18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium Talk Schedule

Hello All,

The Annual Graduate Student Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 and will run from 8:15am – 4:15pm followed by a reception/ poster session at Array Cafe from 4:15 – 6:30pm!

Presenting author and titles are listed below for both the talk and poster sessions. To see the entire program CLICK HERE


Talk Session (8:15-4:15 in B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab B.):

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Poster Session (4:30-6:30 in the Concourse Cafe space on the first floor of IGB):

Jaime Coon: Grassland bird community response to an invasive grass and management using herbicde

Joshua Gibson: Comparative functional morphology and kinematics of miniature trap-jaw ant (Strumigenys spp.) mandible strikes

Katie Heineman: The importance of wood nutrient storage in tropical forest nutrient cycles: insights from a sapling defoliation experiment in Panama

Janice KellyDensity dependent effects on conspecific cue use for habitat selection and reproductive success in yellow warblers (Setophaga petechia)

Nicholas LaRacuente: Timescale separation and functional response in consumer-resource dynamics

Kelsey Low: Thermal challenges of overwintering eastern box turtles (Terrapene c. carolina) in eastern Illinois

Bailey Morrison: The post-glacial species velocity of Picea glauca following the last glacial maximum in Alaska

Scott Nelson: A systematic review of the impacts of invasive plants on avian ecology

Tolulope Perrin-Stowe: The evolution and phylogeography of African elephant mitochondrial genomes

Christina Vercillo: Effects of prairie management on soil characteristics and bees