Wisconsin Ecology 18th Annual Spring Symposium

Greg Asner

We are pleased to host Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Clemson University Master Teacher and Alumni Distinguished Professor in wildlife ecology, as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Spring Symposium on March 11 & 12, 2015. His research interests are in songbird ecology and conservation, integration of game and nongame wildlife management, and the African American land ethic and its role in natural resources conservation. He is a board member of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Lanham does a lot of public speaking and writing about nature and wildlife; his work has been featured repeatedly in Orion - see his widely shared piece (9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher). He has been interviewed repeatedly on the radio, including National Public Radio. Check out his blog "Wild and in Color" and listen to his call-in birding radio show on Clemson's Your Day radio station.

Featured student speakers:
Student presentations will begin at 1:15 pm on Thurs, Mar 12.

Jeremy Ash, Botany
Spatial signals of climate change in the abundance and distribution of understory species in Wisconsin over 50 years

Rachel Brunner, Botany
Decadal shifts in the plant community of a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest

Meghan Fitzgerald, Zoology
Tropical Spider Aggregations: An active, plastic, behavioral adaptation of Nephila clavipes spiders

Jesse Miller, Zoology
Encroachment of woody vegetation drives rapid state change in insular grasslands

Stacey Marion, Agronomy
Wisconsin Giant Ragweed Resistance to an ALS Inhibitor: A Case of Herbicide Resistance in Weed Species

Ben Oyserman, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Integrative 'omics to ogle ecophysiological adaptations to life as a phosphate accumulating organism

Autumn Sabo, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Influences of white-tailed deer on plant community assembly in northern temperate forests

Janet van Zoeren, Entomology
Trophic cascades in a cranberry marsh: Can detritus-removal improve biological control?

*Wisconsin Ecology Symposia are free and open to the public*

Spring 2015 Symposium

Location: Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 West Dayton St.

Wednesday, March 11

3:00 p.m.
Dr. J. Drew Lanham
Heart's Work and the Mission to Conserve Nature

4:00 p.m.
Reception & Poster Session

Thursday, March 12

1:10 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
Jeremy Ash

1:30 p.m.
Rachel Brunner

1:45 p.m.
Meghan Fitzgerald

2:00 p.m.
Jesse Miller

2:15 p.m.
Stacey Marion

2:30 p.m.
Ben Oyserman

2:45 p.m.
Autumn Sabo

3:00 p.m.
Janet van Zoeren

3:15 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.
Dr. J. Drew Lanham
The Reconstruction of the Academic: Balancing on the Razor's Edge Between Art and Science

4:30 p.m.

See previous Symposia