided that choosing an organism that can be found in the Midwest, especially the Mississippi River, would be an interesting topic.  We all enjoy spending our sunny, summer days boating, fishing, and swimming on the Mississippi River.  We then decided we would like to take a closer look at the Silver Lamprey, which resides in the Mississippi River.  Choosing a species that we were familiar with has given us a better understanding of the Ichthyomyzon unicuspis.  We hope you enjoyed our informational website!

Image of Author, Vanessa Rud

     Vanessa Rud is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.  She is majoring in biomedical studies with an emphasis on Pre Med.  After her undergraduate degree, she hopes to continue on to Medical School. 

      Vanessa Rud created the home page, classification page, and habitat page




Image of the author, TJ Boettcher.     T.J. Boettcher is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.  He is majoring in Biology and hopes to find a career in U.S. Fish and Wildlife or something similar.

      T.J. Boettcher created the adaptation and the nutrition page.




       Brandon is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse who has yet to declare a major.  He hopes to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic after he finishes his undergraduate degree.

      Brandon Wedig worked on creating the reproduction page as well as the interactions page on the website. 


Created by Vanessa Rud, T.J. Boettcher, and Brandon Wedig
Instructors: Dr. Gregory Sandland and Dr. Meredith Thomsen
            Website completed April 25, 2014.

To find additional information, check out the home page.