The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Past Ecology Seminars

Past seminars organized by the Penn State Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, and other ecology-related seminars

Upcoming Events
When What Where
November 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Jonathan M Duncan
(Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State)
Nutrient fluxes in urban watersheds: Insights from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study
107 Forest Resources Building
November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm Ruth Yanai
(State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem STudies: QUEST
107 Forest Resources Building
November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm David Eissenstat
(Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State)
Strategies of Nutrient Acquisition in Temperate Trees
217 Forest Resources Building
October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm Kathleen Lohse
(Idaho State University, Department of Biological Science with joint appointment in the Department of Geosciences)
Improving prediction of soil carbon and fluxes at the plot to landscapes scale
107 Forest Resources Building
October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm Jessica Corman
(University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Limnology)
Frontiers and foundations of ecosystem ecology: Legacy of a classic paper (Odum 1969)
107 Forest Resources Building
October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm Terrance Bell
(Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State)
Organisms, communities, and environments: What actually matters in a microbiome?
107 Forest Resources Building
October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm Margarita López-Uribe
(Department of Entomology, Penn State)
Pollinator health: Lessons from their evolutionary and life history traits
107 Forest Resources Building
October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm Kevin L. Hockett
(Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State)
When To Kill Your Neighbor: Bacterial Antagonism In the Phyllosphere
107 Forest Resources Building
September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm Tracy Langkilde
(Biology Department, Penn State)
Adaptive responses to environmental change: Living with fire ants, road noise, and loud croaks
107 Forest Resources Building
September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm Rebecca Bliege Bird
(Department of Anthropology, Penn State)
Does pyrodiversity beget biodiversity? Using ethnoecological methods in Australia
107 Forest Resources Building
September 11, 2017 - 4:00pm David Miller
(Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State)
Quantifying ecological processes from observational data: using hierarchical models to separate observation-, state-, heterogeneity-, and dynamic-processes
107 Forest Resources Building
May 10, 2017 - 7:00am Dr. Charles N. Serhan and Dr. Gary D. Wu, Keynote Speakers
(Penn State University Park Campus)
The 36th Summer Symposium - Metabolism, Disease Models and Model Organisms
Berg Auditorium - 100 Huck Life Sciences Building
May 9, 2017 - 11:00am Joe Mascaro
(Planet.com)
Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth
Berg Auditorium - 100 Life Sciences Building
April 27, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Jianjun Cheng, PhD
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Addressing Delivery Challenges through Controlled Materials Design
135 Reber Building
April 26, 2017 - 12:20pm Curt McConnell
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - The Fate of Phosphates in Agricultural Ecosystems: Using 18O to trace phosphorus turnover in soil
104 Forest Resources Building
April 24, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Ray Huey
(University of Washington)
Thermal sensitivity of ectotherms in a warming world
106 Forest Resources Building
April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. W Christopher Funk
(Colorado State University)
Keynote Address - 2017 Evolutionary Ecology Research Symposium: "My population is screwed. Will genetic rescue help?"
Berg Auditorium - 100 Life Sciences
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm The Ecology IGDP
(Penn State)
Evolutionary Ecology Research Symposium
301D Life Sciences
April 19, 2017 - 12:20pm Ted Primka
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Effects of soil moisture and topographic position on the distribution of relative root production below ground
104 Forest Resources Building
April 17, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Lisette Waits
(Univeristy of Idaho)
Comparative landscape genetics of amphibians, bats and rain forest trees in Idaho and Costa Rica
106 Forest Resources Building
April 12, 2017 - 12:20pm Brady Boyer
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Pre-dispersal seed predation and its effects on the plant community
104 Forest Resources Building
April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Brendan Bohannan
(University of Oregon)
Each of Us an Island: Using ecological theory to understand variation in host-associated microbial communities
106 Forest Resources Building
April 6, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. James Delattre, PhD
(Penn State University)
Invent Penn State: New Entrepreneurship and Commerialization Support Services for Faculty Research
135 Reber Building
April 5, 2017 - 12:20pm Noah Winters
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Mining Tropical Genetic Diversity to Improve Agricultural Crops
104 Forest Resources Building
April 3, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Stephen Keller
(University of Vermont)
Life at the Edge: Ecological genomics of climate adaptation in range-edge populations of balsam poplar
106 Forest Resources Building
March 29, 2017 - 12:20pm Erik Hagan
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Shifting Perspectives in Riparian Conservation Planning; Trade-offs, Options and Opportunities in Managed Ecosystems
104 Forest Resources Building
March 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Greg Gilbert
(UC Santa Cruz)
Phylogenetic ecology of wild plant diseases
101 ASI
March 23, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Ashley Leberfinger, MD
(Penn State Hershey Medical Center)
Generation of 6 Cell Lines from Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells
135 Reber Building
March 22, 2017 - 12:20pm Kelly Derham
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Identifying ecological and management factors that affect forest composition 10 years after an overstory removal in mixed-oak forests
104 Forest Resources Building
March 15, 2017 - 12:20pm Tim Gould
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Coarse Woody Debris in Riparian Corridors of Central Pennsylvania: How Quantities, Characteristics and Dynamics Vary with Anthropogenic Disturbance
104 Forest Resources Building
March 13, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Bruce Schulte
(Western Kentucky University)
Chemical communication and social behavior of elephants with applications for conservation
106 Forest Resources Building
March 1, 2017 - 12:20pm Rachel Rozum
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Modeling Phosphorus Dynamics in Soils and Release to Water Systems
104 Forest Resources Building
February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. R. Ford Denison
(University of Minnesota)
Ecology Seminar Series - Evolutionary tradeoffs as opportunities
106 Forest Resources Building
February 22, 2017 - 12:20pm Colbie Reed
(Penn State )
Ecology Colloquium Series - Biochemical and biophysical factors governing a complex host-parasite relationship: Pathogen growth and development as observed in the entomopathogenic fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis
104 Forest Resources Building
February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm Morgan Varner
(US Forest Service)
Ecology Seminar Series - Flammability of North American Forests
106 Forest Resources Building
February 15, 2017 - 12:20pm Courtney Davis
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Co-occurrence in the Order Carnivora: an analysis of the spatial distributions of sympatric carnivores worldwide
104 Forest Resources Building
February 13, 2017 - 4:00pm Junpeng Mu
(Penn State)
Ecology Seminar Series - Global warming and anthropogenic activity influence plant-pollinator interactions in a Tibetan lotus
105 Wartik
February 11, 2017 - 11:00am Dr. Peter J. Hudson
(Huck Institute for the Life Sciences - Penn State University)
2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
100 Thomas Building, Penn State
February 8, 2017 - 12:20pm Ethan Kibe
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Modeling Black Bear Populations in PA
104 Forest Resources Building
February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm Jesse Lasky
(Penn State)
Ecology Seminar Series - Plant responses to climate from genomic to community level
105 Wartik
February 1, 2017 - 12:20pm Asia Murphy
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Using Camera Traps to Examine How Carnivore Distributions and Interactions Influence White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival and Density
104 Forest Resources Building
December 5, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Victoria Braithwaite
(Penn State)
Lessons from Ecology for Conservation: what does a fish need to know?
107 Forest Resources Building
November 28, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Todd LaJeunesse
(Penn State)
Ecological insights from coral-dinoflagellate symbioses: Does competition contribute to stability in mutualisms?
107 Forest Resources Building
November 14, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Christina Grozinger
(Penn State)
Bee health: from genes to landscapes
107 Forest Resources Building
November 7, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Robert R. Junker
(University Salzburg)
Integrating the chemical ecology of flowers into community ecology
107 Forest Resources Building
November 7, 2016 - 11:53am Richard T.T. Forman
(Stuckeman School - 2016 Landscape Architecture John R. Bracken Fellow)
Urban Ecology Science, Resources Next to Cities, and Where to Add a Billion People
Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space (First Floor)
October 31, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. David Hughes
(Penn State)
Zombie ant fungi: How the organism without the brain controls the one with the brain
107 Forest Resources Building
October 24, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Elizabeth Pringle
(University of Nevada, Reno)
Microbial symbionts, plant metabolism, and the trophic exchanges that regulate a multispecies protective mutualism.
107 Forest Resources Building
October 17, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Jason Kaye
(Penn State)
It isn’t easy to apply biodiversity-ecosystem function theory to sustainable agriculture
107 Forest Resources Building
October 3, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Erica Smithwick
(Penn State)
Thinking spatially and socially: enhancing landscape management under rapid ecological change
107 Forest Resources Building
September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Andrew Light
(George Mason University)
Should We Intentionally Create Novel Ecosystems in Response to Climate Change?
