Wisconsin Ecology 19th Annual Spring Symposium

Catherine Graham

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*

Spring 2016 Symposium

Location: Varisty Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. (map).

Wednesday, March 30

1:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
Jeremy Hemberger

1:30 p.m.
Alexandra Linz

1:45 p.m.
Emmanuel Santa-Martinez

2:00 p.m.
Ke Xu

2:15 p.m.
Anna Cates

2:30 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.
Dr. Catherine Graham
Linking patterns and process across scale: A case study with South American hummingbirds

4:00 p.m.
Reception & Student Poster Session

Thursday, March 31

3:00 p.m.
Dr. Catherine Graham
Taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of beta-diversity: what can be learned from the comparison

4:00 p.m.

The 2016 Symposium is supported by the University Lecture Committee and the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute


See previous Symposia