Wisconsin Ecology 19th Annual Spring Symposium
We are pleased to host Dr. Catherine Graham, Professor of Spatial Ecology and Ornithology Research at Stony Brook University, as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Spring Symposium on March 30 & 31, 2016.
Graham investigates the effect of spatial and temporal arrangement of habitats on ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes and the use of this information to inform conservation and management policy. At a landscape scale, she examines how landscape- and local-level factors influence patterns of habitat use by animals, with particular interest in bridging the gap between landscape and behavioral ecology. At a regional scale, Graham integrates existing data sources such as museum informatics, remote-sensing data, and phylogenetic hypotheses in order to examine patterns of species’ distributions. These hypotheses are then tested with empirical observations. Whenever possible, her lab uses their results to make conservation recommendations.
Featured student speakers:
Student presentations will begin at 1:15 pm on Wed, Mar 30.
Jeremy Hemberger, Entomology
Landscape mediates bumblebee foraging response to mass-flowering crops
Alexandra Linz, Bacteriology
Bacterial community development towards a steady state ecosystem in bog lakes
Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, Entomology
Linking pollinator behavior to selfing rate for three distinct pollinators of alfalfa.
Ke Xu, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Control-volume rectified eddy-covariance measurements
Anna Cates, Agronomy
With or without ants: decomposition processes in grasslands.
*Wisconsin Ecology Symposia are free and open to the public*