107 Forest Resources Building
September 19, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Tomás Carlo
(Penn State)
Ecology of Frugivory and Seed Dispersal: a key animal-plant interaction
107 Forest Resources Building
September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Peter Hudson
(Penn State)
Some challenges and successes in studying The Ecology of Infectious Diseases
107 Forest Resources Building
June 14, 2016 - 10:00am N/A
(VWR)
2016 Lab Big Show
Life Sciences Bridge - Huck Life Sciences Building
April 27, 2016 - 12:20pm Tim Gould
(Penn State)
Floodplain disturbance & ecosystem service provisioning
104 Forest Resources Building
April 25, 2016 - 4:00pm Ray Callaway
(University of Montana)
Exotic plant invasions in a biogeographic context
106 Forest Resources Building
April 20, 2016 - 12:20pm Shauna-Kay Rainford
(Penn State)
Thesis proposal: Soil organic carbon in vernal pools
104 Forest Resources Building
April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm Kurt Fausch
(Colorado State University)
For the love of rivers: A scientist's journey
106 Forest Resources Building
April 13, 2016 - 12:20pm Sarah Isbell
(Penn State)
Nutrient supply and retention in ROSE 2.0 (Reduced-Tillage Organic Systems Experiment)
104 Forest Resources Building
April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm Richard Hobbs
(The University of Western Australia)
Changing ecologies: finding ways to the future without losing the past
Berg Auditorium (100 Life Science Bldg)
April 12, 2016 - 1:00pm Novel Ecosystems Research Symposium:
(An afternoon with Penn State Ecologists)
A one day ecology research symposium
University Park
April 11, 2016 - 4:00pm Richard Hobbs
(The University of Western Australia)
Dangerous ideas: controversy and polarisation of debate in conservation and restoration
106 Forest Resources Building
April 6, 2016 - 12:20pm Christian John
(Penn State)
Migrating against a green wave: caribou movement in a landscape of unpredictable phenological phenomena
104 Forest Resources Building
April 4, 2016 - 4:00pm Jessica Gurevitch
(Stony Brook University, NY)
Landscape demography: heterogeneity and scale in the growth, stability and extinction of populations
106 Forest Resources Building
March 30, 2016 - 12:20pm Melanie Kammerer
(Penn State)
Pollinator conservation in agricultural landscapes
104 Forest Resources Building
March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm David Holway
(University of California, San Diego, CA)
Social insect invasions: colony-level trait variation and success in new environments
106 Forest Resources Building
March 23, 2016 - 12:20pm Eric Hagan
(Penn State)
Shifting perspectives in riparian conservation planning: Trade-offs, options and opportunities in managed ecosystems
104 Forest Resources Building
March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm Janneke Hille Ris Lambers
(University of Washington, WA)
Forest Community Reassembly with Climate Change
106 Forest Resources Building
March 16, 2016 - 12:20pm Colbie Reed
(Penn State)
Characteristic necrophoresis behaviors within the social network of Camponotus pennsylvanicus
104 Forest Resources Building
March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm Jason Fridley
(Syracuse University, NY)
The Modern Invasive Species Problem: a World Darwin Envisioned?
106 Forest Resources Building
March 2, 2016 - 12:20pm Lexie Orr
(Penn State)
Topographic controls of soil respiration at the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
104 Forest Resources Building
February 29, 2016 - 4:00pm Doug Fraser
(Sienna College, NY)
Strong interactions with heterospecific resident during colonization sets stage for eco-evo interactions in the globally invasive Trinidadian guppy
106 Forest Resources Building
February 24, 2016 - 12:20pm Staci Amburgey
(Penn State)
Improving our understanding of the role of climate, species interactions, and land-use change on species range dynamics
104 Forest Resources Building
February 22, 2016 - 4:00pm Don Cipollini
(Wright State University, OH)
Alternate outcomes of the interaction of specialist and generalist herbivores with novel invasive host plants
106 Forest Resources Building
February 15, 2016 - 4:00pm Shouli Li
(Penn State)
Population management in novel ecosystems: desert restoration, plant invasion, and epidemic management
106 Forest Resources Building
February 8, 2016 - 4:00pm Katriona Shea
(Penn State)
Disturbance, diversity, and invasion ecology
106 Forest Resources Building
February 1, 2016 - 4:00pm John Parker
(Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, MD)
Living in the Anthropocene: Plant Community Response to Global Change
106 Forest Resources Building
January 25, 2016 - 3:30pm CANCELLED - Andrew Light
(George Mason University)
Should We Intentionally Create Novel Ecosystems in Response to Climate Change?
106 Forest Resources Building
December 9, 2015 - 12:20pm Weile Chen
(Penn State)
Mycorrhizal fungal communities associated with temperate trees
102 Forest Resources Bldg
December 7, 2015 - 4:00pm Terry Chapin
(University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Conservation Stewardship: Shaping Pathways of Large-scale Change in Social-ecological Systems
112 Walker Bldg
December 2, 2015 - 12:20pm Warren Reed
(Penn State)
Long-term changes in masticated woody fuelbeds in northern California and southern Oregon
102 Forest Resources Bldg
November 30, 2015 - 2:30pm Ebony Murrell
(Penn State)
From the ground up: Investigating multitrophic interactions in agroecosystems
301D Life Sciences Bldg
November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm F. Joseph Pollock
(Penn State)
Coral health and disease: from ocean basins to bacteria
301D Life Sciences Bldg
November 11, 2015 - 12:20pm David Muñoz
(Penn State)
The Salamander Population and Adaptation Research Collaboration Network: Where to next?
102 Forest Resources Bldg
November 9, 2015 - 2:30pm Kristin Strock
(Dickinson College)
Diatom community responses to climate change
301D Life Sciences Bldg
November 4, 2015 - 12:20pm Will Miller
(Penn State)
Evaluating the population genetic structure of eastern white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): implications for management of chronic wasting disease
102 Forest Resources Bldg
November 2, 2015 - 2:30pm Clare Rittschof
(Penn State)
Honey bee aggression: Integrating scales and disciplines
301D Life Sciences Bldg
October 26, 2015 - 2:30pm Barbara Baraibar
(Penn State)
Weed seed predation in agroecosystems
301D Life Sciences Bldg
October 21, 2015 - 12:20pm Matt Toenies
(Penn State)
Effects of hemlock decline on bird communities at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
102 Forest Resources Bldg
October 19, 2015 - 2:30pm Dan Warner
(Auburn University)
he role of developmental plasticity and natural selection in shaping phenotypic variation in lizard populations
301D Life Sciences Bldg
October 12, 2015 - 2:30pm Chris Howey
(Penn State)
Ecological effects of prescribed fire on black racer habitat use, thermoregulation, and energy expenditures
301D Life Sciences Bldg
October 5, 2015 - 2:30pm Micky Eubanks
(Texas A&M University)
Ants, plants, and bugs: Community-wide consequences of mutualisms involving honeydew-producing insects
301D Life Sciences Bldg
September 30, 2015 - 12:20pm Ismaiel Szink
(Penn State)
Are endophytes saprotrophs?
102 Forest Resources Bldg
September 29, 2015 - 4:00pm Brian Barnes
(University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Overwintering in the Arctic: Animal strategies for surviving the long winter
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
September 25, 2015 - 11:15am Eric Lonsdorf
(Chicago Botanic Garden)
Formal application of common sense to integrate our knowledge of bees into fruit farm management decisions
107 Forest Resources Bldg
September 16, 2015 - 12:20pm Shannon White
(Penn State)
Personality, plasticity, and the conservation of brook trout
102 Forest Resources Bldg
April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm Fred Allendorf
(University of Montana)
The use of genetic variation to conserve natural populations: From allozymes to genomes
112 Forest Resources Building
April 24, 2015 - 12:20pm Scott Sillett
(Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center)
Demographic and behavioral responses of a migratory songbird to climate variation
104 Forest Resources Building
April 17, 2015 - 12:20pm Huaibin Zhang
(Penn State)
PDDA(Poly dimethyldiallylammonium chloride) intercalated clay nano-composite for anion uptake
104 Forest Resources Building
April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm Trinity Hamilton
(Penn State)
Microbial communities in stressful environments
106 Forest Resources Building
April 10, 2015 - 12:20pm Edward P. Kolodziej
(University of Washington)
Emerging contaminants in the environment: effects on water quality.
104 Forest Resources Building
April 8, 2015 - 4:00pm Steve Palumbi
(Stanford University)
Adaptation to climate change in oceans
107 Forest Resources Building
April 3, 2015 - 12:20pm Alan Kolok
(University of Nebraska)
Emerging contaminants in the environment: ecological and human health effects.
104 Forest Resources Building
March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm Micky Eubanks
(Texas A & M)
Insect ecology and trophic interactions in plant-insect communities
106 Forest Resources Building
March 27, 2015 - 12:20pm Ed Topp
(University of Western Ontario)
Emerging contaminants in the environment: relationships to agricultural practices and livestock.
104 Forest Resources Building
March 23, 2015 - 4:00pm David Carr
(University of Virginia)
Effects of inbreeding on plant-pollinator interactions: the roles or rewards, honest signals, and possible deception
106 Forest Resources Building
March 20, 2015 - 12:20pm Maria S. Sepulveda
(Purdue University)
Emerging contaminants in the environment: effects on fish & wildlife.
104 Forest Resources Building
March 2, 2015 - 4:00pm Michael Sheriff
(Penn State)
Predator-induced fear; the physiological and behavioral consequences of living with risk
106 Forest Resources Building
February 27, 2015 - 12:20pm Scott Stoleson
(Forest Service Northern Research Station)
Current work on Cerulean Warblers: Determining migratory connectivity and testing management strategies
104 Forest Resources Building
February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm CANCELLED - Creagh Breuner
(University of Montana)
Physiological ecology of stress
106 Forest Resources Building
February 20, 2015 - 4:00pm Quinn Thomas
(Virginia Tech)
Interaction between forests and global environmental change (Co-sponsored with the Geography Dept.)
112 Walker
February 20, 2015 - 12:20pm Susan Stout
(US Forest Service Northern Research Station)
Women in Forestry: Roots, leaves, branches – and room for growth.
104 Forest Resources Building
February 20, 2015 - 11:15am Wendy Klooster
(Ohio State University)
Wood-Boring Insect Ecology
112 Forest Resources Building
February 18, 2015 - 11:15am Michael Mann
(Penn State)
How Likely WAS the 2014 Global Temperature Record?
529 Walker Building
February 17, 2015 - 4:00pm Ed Brook
(Oregon State University)
Greenhouse Gas Dynamics at the End of the Last Ice Age: New Views from the WAIS Divide Ice Core and Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
22 Deike Building
February 16, 2015 - 4:00pm Paul Lenhart
(University of Kentucky)
Paradox of the prairie: studying the nutritional ecology of a grasshopper community
106 Forest Resource Building
February 16, 2015 - 3:35pm Kirk Czymmek
(Carl Zeiss Microscopy)
Advances in 3D Microscopy: Using Photons and Electrons to Explore Plants, Microbes, and Their Interactions
112 Buckhout Laboratory
February 13, 2015 - 12:10pm Uma Ramakrishnan
(Juniata College)
Variation of mercury concentration in coyotes across Pennsylvania: Implications for driving forces in Hg bioaccumulation.
