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EEB Research Symposium

Mist on a lake

The EEB Research Symposium provides an opportunity for EEB students and faculty to share their current research, network across departments, and showcase the program to prospective students. The symposium is hosted by the EEB graduate student organization, GREBE*. The symposium will features eleven oral presentations, a poster session, and lunch. Among the nine presentations from Iowa State faculty and students, there will be three faculty, six students, and one postdoc representing four different departments. The symposium is bookended by an opening address from ISU alumna Suzanne McGaugh and a closing keynote address by Tracy Langkilde, Head of Biology at Penn State University.


Time Speaker Presentation
10:00 Welcome -
10:05 Suzanne McGaugh - Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Blind fish provide big insights
11:00 Break -
11:15 Bryan Juarez - PhD student, EEOB Predicting organismal jumping performance from morphology in frogs
11:30 Franciszek Hasiuk - Assistant Professor, GE AT Foram Farming: Calibrating Benthic Foram Mg/Ca for Secular Variation in Seawater Mg/Ca through culture experiments
11:45 David Stein - MS student, EEOB Butterfly and Flowering Plant Community Responses to Invasive Grass Control through Herbicide Treatments
12:00 Break -
12:15 Zhen Yu - Postdoc, EEOB Reconstructing historical cropland in United States from 1850 to 2015
12:30 Rebecca Polich - PhD candidate, EEOB Transgenerational effects of elevated corticosterone on offspring phenotype and fitness in the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)
12:45 Stacy Lindshield - Lecturer, Anthropology Risk-sensitive foraging in savanna chimpanzees
1:00 Lunch -
2:00 Nicholas Lyon - MS student, EEOB Incorporating Correlative Modeling into Modifying Restoration Strategies for the Future
2:15 Marshall McDaniel - Assistant Professor, Agronomy Plant Diversity in the 4th Dimension: Do Crop Rotations Enhance Soil Ecosystem Functions?
2:30 Kaitlyn Holden - PhD candidate, EEOB Preparing for winter dormancy: Early-life experience affects condition, metabolism, and hormonal response to cold temperatures in the checkered garter snake, Thamnophis marcianus
2:45 Poster session + light refreshments -
3:15 Tracy Langkilde - Professor, Penn State University What Doesn't Kill You...Adaptive Responses to Environmental Change
4:15 Closing Remarks -

*GREBE (Graduate Research in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology) promotes interaction and sharing of ideas among graduate students and faculty of the EEB Interdepartmental Graduate Program.