E&E Seminar- Graduate Student presentations
April 5, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please join us on April 5, 2022 for presentations by E&E graduate students. Katie Fowler, Philip Johnson, Erik Andersson and Sheryl Hosler will share their work.
Katie Fowler will share updates on her current research.
Katie Fowler is a 4th year PhD candidate in Joel Brown’s lab focusing on wildlife conservation. Katie will share some updates about her research on analyzing reproductive success using noninvasive techniques on black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes), Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus), and African lions (Panthera leo).
Philip Johnson will present "Plant Richness Increases with Surrounding Habitat and Management Burns over 30-years in Suburban Forest Understories"
Forests in urbanizing landscapes are important habitat for native species and vital for conserving biodiversity in and around cities. In these forests, herbaceous understory plants represent over 80% of the plant diversity, yet little is known about the long-term effect of management or the role of landscape context on these understory plants. Using 30-years of data from DuPage County, IL, I show that prescribed burns have increased the richness of native forest herbs in the understory, and that the amount of forest habitat at the landscape scale, but not the configuration of that habitat, is associated with more native species gains over time and higher current herb richness.
Sheryl Hosler will present "Management Affects Pollinators and Pollination in Suburban Green Spaces"
Erik Andersson will present "Impacts of a Novel Aquaculture Water Additive on Sablefish Microbiome Function"
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