104 Forest Resources Building
January 30, 2015 - 12:20pm David Muñoz
(Penn State)
Predicting climate change adaptive potential in red- backed salamanders: within-population variation in responses to climate
104 Forest Resources Building
January 23, 2015 - 12:20pm Alejandro Royo
(US Forest Service Northern Research Station)
The Forest Above and Below: Disturbance and herbivory interactions govern vegetation and seed bank diversity
104 Forest Resources Building
September 8, 2014 - 4:00pm Lauren Culler
(Dartmouth College)
Mosquito population dynamics in a rapidly changing Arctic
106 Forest Resources Building
April 30, 2014 - 12:45pm Courtney Davis
(Penn State)
Who s where: modeling the abiotic and biotic factors contributing to community assembly in wetlands
104 Forest Resources Building
April 30, 2014 - 12:20pm Morgan Wiechmann
(Penn State)
Quantifying the effect of pre-fire fuels on charcoal formation and carbon storage in a mixed-conifer forest, Sierra Nevada, California
104 Forest Resources Building
April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm Fred Allendorf
(University of Montana)
Human Induced Evolution caused by Unnatural Selection through Harvest of Wild Animals
112 Borland
April 23, 2014 - 12:20pm Ethan Davis
(Penn State)
The implications of changing diets on land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential ecosystem C sequestration relative to bioenergy
104 Forest Resources Building
April 22, 2014 - 4:00pm Robert Colwell
(University of Connecticut)
Modeling Chance and Determinism in Biogeography
100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium and Live Stream
April 16, 2014 - 12:20pm Andrea Chan
(Penn State)
Are heat-tolerant corals primed to survive ocean acidification?
104 Forest Resources Building
April 14, 2014 - 4:00pm Rachel Whitaker
(University of Illinois)
Maintenance of microbial species diversity in island populations
112 Borland
April 9, 2014 - 12:20pm Shuang Liang
(Penn State)
Projecting future forest condition under changing climate in Sierra Nevada Mountains
104 Forest Resources Building
April 7, 2014 - 4:00pm Mark Vellend
(Universite de Sherbrooke)
Integrating ecology and genetics: patterns, experiments and ideas
112 Borland
April 2, 2014 - 12:20pm Emilia Sola-Gracia
(Penn State)
Social insects as solitary vehicles
104 Forest Resources Building
March 26, 2014 - 12:20pm Spencer Carran
(Penn State)
Detecting signatures of contact processes from outbreak dynamics
104 Forest Resources Building
March 24, 2014 - 4:00pm Mark Patzkowsky
(Penn State)
Biotic Invasion, Niche Conservatism, and the Assembly of Regional Biotas: Lessons from Deep Time
112 Borland
March 19, 2014 - 12:20pm Katy Barlow
(Penn State)
Invasive plant dispersal along the new corridors of shale gas extraction
104 Forest Resources Building
March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm Lacey Knowles
(University of Michigan)
Species Divergence Shaped by the Intersects of Ecology and Climate Change
112 Borland
March 5, 2014 - 12:45pm Megan Kepler
(Penn State)
Comparative bioenergetics modeling of lake trout
104 Forest Resources Building
March 5, 2014 - 12:20pm Jenny Tennessen
(Penn State)
Impacts of anthropogenic noise on stress physiology and reproductive behavior of wood frogs, Lithobates sylvaticus
104 Forest Resources Building
March 3, 2014 - 1:20pm Jonathan Pruitt
(University of Pittsburgh)
From individuals, to populations, to communities: when does personality matter?
108 Wartik
February 26, 2014 - 12:45pm Christy Miller
(Penn State)
Composition and Functional Diversity of Subsurface Microbial Communities at an Acid Mine Drainage Site
104 Forest Resources Building
February 26, 2014 - 12:20pm Danelle Laflower
(Penn State)
Projecting forest composition and carbon dynamics in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.
104 Forest Resources Building
February 24, 2014 - 4:00pm Dov Sax
(Brown University)
Shifts in the Geographic Distributions of Species in Response to Climate Change: Identifying Conservation Options and Elucidating the Role of Climate
112 Borland
February 19, 2014 - 12:20pm Xin Peng
(Penn State)
Biologically renewable soil nitrogen: simulation of BSC dynamics after applying cyanobacteria to agricultural soil
104 Forest Resources Building
February 17, 2014 - 4:00pm Amy Freestone
(Temple University)
Biodiversity and bioinvasions: marine community ecology from local to latitudinal scales
112 Borland
February 12, 2014 - 12:20pm Gail McCormick
(Penn State)
What makes stress stressful? Why the acute/chronic stress regime is incomplete.
104 Forest Resources Building
February 3, 2014 - 4:00pm David Hooper
(Western Washington University)
Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem processes: Does it matter? A tale of two answers.
112 Borland
January 27, 2014 - 4:00pm Nicolae Morar
(Penn State)
Biodiversity at 25: An Argument for a Critical Understanding of the Normative Role of Biodiversity
112 Borland
January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm Karen Lips
(University of Maryland)
Amphibian Biodiversity and the Complexity of Amphibian Population Declines
108 Wartik
January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm Katharine Suding
(University of California, Berkeley)
Species diversity, community dynamics, and environmental change: lessons from high-elevation mountain systems
108 Wartik
December 11, 2013 - 12:20pm Chad Nihranz
(Penn State)
Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of defense related traits in Solanum carolinense
102 Forest Resources Building
December 9, 2013 - 4:00pm Will Probert
(Penn State)
Adaptive management of Foot-and-mouth disease: a scenario in the feedlots in Lubbock, Texas
105 Forest Resources Building
December 5, 2013 - 4:00pm Ecology graduate students will make presentations on their thesis research. An informal, catered meal will follow. 301D Life Sciences Building
December 4, 2013 - 12:20pm Laura Radville
(Penn State)
The effects of climate change on arctic root phenology
102 Forest Resources Building
December 2, 2013 - 4:00pm Samantha Chapman
(Villanova University)
Mangroves marching northward: understanding the implications of species range shifts for coastal ecosystems
105 Forest Resources Building
November 20, 2013 - 12:20pm Christina Aiello
(Penn State)
Translocation and transmission: Are we creating the optimal conditions for outbreak in wild populations?
102 Forest Resources Building
November 18, 2013 - 4:00pm DeeAnn Reeder
(Bucknell University)
Life and death on the wing: studying bat disease, ecophysiology, and biodiversity in North America and Africa
105 Forest Resources Building
November 13, 2013 - 12:20pm Thomas Adams
(Penn State)
The effect of localized nitrogen additions on fine-root phenolic content
102 Forest Resources Building
November 11, 2013 - 4:00pm J. Franklin Egan
(USDA)
Pastures, ruminants, and efficiency in sustainable agroecosystems
105 Forest Resources Building
November 6, 2013 - 12:20pm Anjel Helms
(Penn State)
Exposure to a putative insect pheromone primes herbivore induced volatile production in tall goldenrod
102 Forest Resources Building
November 4, 2013 - 4:00pm Lauren Cator
(Penn State)
The Behavioral Ecology of Mosquitoes: Sexy Signals and Parasitic Manipulation
105 Forest Resources Building
October 30, 2013 - 12:20pm Christy Rollinson
(Penn State)
Climate, Topography and Forest Community Assembly
102 Forest Resources Building
October 29, 2013 - 12:00pm Felix Wackers
(Biobest, Belgium)
Biocontrol and pollinator chemical ecology
301D Life Sciences Building
October 23, 2013 - 12:20pm David Watts
(Penn State)
Productivity-diversity relationships in a long-term warming and herbivore exclusion experiment
102 Forest Resources Building
October 22, 2013 - 12:00pm Joan Bennett
(Rutgers University)
VOC-mediated plant-fungal interactions
301D Life Sciences Building
October 18, 2013 - 11:05am Bridgett vonHoldt
(Princeton University)
Evolutionary genomics of canids
108 Wartik
October 15, 2013 - 12:00pm Baldwyn Torto
(International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya)
The good life of a mosquito: Can we use it to our benefit?
301D Life Sciences Building
October 9, 2013 - 12:20pm Christen Miller
(Penn State)
Composition and Functional Diversity of Subsurface Microbial Communities at an Acid Mine Drainage Site
102 Forest Resources Building
October 8, 2013 - 12:30pm Swayamjit Ray
(Penn State)
Caterpillar frass induces plant defense responses
301D Life Sciences Building
October 8, 2013 - 12:00pm Irmgard Seidel-Adams
(Penn State)
Why corn plants don t talk at night
301D Life Sciences Building
September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm Michael Singer
(Wesleyan University)
Evolutionary ecology of self-medication behavior
105 Forest Resources Building
September 23, 2013 - 4:00pm Laura Pollitt
(Penn State)
Between strain interactions and transmission in malaria parasites: from hosts to vectors
105 Forest Resources Building
September 16, 2013 - 4:00pm David Miller
(Penn State)
Dynamic species occurrence modeling: integrating ecological process into models of species distribution
105 Forest Resources Building
September 11, 2013 - 2:00pm Matt Hurteau
(Penn State)
NSF s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
105 Forest Resources Building
September 9, 2013 - 4:00pm Farshid Ahrestani
(Penn State)
Large herbivore ecology in space and time
105 Forest Resources Building
September 5, 2013 - 4:00pm Anna Estes
(Penn State)
The conservation of East African megafauna
108 Wartik
April 25, 2013 - 12:20pm Lauren Smith
(Penn State)
Determining an aboveground carbon budget based on tree species and topography at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
12 Life Sciences Building
April 22, 2013 - 4:00pm Jack Williams
(University of Wisconsin)
Hindcasting species and community responses to the last deglaciation
112 Borland
April 18, 2013 - 4:00pm John Wingfield
(UC Davis)
Allostasis, resilience and coping with a changing world
8 Mueller
April 18, 2013 - 12:20pm Ash tree variation and the Emerald Ash Borer 12 Life Sciences Building
April 16, 2013 - 1:30pm Andy Sih
(UC Davis)
Understanding variation in behavioral responses to human-induced rapid environmental change
W201 Millennium Science Complex
April 15, 2013 - 4:00pm Andy Sih
(UC Davis)
Three frontiers in the study of Behavioral Syndromes (aka Animal Personalities)
112 Borland
April 11, 2013 - 12:20pm Mackenzie Kessenich
(Penn State)
Pennsylvania Oak Regeneration: Future Directions for the ORSPA Project
12 Life Sciences Building
April 8, 2013 - 4:00pm Steven Allison
(UC Irvine)
Predicting the function of microbial communities in response to global change
112 Borland
April 4, 2013 - 12:20pm Ian Gardner
(Penn State)
Habitat Assessment of Northern Goshawks in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland
12 Life Sciences Building
April 1, 2013 - 4:00pm Dan Simberloff
(University of Tennessee)
Invasion biology: Where did it come from, where is it going, and why don t some people like it?
