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Student Symposium 2015|Program in Ecology

4th Annual Ecology Student Symposium at the University of Wyoming 

Ecology Student Symposium 2015

The fourth annual Ecology Student Symposium will be held February 20, 2015 in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center at the University of Wyoming.  The Symposium, coordinated and hosted by the PhD students of the Program in Ecology, will feature student research currently underway in the Program in Ecology, ranging from soil microbes and climate change to short-horned lizard ecology to Arabian wolf movement in Israel.

The event is free and open to the public - all are welcome to attend!



12:00 - 12:10 pm  Opening remarks, Dr. Bill Gern, Vice President of Research and Economic Development.
      Berry Center Auditorium (rm. 138)

12:10 - 1:00 pm  Keynote Address, Dr. Lise Aubry, Utah State University.  "Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Environmental Change: From Individuals to Populations."
      Berry Center Auditorium (rm. 138).  Click here to visit Dr. Aubry's website.

1:00 - 1:30 pm  Break

1:30 - 5:00 pm  Oral Presentations by Program in Ecology Students, Berry Center Auditorium (rm. 138)

Session 1: 1:30-2:30
"Variable hybridization outcomes and population genetic structure in Catostomus species in Wyoming and Colorado," Liz Mandeville
"Behavioral influence on a sapsucker hybrid zone," Shawn Billerman
"Environmental niche divergence for hybridizing and non-hybridizing passerines," Libby Megna
"Conservation via umbrella species:  why umbrella size matters," Jason Carlisle

Session 2: 2:45-3:45
"Lack of transducer/structure shadowing correction explains observed underestimates in vertical wind velocity from some non-orthogonal sonic anemometers," John Frank
"Comparing diel nitrogen fixation flux using acetylene reduction and membrane inlet mass spectrometer methods," Hilary Madinger
"Growth variation and diversity maintenance in a successional overstory tree community ," Paige Copenhaver
"Invertebrate communities of oil and gas wellpads of the Atlantic Rim, Wyoming," Meg Wilson

Session3: 4:15-5:00
"Working to save the world’s most endangered antelope," Abdullahi Ali
"State-dependent foraging alters endocrine-energy availability relationships," Brett Jesmer
Closing remarks- Dr. Bob Hall, Program in Ecology Director

5:00 - 8:00 pm  Poster Presentations & Social by Program in Ecology Students, Berry Center Lobby. - Food and Drink provided!

"Presenting rangeland science to natural resource stakeholders," Kristen Gunther
"Can Invasive Species facilitate Native Species by reducing Parasitism? A Field Experiment assessing the Dilution Effect Hypothesis," Michele Larson
"Effectiveness of habitat manipulation in Godawari deer research center of Nepal Himalaya," Ramesh Sapkota
"The effects of past and present wellpad reclamation practices on plant community recovery," Cait Rottler
"Assessing the role of species extirpation on leaf decomposition in two streams of the intermountain west, Utah," Richard Walker


The Berry Center is located just west of the Geology Building on Lewis Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Call 766-6240 or email with any questions.

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