Biology: Ecobreak
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EcoBreak is an informal seminar designed for exchange of ideas between students and faculty in ecology, through the presentation of research, discussion, and good company.

EcoBreaks will be held every Tuesday at 11:30am in 332 Life Science. All are are welcome.

If you want to sign up to present or bring refreshments, contact Dr. Shannon Pelini.

Presenters, please remember to:

  • Introduce yourself--include status in graduate program or affiliation
  • Describe the purpose of the talk; i.e., is it practice for a conference, or a discussion of ideas?
  • Put your work in a larger ecological context



8/27 Introduce & Organize
9/3 Paul Moore Why smart people believe dumb things
9/10 Matt Cross Pattern Recognition Software as a Method of Identifying Individual Eastern Box Turtles
9/17 Amanda Martin Auditory Scene Analysis in Budgerigars and Zebra Finches
9/24 Anita Simic Use of remote sensing for monitoring and management of sustainable agriculture and bioenergy
10/1 Amanda Curtis Is the solution worse than the problem? Examining the effects of the invasive plants Myriophyllum spicatum and Rhamnus cathartica and the herbicide triclopyr on the survival and development of Lithobates pipiens tadpoles
10/8 Rich Budnik TBA
10/15 Jacob Miller/ Sara Zaleski TBA/ Graduate student funding sources
10/22 Juliet Slutzker TBA
10/29 Jake Graving TBA
11/5 Sarah Wofford / Amanda Martin TBA
11/12 Joseph Sarvary Para La Tierra Internship program in Eastern Paraguay
11/19 Audrey Maran / Jessica LaHurd TBA/ TBA
11/26 Margaret Vogel Bat ecology in the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, Central America
12/3 Dave Edwards /Amanda Browne TBA/ TBA
12/10 Ana Jurcak / Megan Shortbridge TBA/ TBA