112 Borland
March 28, 2013 - 12:20pm Josh Brinks
(Penn State)
Annual and short variation in tree and forest growth assessed with band dendrometers
12 Life Sciences Building
March 28, 2013 - 12:20pm Shuang Liang
(Penn State)
Simulating the effects of precipitation regime change on ecosystem carbon cycle in a semi-arid grassland in China
12 Life Sciences Building
March 25, 2013 - 4:00pm Monica Geber
(Cornell)
The ecology and evolution of geographic range limits: a case study on a California annual plant
112 Borland
March 21, 2013 - 12:20pm Joe Keller
(Penn State)
Climate change and biological control of nodding thistle, Carduus nutans
12 Life Sciences Building
March 21, 2013 - 12:20pm Morgan Wiechmann
(Penn State)
How much carbon was recovered following different wildfire risk mitigation techniques?
12 Life Sciences Building
March 18, 2013 - 4:00pm Brenda Casper
(University of Pennsylvania)
Steppe changes? Warming and other interactive pressures in northern Mongolia grassland
112 Borland
March 14, 2013 - 12:20pm Kelly Brossman
(Penn State)
Role of stress in predator-induced phenotypic plasticity in the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
12 Life Sciences Building
March 11, 2013 - 4:00pm Rich Norby
(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
From tundra to tropics and points in between: providing ecosystem data for climate change models
112 Borland
February 28, 2013 - 12:20pm Aliana Britson
(Penn State)
Relating structure to function: determining functionally-relevant descriptors of biogeochemical structure for denitrification in six central Pennsylvania wetlands
12 Life Sciences Building
February 25, 2013 - 4:00pm Jessica Hellmann
(University of Notre Dame)
Constraints on species range change under climate change: studies in genomic biology and ways that humans might help
112 Borland
February 21, 2013 - 12:20pm B. Wren Patton
(Penn State)
Adaptive responses to ocean acidification in fish: A proposal for an ecological and evolutionary approach
12 Life Sciences Building
February 14, 2013 - 12:20pm Alison Grantham
(Penn State)
Establishing annual and perennial pastures with simulated grazing and extreme rainfall events display divergent trends in greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen dynamics
12 Life Sciences Building
February 11, 2013 - 4:00pm Dan Barshis
(NOAA)
From the reef to the genome: exploring the mechanistic basis of climate change resilience in American Samoan corals
112 Borland
February 7, 2013 - 12:20pm Weile Chen
(Penn State)
Interspecific variation of root traits across climatic gradients and evolutionary trends in geological time
12 Life Sciences Building
February 4, 2013 - 4:00pm Julie Lockwood
(Rutgers)
Contemporary evolution in island birds
112 Borland
January 31, 2013 - 12:20pm Anjel Helms
(Penn State)
Exposure to an insect-derived olfactory cue enhances plant defense responses
12 Life Sciences Building
January 28, 2013 - 4:00pm Mercedes Pascual
(University of Michigan)
Climate variability and infectious disease dynamics in changing human landscapes
112 Borland
January 14, 2013 - 4:00pm Lewis Ziska
(USDA)
Agroecology in a Changing Climate: Weed Biology and Management
112 Borland
December 12, 2012 - 12:20pm Rachel Glenn
(Penn State)
Seed dispersal networks in a fragmented landscape: linking vegetation structure to avian seed rain patterns
10 Tyson
December 5, 2012 - 12:20pm Emily Almberg
(Penn State)
Natural immunity within a wild host: consequences for host survival and disease dynamics
10 Tyson
November 28, 2012 - 3:00pm Sarah Converse
(USGS)
Population ecology and management of reintroduced whooping cranes
105 FRB
November 28, 2012 - 12:20pm Denise Finney
(Penn State)
Nitrogen retention in multi-species cover crop cocktails
10 Tyson
November 14, 2012 - 3:00pm Alessandra Marins
(Penn State)
Termite hosts and termite guests: Learning about ecosystem engineers and their unseen interactions
105 FRB
November 14, 2012 - 12:20pm Molly Steele
(Penn State)
Population structure of European wild rabbits in Scotland
10 Tyson
November 7, 2012 - 3:00pm Mac Burgess
(Penn State)
Cover crop diversity and ecosystem services: From the northern Great Plains to the mid Atlantic
105 FRB
November 7, 2012 - 12:20pm Joe Keller
(Penn State)
Biocontrol under climate change: Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) and the Thistle head weevil (Rhinocyllus conicus)
10 Tyson
October 31, 2012 - 3:00pm Travis Robbins
(Penn State)
Fence lizards as predator and prey: behavioral adaptations to fire ant invasion
105 FRB
October 31, 2012 - 12:20pm Kelly Brossman
(Penn State)
Predator-induced chemical and morphological defenses in eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) larvae
10 Tyson
October 24, 2012 - 3:00pm Marilyn J. Roossinck
(Penn State)
Viruses and Plant Adaptation
105 FRB
October 24, 2012 - 12:20pm Melanie Kammerer
(Penn State)
Exploring the impact of reduced risk pesticides on pollinator communities in Pennsylvania apple orchards
10 Tyson
October 17, 2012 - 3:00pm Ashli Moore
(University of Virginia)
Photic niche and adaptive radiation: circadian photoreception in Anolis lizards
105 FRB
October 17, 2012 - 12:20pm Katie Gaines
(Penn State)
Estimating effective rooting depth at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory with natural abundance stable isotopes
10 Tyson
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pm Colin Campbell
(Penn State)
Plant-pollinator communities: a network analysis of extinction and invasion
105 FRB
October 10, 2012 - 12:20pm Chris Thawley
(Penn State)
The consequences of invasion: how an invasive predator, the red imported fire ant, imposes lethal and sublethal effects on a native lizard
10 Tyson
October 3, 2012 - 3:00pm Lei Cheng
(Penn State)
Microbial mediation of plant and ecosystem responses to global change
105 FRB
October 3, 2012 - 12:20pm Ethan Davis
(Penn State)
Global land use patterns and potential C dynamics resulting from food and energy choices
10 Tyson
September 26, 2012 - 3:00pm Helja-Sisko Helmisaari
(University of Helsinki)
Fine roots and soil carbon in boreal forests
105 FRB
September 26, 2012 - 12:20pm Christina Aiello
(Penn State)
Contact disruption and infection as a consequence of translocation of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
10 Tyson
September 12, 2012 - 3:30pm Katie Martin
(Penn State)
Advancing dynamic understanding of forest ecosystems
104 FRB
September 12, 2012 - 12:20pm Laura Radville
(Penn State)
Tree defenses and herbivore resistance: the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid and eastern hemlocks
10 Tyson
September 5, 2012 - 12:20pm Jeff Kerby
(Penn State)
Large scale arctic sea ice dynamics drive local scale ecological dynamics at an inland tundra site in Greenland
10 Tyson
April 26, 2012 - 12:20pm Kristen Haider
(Penn State)
Addressing the challenges of canola, an important biofuel crop, in dairy rotations: Impacts on mycorrhizal fungi and growth of subsequent crops
111 Tyson Building
April 26, 2012 - 12:20pm Krittika Petprakob
(Penn State)
Study on the environmental factors that influence the proportion of Ascomycotan to Basidiomycotan ectomycorrhizal fungi
111 Tyson Building
April 26, 2012 - 12:20pm Christy Miller
(Penn State)
Microbial biogeography in acid mine drainage systems
10 Tyson
April 23, 2012 - 4:00pm Caldwell Hahn
(USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)
Invasive species and climate change: does immunology have a role?
112 Borland Building
April 19, 2012 - 12:20pm Jason Gleditsch
(Penn State)
Living with aliens: the effect of an invasive shrub on avian nesting ecology
111 Tyson Building
April 19, 2012 - 12:20pm Jackie Harth
(Penn State)
Parameterizing a stochastic simulation model for predicting VRT fitness in natural populations of Cucurbita pepo
111 Tyson Building
April 16, 2012 - 4:00pm Don Waller
(University of Wisconsin)
Disassembly rules: what drives long-term ecological change in Wisconsin s forests?
112 Borland Building
April 12, 2012 - 12:20pm Steve Beri
(Penn State)
Cognitive ecology - How the threat of predation affects the way animals learn
111 Tyson Building
April 12, 2012 - 12:20pm Catherine Airey
(Penn State)
Fire, tree invasion, and ecological memory: Montane chaparral in California s Southern Cascades
111 Tyson Building
April 9, 2012 - 4:00pm Robert Steneck
(University of Maine)
A marine ecologist in the court of public opinion: selling ideas in a skeptical and polarized world
112 Borland Building
April 5, 2012 - 12:20pm Lauren Smith
(Penn State)
Building a carbon and nitrogen budget: Focusing on litterfall in a temperate forest
111 Tyson Building
April 5, 2012 - 12:20pm Lauren Chaby
(Penn State)
Coping strategies in response to predation
111 Tyson Building
April 2, 2012 - 4:00pm Gary Mittelbach
(Michigan State University)
Gradients in biodiversity from the small to the large
112 Borland Building
March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm Molly Steele
(Penn State)
Parasite community structure: the case of helminths, protozoa and virus within the European wild rabbit
111 Tyson Building
March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm Denise Finney
(Penn State)
Cover crop cocktails: Harnessing diversity to enhance agroecosystem services
111 Tyson Building
March 26, 2012 - 4:00pm Christina Grozinger
(Penn State)
Genomic analysis of honey bee chemical communication and health
112 Borland Building
March 22, 2012 - 12:20pm Rachel Glenn
(Penn State)
Consequences of fragmentation on seed dispersal and recruitment: a network approach
111 Tyson Building
March 22, 2012 - 12:20pm Jeff Law
(Penn State)
Regulation of the weed seedbank by carabid beetles
111 Tyson Building
March 19, 2012 - 4:00pm Sam Droege
(USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)
The crooked path to a national bee survey: statistics, logistics, and personal commitments
112 Borland Building
March 15, 2012 - 12:20pm Aliana Reichart Eberhardt
(Penn State)
Spatial variability of dissolved organic carbon and sulfate in groundwater in Central Pennsylvania headwater wetlands
111 Tyson Building
March 15, 2012 - 12:20pm Xin Peng
(Penn State)
Fate of photosynthetic microorganisms applied to soils - Impacts on carbon cycling and soil microbial community succession
111 Tyson Building
March 12, 2012 - 4:00pm David Mortensen
(Penn State)
Does an ecologically informed agriculture equate to changes in practices on the land? Why Congress wants to know
112 Borland Building
March 1, 2012 - 12:20pm Anjel Helms
(Penn State)
Perception of an insect pheromone primes plant defense responses
111 Tyson Building
March 1, 2012 - 12:20pm Lauren Seiler
(Penn State)
Exploring Ailanthus altissima as a bioindicator for ozone pollution
111 Tyson Building
February 27, 2012 - 4:00pm David Wolfe
(Cornell University)
Transforming ecosystem and farm management for a changing climate
112 Borland Building
February 23, 2012 - 12:20pm Sara Ashcraft
(Penn State)
Stress and dominance in fish: is there a physiological cost?
111 Tyson Building
February 20, 2012 - 4:00pm Matt Hurteau
(Penn State)
Managing risk in forest-based climate change mitigation
112 Borland Building
February 16, 2012 - 12:20pm Katie Gaines
(Penn State)
The role of trees in water transport at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
111 Tyson Building
February 9, 2012 - 12:20pm Sarah Johnson
(Penn State)
Native American legacies in the soil in the Northeastern United States
111 Tyson Building
February 6, 2012 - 4:00pm Norris Muth
(Juniata College)
Jack of all trades, master of some: phenotypic plasticity and alien invasive plants
112 Borland Building
February 2, 2012 - 12:20pm Jason Hill
(Penn State)
Male-biased nestling sex ratio in Saltmarsh Sparrows
111 Tyson Building
January 30, 2012 - 4:00pm Scott Isard
(Penn State)
Preparing for continental-scale aerial invasions of plant pathogens
112 Borland Building
January 26, 2012 - 12:20pm Alison Grantham
(Penn State)
Market-, policy- and climate-driven changes in dairy ecosystem ecology and their implications for climate change and nitrogen dynamics
111 Tyson Building
January 23, 2012 - 4:00pm Jean Burns
(Case Western Reserve University)
Understanding the role of phylogeny in community assembly
112 Borland Building
January 12, 2012 - 12:20pm Kristine Averill
(Penn State)
Can deer browsing preferences explain why some plants become invasive?
111 Tyson Building
December 7, 2011 - 12:20pm Nick Polato
(Penn State)
Ecology in the Genomics Era
10 Tyson
December 5, 2011 - 3:00pm Tara Fulton
(Penn State)
Ancient insights into the effects of glacial cycles on Arctic marine mammal genetic diversity and distribution
105 Forest Resources Building
November 30, 2011 - 12:20pm Larry York
(Penn State)
Simulation of competition for nitrogen in multilines of maize with contrasting root system architectures
10 Tyson
November 28, 2011 - 4:00pm Mizuki Takahashi
(Bucknell University)
Ecological divergence of the eastern newt subspecies
105 Forest Resources Building
November 16, 2011 - 12:20pm Jeff Law
(Penn State)
Self-regulating weed control through the enhancement of beneficial ground dwelling invertebrates
10 Tyson
November 14, 2011 - 3:00pm Suzie Boyden
(Clarion University)
Neighborhood interactions among trees: scaling from the genome to the ecosystem
105 Forest Resources Building
November 9, 2011 - 12:20pm Dru Van Kuren
(Penn State)
The mechanisms affecting the arrested development of gastrointestinal helminths in rabbits (O. cuniculus)
10 Tyson
November 7, 2011 - 3:00pm Todd LaJeunesse
(Penn State)
Investigating ecological and evolutionary processes using hierarchical phylogenetic frameworks
105 Forest Resources Building
November 2, 2011 - 12:20pm Kristin Haider
(Penn State)
The effects of cropping rotation and management on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a sustainable dairy cropping system
10 Tyson
October 31, 2011 - 3:00pm David Hughes
(Penn State)
Zombie ants: the precise manipulation of social insect behavior by a fungal parasite
105 Forest Resources Building
October 26, 2011 - 12:20pm Christy Miller
(Penn State)
Microbial biogeography in acid mine drainage systems
10 Tyson
October 24, 2011 - 3:00pm Glenna Malcolm
(Penn State)
Hidden host associations for the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Verticillium dahliae
105 Forest Resources Building
October 20, 2011 - 12:00pm Tim Coulson
(Imperial College, UK)
Population Dynamics, Life History, Population and Quantitative Genetics in Yellowstone Wolves
306A/306B Millennium Science Complex
October 19, 2011 - 12:20pm Cara Hotchkin
(Penn State)
Vocal noise compensation in wild and captive beluga whales
10 Tyson
October 17, 2011 - 3:00pm Iliana Baums
(Penn State)
Coral genotypic variation and environmental gradients promote endosymbiont diversity
105 Forest Resources Building
October 12, 2011 - 12:20pm Emily Almberg
(Penn State)
Host variation in infection severity: potential mechanisms, trade-offs, and ecological consequences
10 Tyson
October 10, 2011 - 3:00pm Matt Ryan
(Penn State)
Applying community assembly theory to improve agroecosystem management
105 Forest Resources Building
October 7, 2011 - 4:00pm Raymond Dybzinski
(Princeton University)
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, can I still model it?
112 Walker Building
October 5, 2011 - 12:20pm Christy Rollinson
(Penn State)
Forest regeneration in a changing climate: using past tree establishment to inform predictions of future distribution
10 Tyson
October 3, 2011 - 3:00pm Lucie Salvaudon
(Penn State)
Genotype specific interactions in host-parasite systems: the Arabidopsis vs. oomycete match
105 Forest Resources Building
September 28, 2011 - 12:20pm Lauren Seiler
(Penn State)
Exploring Ailanthus altissima as a bioindicator for ozone pollution
10 Tyson
September 26, 2011 - 3:00pm Ed Levri
(Penn State Altoona)
The influence of parasitism and predation on the behavior and morphology of a New Zealand snail
105 Forest Resources Building
September 21, 2011 - 12:20pm Lindsey Swierk
(Penn State)
Mating tactics in a scramble system: How male phenotype influences mating success in wood frog (Rana sylvatica) breeding aggregations
10 Tyson
September 19, 2011 - 3:00pm Jorge Cortes
(Marine Science and Limnology Research Centre, University of Costa Rica)
Costa Rica s Marine Environments, Biodiversity and Research
118 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
September 14, 2011 - 12:20pm Chris Thawley
(Penn State)
Which niche is shifting?: How ecological niche models fail to predictions invasions of two anurans in the southeastern United States
10 Tyson
September 12, 2011 - 3:00pm Marcel Salathe
(Penn State)
Measuring social networks for infectious disease dynamics: wireless sensor networks and online social media
105 Forest Resources Building
August 24, 2011 - 12:20pm Kristen Granger
(Penn State)
Effects of elevated atmospheric C02 on seed quality characteristic of wild oat (Avena fatua)
10 Tyson
April 28, 2011 - 12:20pm Leah Wasser
(Penn State)
Anthropogenic impacts on riparian forests: a LiDAR approach
111 Tyson
April 27, 2011 - 9:00am Dan Grear
(Penn State)
Patterns and process of parasite infection and transmission (PhD defense)
510 Mueller Labs
April 21, 2011 - 12:20pm Catherine Airey
(Penn State)
Regeneration patterns of trees that established before fire suppression in an old-growth mixed conifer forest in Yosemite National Park
111 Tyson
April 18, 2011 - 4:00pm Susan Mazer
(University of California-Santa Barbara)
The joint evolution of mating system, phenology, physiology, and life history in farewell-to-spring (Clarkia: Onagraceae): will selfers fare well in a rapidly changing climate?
112 Borland
April 14, 2011 - 12:20pm Kristen Granger
(Penn State)
Effects of elevated atmospheric C02 on seed quality characteristic of wild oat (Avena fatua)
111 Tyson
April 11, 2011 - 4:00pm Carol Augspurger
(University of Illinois)
Freezing in a warming world: spring frost damage increases in a deciduous forest
112 Borland
April 7, 2011 - 12:20pm Jason Hill
(Penn State)
Do landscape level changes to physical structure lead to population-level fitness changes?
111 Tyson
April 4, 2011 - 4:00pm Arthur Weis
(University of Toronto)
Adaptation to a changing climate: phenology at the nexus
112 Borland
March 31, 2011 - 12:20pm Steven Beri
(Penn State)
Cognitive ecology - does predation pressure effect what animals learn?
111 Tyson
March 28, 2011 - 4:00pm Andrew Richardson
(Harvard University)
Phenological observations and modeling: Why it matters in a changing world.
112 Borland
March 24, 2011 - 12:20pm Chris Fernandez
(Penn State)
The role of chitin in the decomposition of ectomycorrhizal fungal litter
111 Tyson
March 21, 2011 - 4:00pm Susan Kutz
(University of Calgary)
Polar Perturbations and Parasite Phenology
112 Borland
March 14, 2011 - 4:00pm Daniel Schindler
(University of Washington)
Local adaptation and population diversity: interpreting the ecological consequences of climate change on phenology
112 Borland
March 3, 2011 - 12:20pm Tom Adams
(Penn State)
Towards a better understanding of the controls of root lifespan
111 Tyson
February 24, 2011 - 12:20pm Sean Cahoon
(Penn State)
Large herbivores restrict C02 uptake and suppress carbon cycle responses to warming in western Greenland
111 Tyson
February 21, 2011 - 4:00pm Doug Miller
(Penn State)
Web-based mapping and visualization tools for understanding phenology
112 Borland
February 17, 2011 - 12:20pm Erica Stuber
(Penn State)
Influence of Adiponectin Signaling in Regulation of Avian Migration
111 Tyson
February 14, 2011 - 4:00pm David Inouye
(University of Maryland)
The effects of global and regional climate change on phenology of wildflowers and animals in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
112 Borland
February 3, 2011 - 12:20pm Kristine Averill
(Penn State)
Do White-Tailed Deer Affect Plant Invasion? Insights from a Meta-Analysis
111 Tyson
January 31, 2011 - 4:00pm Eric Post
(Penn State)
Phenology: response, driver, and integrator
112 Borland
January 24, 2011 - 4:00pm Stan Temple
(Aldo Leopold Foundation, University of Wisconsin)
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, phenology, and climate change
112 Borland
December 8, 2010 - 2:00pm Alex Royo
(USDA Forest Service, Warren PA)
Pervasive interactions between ungulates and disturbance promote species diversity in species-rich temperate forests
317 Mueller Labs
December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm Gabrielle Archard
(Penn State)
Temperament in a tropical fish
105 Forest Resources Building
December 3, 2010 - 12:00pm Susan Parks
(Penn State)
Shouting above the noise: how marine mammals compensate for an increasingly noisy ocean
105 Forest Resources Building
December 1, 2010 - 12:20pm Larry York
(Penn State)
Belowground interactions in intraspecific intercrops
10 Tyson
November 29, 2010 - 1:00pm Isabella Cattadori
(Penn State)
The role of host immunity on dynamics of co-infections and transmission: an ecological perspective
105 Forest Resources Building
November 17, 2010 - 12:20pm Krittika Petprakob
(Penn State)
Freezing tolerance in fungal communities
10 Tyson
November 15, 2010 - 4:00pm Nicholas Gotelli
(University of Vermont)
The Ecological Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition: Insights from the Carnivorous Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea
102 Chambers
November 10, 2010 - 12:20pm Cairsty Grassie
(Penn State)
Cognitive ecology: effects of stress in the environment
10 Tyson
November 8, 2010 - 1:00pm Travis Robbins
(Penn State)
Evolution of life histories and hybridization of Sceloporus lizards
105 Forest Resources Building
November 3, 2010 - 12:20pm Jason Gleditsch
(Penn State)
Invasive shrub abundance predicts the abundance of common avian frugivores
10 Tyson
November 1, 2010 - 1:00pm Suann Yang
(Penn State)
Dynamics of mutualistic interaction networks
105 Forest Resources Building
October 27, 2010 - 12:20pm Franklin Egan
(Penn State)
Assessing and mitigating risks to plant diversity in agroecosystems from biotechnology-based PGR herbicide use
10 Tyson
October 25, 2010 - 1:00pm Jenn Macalady
(Penn State)
Microbial niche differentiation
105 Forest Resources Building
October 20, 2010 - 12:20pm Kristine Averill
(Penn State)
Using meta-analysis to examine the effects of deer on plant invasion
10 Tyson
October 18, 2010 - 1:00pm Carolyn Mahan
(Penn State)
Status and ecology of the northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) in Pennsylvania: a conservation challenge
105 Forest Resources Building
October 13, 2010 - 12:20pm Emily Almberg
(Penn State)
Individual and population-level impacts of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) on gray wolves (Canis lupus) in Yellowstone National Park
10 Tyson
October 11, 2010 - 1:00pm Ke Chung Kim
(Penn State)
Preserving Korea s DMZ ecosystems: need versus politics
105 Forest Resources Building
October 6, 2010 - 12:20pm Leah Wasser
(Penn State)
Validating LiDAR derived estimates of canopy height, understory density and fractional cover in riparian areas: a comparison of leaf-on and leaf-off LiDAR data methods
10 Tyson
October 4, 2010 - 1:00pm Adam Miller
(Penn State)
Diversity and disturbance: how frequency and intensity interact to shape coexistence
105 Forest Resources Building
September 29, 2010 - 12:20pm David Watts
(Penn State)
Dynamics of water use and responses to herbivory in the invasive reed, Arundo donax (L.)
10 Tyson
September 27, 2010 - 1:00pm Matt Ferrari
(Penn State)
Damned if you do, damned if you don t: non-target pathogen effects on viral resistance transgenes in wild gourds
105 Forest Resources Building
September 22, 2010 - 12:20pm Luke McCormack
(Penn State)
Fine root turnover rates at landscape scales
10 Tyson
September 13, 2010 - 1:00pm Sarah Pabian
(Penn State)
Songbirds, Snails, and Soils: bottom-up control of acidified ecosystems
105 Forest Resources Building
April 26, 2010 - 3:45pm Nancy Knowlton
(National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian)
Coral Reefs - Present, Past and Future
112 Chambers
April 22, 2010 - 3:45pm Rick Relyea
(University of Pittsburgh)
The impacts of pesticides on aquatic communities: Connections to global amphibian declines?
100 Life Sciences Building
April 22, 2010 - 12:20pm Laura Russo
(Penn State)
Patterns of diversity and abundance in the insect community: responses to simulated plant invasion
10 Tyson
April 19, 2010 - 3:45pm Barbara Bedford
(Cornell University)
Notes from the Underground: Ground Water s Influence on the Biogeochemistry and Species Composition of New York Rich Fens
112 Chambers Building
April 15, 2010 - 12:20pm Christopher Fernandez
(Penn State)
A review of ectomycorrhizal fungi and water stress.
10 Tyson
April 12, 2010 - 3:45pm William Zielinski
(USDA Forest Service)
The Practice of Conservation Biology through the Lens of the Genus Martes (Fishers and Martens).
112 Chambers Building
April 8, 2010 - 12:20pm Jeff Kerby
(Penn State)
Trophic interactions in a changing climate: expanding on the match-mismatch hypothesis
10 Tyson
April 5, 2010 - 3:45pm S. Joseph Wright
(STRI)
The future of tropical forests
112 Chambers Building
April 1, 2010 - 12:20pm Erica Stuber
(Penn State)
The role of biological clocks in regulating migratory conditions
10 Tyson Building
March 25, 2010 - 12:20pm Aliana Reichert-Eberhardt
(Penn State)
The Effects of Disturbance on the Production of Methylmercury in Wetlands
10 Tyson Building
March 22, 2010 - 3:45pm David Ehrenfeld
(Rutgers University)
Success and Failure in Species Conservation
112 Chambers
March 19, 2010 - 1:00pm Angie Luis
(Penn State)
A quantitative evaluation of the trophic cascade hypothesis for hantavirus outbreaks.
504 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
March 18, 2010 - 12:20pm Collin Shephard
(Penn State)
Public perception and value of Pennsylvania s old-growth forests
10 Tyson Building
March 4, 2010 - 12:20pm Quanying Du
(Penn State)
Response of Tree Root function to Chronic Nitrogen Deposition
10 Tyson
February 25, 2010 - 12:20pm Christine Rollinson
(Penn State)
Simulated climate change alters post-clear cut vegetation communities
10 Tyson Building
February 18, 2010 - 12:20pm Britta Teller
(Penn State)
Dispersal in a changing climate: The effect of climate change on an invasive thistle
10 Tyson Building
February 11, 2010 - 12:20pm Daniel Grear
(Penn State)
The population dynamics of macroparasite infection routes: a study of the patterns and processes of oxyurid aggregation
10 Tyson
February 8, 2010 - 3:45pm James Gibbs
(SUNY-ESF)
Conservation of Giant Galapagos Tortoises: Integration of Research, Management and Policy
112 Chambers Building
February 4, 2010 - 12:20pm Matthew Ryan
(Penn State)
Increasing Agricultural Sustainability by Reducing Weed-Crop Competition
10 Tyson Building
February 1, 2010 - 3:45pm Katriona Shea
(Penn State)
Managing invasive species: optimal growth and spread management may differ
112 Chambers Building
January 28, 2010 - 12:20pm Kevin Mueller
(Penn State)
Global patterns in leaf 13C discrimination: implications for studies of past and future climate
10 Tyson Building
January 25, 2010 - 3:30pm Nick Haddad
(North Carolina State University)
The conservation value of landscape corridors
101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
January 11, 2010 - 3:30pm David Wilcove
(Princeton University)
The Case of the Killer Potato Chip: Oil Palm, Deforestation, and Species Endangerment in Southeast Asia
101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
December 14, 2009 - 1:00pm Tyler Wagner
(Penn State)
Linking lakes and landscapes: applying principles of landscape limnology to the management of inland lakes
118 ASI
December 9, 2009 - 12:20pm Matt Ryan
(Penn State University)
Weed community assembly in a long-term organic and conventional cropping systems trial: linking management-related filters and weed species traits
10 Tyson
December 7, 2009 - 1:00pm Paul Bartell
(Penn State)
The role of biological clocks in avian reproduction
118 ASI
December 2, 2009 - 12:20pm Jennifer Tennessen
(Penn State)
Potential factors driving mother-calf right whale collisions with vessels
10 Tyson
November 18, 2009 - 12:20pm Bradley Carlson
(Penn State University)
Dispersal decisions in heterogeneous environments
10 Tyson
November 16, 2009 - 1:00pm Kusum Naithani
(Penn State University)
Interactive effects of climate and stand age on carbon and water fluxes in a semi-arid sagebrush ecosystem
301D LSB
November 11, 2009 - 12:20pm Lindsey Swierk
(Penn State University)
New frontiers in sexual selection theory
10 Tyson
November 9, 2009 - 1:00pm Jennifer Dean
(Penn State University)
Soil factors influence sugar maple herbivory and defense signaling
118 ASI
November 4, 2009 - 12:20pm Nick Polato
(Penn State)
Ecological genomics of a reef building coral in response to environmental stress
10 Tyson
November 2, 2009 - 1:00pm Challenges for the monitoring of larger mammals in the Amazon Forest 301D Life Sciences Building
October 28, 2009 - 12:20pm Cara Hotchkin
(Penn State University)
Vocal noise compensation mechanisms in captive beluga whales: onset order and usage patterns
10 Tyson
October 26, 2009 - 1:00pm Margot Kaye
(Penn State University)
Ponderosa pine woodlands in the Great Plains: seeing the forest through the grass
118 ASI
October 21, 2009 - 12:20pm Jessica Beth Moon
(Penn State University)
Loss of spatial variability and complexity in headwater wetland complexes
10 Tyson
October 19, 2009 - 1:00pm Courtney Murdock
(Penn State University)
Studies on the ecology of avian malaria in an alpine ecosystem
118 ASI
October 14, 2009 - 12:20pm Tom Bentley
(Penn State University)
The effects of virus infection on host phenotype and vector behavior
10 Tyson
October 12, 2009 - 1:00pm Baptiste Faure
(Penn State University)
Speciation in the deep sea: divergence and gene flow between two hybridizing species of hydrothermal vent mussels
118 ASI
October 7, 2009 - 12:20pm Jason Hill
(Penn State University)
Limiting factors in avian populations
10 Tyson
September 30, 2009 - 12:20pm Luke McCormack
(Penn State University)
Identification and explanation of broad patterns in fine root lifespan across a range of temperate trees species and temperate forests
10 Tyson
September 28, 2009 - 1:00pm Sarah Goslee
(Penn State University/USDA ARS)
Plant diversity, ecosystem function, and grassland agriculture
118 ASI
September 21, 2009 - 1:00pm Richard Smith
(Penn State)
Can lessons from agriculture inform invasive plant ecology?
118 ASI
September 14, 2009 - 1:00pm Adam Miller
(Penn State University)
Coexistence in disturbance-prone communities: how a resistance-resilience trade-off generates coexistence via the storage effect
301D LSB
September 9, 2009 - 9:05pm Title to be announced
September 9, 2009 - 12:20pm Ruscena Wiederholt
(Penn State University)
Tropical warming and the dynamics of endangered primates
10 Tyson
April 28, 2009 - 4:00pm Craig Benkman
(University of Wyoming)
Specialization and coevolution in the adaptive radiation of crossbills
101 Althouse
April 23, 2009 - 12:20pm HIV/AIDS in Pennsylvania: The potential impact of socio-spatial factors on voluntary testing behaviors 10 Tyson
April 21, 2009 - 4:00pm Bill Hansson
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
The contrivances by which orchids and other flowers are pollinated
101 Althouse
April 20, 2009 - 4:00pm Stephen Hubbell
(University of California- Los Angeles)
Niches, neutrality, and the dynamics of a neotropical tree community: perspectives from a 29-year study
112 Borland
April 16, 2009 - 12:20pm Root plasticity as an aspect of functional diversity 10 Tyson
April 16, 2009 - 12:20pm Linking plant diversity and land use patterns in agricultural landscapes 10 Tyson
April 13, 2009 - 4:00pm Al Savitzky
(NSF)
Purloined Poisons: Sequestered chemical defense in a Japanese snake
112 Borland
April 9, 2009 - 12:20pm Impacts of climate change simulation on early successional vegetation communities 10 Tyson
April 7, 2009 - 4:00pm Ecology graduate students will make presentations on their thesis research. An informal, catered meal will follow. 301D Life Sciences Building
April 6, 2009 - 4:00pm Susan Kalisz
(University of Pittsburgh)
Finding Darwinian Heroes: Among family variance in inbreeding depressions
112 Borland
April 2, 2009 - 12:20pm Dispersal and residency of three species of domestic trout in two Pennsylvania streams 10 Tyson
March 30, 2009 - 4:00pm Fred Gould
(North Carolina State University)
Can release of genetically engineered pests help sustain biodiversity?
112 Borland
March 26, 2009 - 12:20pm Effects of water stress on dispersal, population growth and spread of Carduus nutans 10 Tyson
March 23, 2009 - 4:00pm David Winkler
(Cornell University)
Life history variation in Tachycineta swallows over time and space
112 Borland
March 19, 2009 - 12:20pm Quantifying the complex ecological role of an invasive thistle (Carduus acanthoides) 10 Tyson
March 16, 2009 - 7:00pm Our Constitution s Intelligent Design 100 Life Sciences Bldg (Berg Auditorium)
March 16, 2009 - 12:10pm Norm Ellstrand
(University of California-Riverside)
Lessons from crop (trans)genes out of place environmental & other implications
108 Wartik
March 5, 2009 - 12:20pm A landscape perspective for refining wetland mitigation in Pennsylvania 10 Tyson
March 2, 2009 - 4:00pm Andrew Read
(Penn State)
Vaccination: the evolutionary consequences of humankind s biggest attempts to deliberately perturb organismal ecology
112 Borland
February 26, 2009 - 12:20pm Microstegium vimineum invasion in central Pennsylvanian slope, seep wetlands: site analyses, seed bank investigation and water as a vector for dispersal 10 Tyson
February 19, 2009 - 12:50pm Nitrogen deposition and how it influences root functioning in temperate forests 10 Tyson
February 19, 2009 - 12:20pm Response of macroinvertebrate populations to flooding and drought in the Spring Creek Watershed 10 Tyson
February 16, 2009 - 4:00pm Warren Abrahamson
(Bucknell University)
Three decades of study on goldenrod galls: a medley of questions and approaches
112 Borland
February 12, 2009 - 12:20pm The role of Native American land-use legacies in assessing archaeological site integrity 10 Tyson
February 9, 2009 - 4:00pm Beth Shapiro
(Penn State)
Sequencing the dead: using DNA from fossil remains to reconstruct demographic history
112 Borland
February 5, 2009 - 12:20pm Alternative states occur in streams- assessing biofilm community changes along biogeochemical gradients 10 Tyson
January 29, 2009 - 12:20pm Relationships among leaf and root traits of 14 tree species and the implications for soil biogeochemistry 10 Tyson
January 22, 2009 - 12:20pm Perceptions of Pennsylvania s old-growth forests 10 Tyson
December 15, 2008 - 1:00pm Mark Mescher
(Penn State)
The role of plant volatiles in mediating interactions among plants and insects
118 ASI
December 10, 2008 - 12:20pm Title to be announced 10 Tyson
December 8, 2008 - 1:00pm Maria Pia Miglietta
(Penn State)
A silent invasion
118 ASI
December 3, 2008 - 12:20pm Maternal Environmental Effects on Dispersal, Population Growth and Spread 10 Tyson
December 2, 2008 - 4:00pm Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers give short presentations on their research. 301D Life Sciences Building
December 2, 2008 - 4:00pm Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers give short presentations on their research. 301D Life Sciences Building
December 1, 2008 - 1:00pm Patrick Drohan
(Penn State)
Don t bust the crust and other dusty tales from the arid west: exploring the resilience of arid soils to human disturbance
118 ASI
November 19, 2008 - 12:20pm Quantifying the complex ecological role of an invasive species 10 Tyson
November 17, 2008 - 1:00pm Jacqualine Grant
(Penn State)
Evolutionary and chemical ecology of spider venoms
118 ASI
November 12, 2008 - 12:20pm Nitrogen availability along a condition gradient in headwater wetlands in the upper Juniata watershed, Pennsylvania 10 Tyson
November 10, 2008 - 1:30pm Krista Jacobsen
(Penn State)
Turning Red Clay Brown: The intersection of organic agriculture, restoration ecology and economics in the Deep South
118 ASI
November 5, 2008 - 12:20pm Individual-based modeling of a harvested Red Howler population 10 Tyson
October 29, 2008 - 12:20pm Effects of environmental stress on seed characteristics of wild oat (Avena fatua): implications for seed bank dynamics 10 Tyson
October 27, 2008 - 1:00pm Emily Rauschert
(Penn State)
Quantifying invasive species spread: multiple vectors of Microstegium vimineum dispersal
118 ASI
October 22, 2008 - 12:20pm HIV/AIDS in Pennsylvania: An exploratory analysis of the testing patterns 10 Tyson
October 20, 2008 - 1:00pm Gian Rocco
(Penn State)
Monitoring of bog turtle colonies at sites in immediate proximity to development in southeastern Pennsylvania
118 ASI
October 15, 2008 - 12:20pm The role of Native American land-use legacies in present-day archaeological studies 10 Tyson
October 13, 2008 - 1:00pm Tracy Langkilde
(Penn State)
Time changes everything: the impact of fire ants on native lizards across the invasion front
118 ASI
October 8, 2008 - 12:20pm Flight characteristics of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) migrating through eastern North America as determined by GPS telemetry 10 Tyson
October 6, 2008 - 1:00pm Bryan Grenfell
(Penn State)
Spatiotemporal dynamics and control of acute immunizing infections
118 ASI
October 3, 2008 - 12:20pm Peter Hudson
(Penn State University)
The dualities of life and reproduction: The Huck Institutes of Life Sciences & the consequences of reduced reproduction for free living animal populations
324 ASI
October 3, 2008 - 11:10am Daniel Gruner
(University of Maryland)
Dirty Little Secret: the underappreciated role of entomopathogenic nematodes in soil food webs and plant community dynamics
107 ASI
September 29, 2008 - 1:00pm Tomas Carlo-Joglar
(Penn State)
Ecology of frugivory and seed dispersal networks
118 ASI
September 24, 2008 - 12:20pm Acclimation and adaptation of deciduous tree species seedlings to a warmer, wetter climate 10 Tyson
September 22, 2008 - 12:10pm Frederick Meinzer
(USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station)
Consequences of being tall: height-related trends in tree growth and hydraulic architecture
108 Wartik Laboratory
September 15, 2008 - 1:30pm Annette Dathe
(Penn State)
Colloid movement through soils fundamentals, experiments and implications for the environment
118 ASI
September 8, 2008 - 1:00pm Victoria Braithwaite
(Penn State)
How does ecology shape the way fish behave?
ASI 118
May 2, 2008 - 2:30pm Bill Hansson
(Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Germany)
Drosophila olfaction in pollination: function and evolution
101 ASI
May 1, 2008 - 12:20pm Improving wetland mitigation success through landscape level planning 10 Tyson
May 1, 2008 - 12:20pm Oxidative stress in fine roots of woody plants under elevated nitrogen supply 10 Tyson
April 30, 2008 - 1:30pm Morgan Grove
(USDA Forest Service & Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER)
From Pixels to Parcels: The anatomy of household and parcel based methods for urban social ecological research and applications.
101 ASI
April 24, 2008 - 12:20pm Response of macroinvertebrate populations to flooding and drought in the Spring Creek Watershed 10 Tyson
April 21, 2008 - 1:30pm Malcolm North
(UC Davis)
Sustainable management of fire-dependent forests
101 ASI
April 17, 2008 - 12:20pm Effects of wildfire history & climate on belowground carbon storage in ponderosa pine forests 10 Tyson
April 16, 2008 - 4:00pm Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers give short presentations on their research. 301D Life Sciences Building
April 11, 2008 - 1:30pm Edward Barbier
(University of Wyoming)
Ecological Scarcity and Sustainability: Key Economic Challenges for the 21st Century
101 ASI
April 10, 2008 - 12:20pm Community ecology of deep Gulf of Mexico cold seeps 10 Tyson
April 3, 2008 - 12:20pm Connectivity and climate change: Impacts on a reef building coral in the eastern Pacific 10 Tyson
April 3, 2008 - 12:20pm Quantifying patterns between landscape composition and plant species diversity in Pennsylvania agricultural landscapes 10 Tyson
March 31, 2008 - 1:30pm Laurie Drinkwater
(Cornell University)
Ecological knowledge and the transition to sustainable agriculture
101 ASI
March 27, 2008 - 12:20pm Investigating a potential case of deceptive signaling in a plant-herbivore-parasitoid system 10 Tyson
March 26, 2008 - 1:30pm Douglas G. Tiffany
(University of Minnesota)
Using Biomass to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Corn Ethanol Plants
101 ASI
March 20, 2008 - 12:20pm Exploiting Synergism between Cultural Weed Suppression Tactics in Organic No-Till Cropping Systems 10 Tyson
March 6, 2008 - 12:20pm The influence of floral resource provisioning and landscape structure on crop pollination services 10 Tyson
March 3, 2008 - 1:30pm Paul Maeder
(FiBL, Switzerland)
The Role of Long-term Experiments in Understanding the Sustainability of Organic Farming
101 ASI
February 28, 2008 - 12:20pm Abiotic and biotic factors affecting the seed release and dispersal of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides 10 Tyson
February 21, 2008 - 12:20pm Diatom species diversity response to salinity among mid-Atlantic streams 10 Tyson
February 14, 2008 - 12:20pm Testing alternative hypotheses of the mechanisms behind super-spreaders of parasite transmission: intrinsic variations in hosts and interspecific interactions among co-infecting parasites 10 Tyson
February 11, 2008 - 1:30pm Barry Isaacs and Mike Pruss
(NRCS and Pennsylvania Game Commission)
Farmland conservation in Pennsylvania: the role of state agencies
101 ASI
February 7, 2008 - 12:20pm The effect of parasites on the Northern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus 10 Tyson
February 4, 2008 - 1:30pm Margaret Palmer
(University of Maryland)
Stream ecosystems: restoration and resilience in the face of global change
101 ASI
January 31, 2008 - 12:20pm Assessing Pennsylvania forest composition using multi-return LiDAR 10 Tyson
January 28, 2008 - 1:30pm Chris Uhl
(Penn State)
Sustainability: a question of perspective
101 ASI
January 24, 2008 - 12:20pm The Effects of Seasonality, Density Dependence & Climate on the Population Dynamics of the Primary Hantavirus Reservoir, the Deer Mouse, in Montana 10 Tyson
January 24, 2008 - 12:20pm Spatial models of Wintering Birds of Prey in Pennsylvania 10 Tyson Building
December 10, 2007 - 1:00pm Lien Luong
(Penn State)
Costs of resistance in the Drosophila-Macrocheles system: a negative correlation between ectoparasite resistance and other host fitness traits.
118 ASI
December 6, 2007 - 4:00pm Doctoral and Masters candidates give short presentations on their research. Agenda now available. 301D Life Sciences Building
December 5, 2007 - 12:20pm Misha Williams-Tober
(Beckerman Lab)
The importance/value of plant biodiversity in the Amazon
10 Tyson
December 3, 2007 - 1:00am James Lloyd-Smith
(Penn State)
Understanding cyclic outbreaks of leptospirosis in California sea lions
118 ASI
November 28, 2007 - 12:20pm Luke McCormack
(Eissenstat Lab)
Root dynamics under elevated carbon dioxide and climate change
10 Tyson
November 26, 2007 - 1:00pm Louise Comas
(Penn State)
Diversity of fine root traits among co-existing temperate woody species and implications for interactions with mycorrhizal fungi
118 ASI
November 14, 2007 - 12:20pm Gennie Romanello
(Cole Lab)
The effects of soil water availability on Microstegium vimineum germination and proliferation in forested slope seep wetlands of central Pennsylvania
10 Tyson
November 12, 2007 - 1:00pm Suann Yang
(Penn State)
Huckleberry, Vaccinium membranaceum, dispersal and colonization at Mount St Helens
118 ASI
November 7, 2007 - 12:20pm Shawn Rummel
(Sharpe Lab)
Biotic and abiotic influences on dispersal of three species of trout
10 Tyson
November 5, 2007 - 2:00pm Petra Klepac
(Penn State)
Phocine Distemper Virus outbreaks in European harbor seals
118 ASI
October 31, 2007 - 12:20pm Jim Julian
(Brooks Lab)
Distributions of pond-breeding amphibians across wetland size and isolation gradients
10 Tyson
October 29, 2007 - 1:00pm Susan Parks
(Penn State)
The role of sound in baleen whale behavioral ecology
118 ASI
October 24, 2007 - 12:20pm Cara Hotchkin
(Parks/Marden Lab)
An overview of the Cook Island, Alaska, beluga population
10 Tyson
October 17, 2007 - 12:20pm Stephanie Lesard-Pillon
(Fisher Lab)
Community ecology of fauna associated with deep corals in the Gulf of Mexico
10 Tyson
October 16, 2007 - 3:00pm Hans de Kroon
(Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Roots at large: exploring the community consequences of plant plasticity underground (note: the time of this seminar has been changed from 12:30 to 3pm)
118 ASI
October 10, 2007 - 12:20pm Kevin Mueller
(Eissenstat Lab)
Soil carbon and tree species in temperate forests
10 Tyson
October 8, 2007 - 3:35pm Eric Zenner
(Penn State)
Managing for complexity: linking structures, processes and scales
118 ASI
October 3, 2007 - 12:20pm Jeff Law
(Cole Lab)
The role of wetland mammals on nitrogen cycling
October 1, 2007 - 1:00pm Erica Smithwick
(Penn State)
Carbon, nitrogen and fire s footprint in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
118 ASI
September 26, 2007 - 12:20pm Leah Wasser
(Day Lab)
Assessing the impacts of development over time using GIS: development of ecological impact metrics
10 Tyson
September 24, 2007 - 2:30pm Peter Wilf
(Penn State)
Insect-damaged fossil leaves record food web response to ancient climate change and extinction.
217 Forest Resources Building
September 17, 2007 - 1:00pm Brian Olsen
(Penn State)
If you can t take the heat: temperature-regulated demography in a salt-marsh bird?
118 ASI
September 12, 2007 - 12:20pm Emily Kuhns
(Tumlinson Lab)
Thesis proposal: the role of a fatty acid amide hydrolase in Lepidopteran larvae
10 Tyson
September 5, 2007 - 12:20pm Andy Wilson
(Brittingham Lab)
Avian responses to conservation reserve enhancement programs grasslands in Pennsylvania
10 Tyson