A biology graduate student variety show featuring the research and interests of scientists in a broadly integrative biology department. Individual students are responsible for their own confidentiality requirements.
Happy GSS day!
Sorry for not posting yesterday -- there was a combination of a great Graduate Student Symposium, other obligations, and Blogger problems. All of you GSS presenters are in an excellent position to write blog posts now!
My vote for best phrase of GSS: "rugosity index." What was your favorite talk and why?
Adam's paper: Huttenlocker, A. K., and J. Botha-Brink. 2013.
Body size and growth patterns in the therocephalian Moschorhinus(Therapsida) before and after the end-Permian
extinction in South Africa. Paleobiology.
39:253-277. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1666/12020
The K-Pg extinction,
responsible for the catastrophic ecosystem collapse that blotted out the
non-avian dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, is ostensibly the best-known
extinction event in the entire history of Earth. But surprisingly few people
are aware of an even greater event that disrupted links in communities on land
and in the oceans during the Earth’s last major icehouse-hothouse transition
about 252 million years ago: the end-Permian extinction. This event shared many characteristics
with the K-Pg extinction, but with a much higher death toll, wiping-out nearly
90% of animal species. It is estimated that animal communities did not return
to their former ecological diversity until some eight million years la…
As a BioGrad, Carolyn Shores worked in Sam Wasser's lab, AKA the UW Center for Conservation Biology, finding new and better ways to look at wolf poop! Carolyn's work, co-authored by Samrat Mondol (former Post-doc, now at the Wildlife Institute of India) and Sam Wasser, recently appeared in Conservation Genetics Resources. Carolyn is continuing her research on the effects of predators in the Predator Ecology Lab in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Here she describes what the recent study was all about.
Large carnivores have the unlucky honor of being some of the most well-recognized but controversial wildlife in the world. This is partly due to their cultural significance in myths and legends, but also because their diet often puts them into direct conflict with humans. Apex carnivores depend on large herbivores such as deer, elk and moose that are hunted by humans, and carnivores may also attack livestock if wild prey is scarce.
Congratulations to all the biograds who completed their degrees in Fall 2019! Here are the graduates and what they are up to now:
CJ BatteySeasonal Migration, Gene Flow, and Speciation in North American BirdKlicka lab || September 14, 2018
I'm currently a postdoc in the Kern Lab at the University of Oregon institute of Ecology and Evolution, working on estimating dispersal distance and population density from genome sequences of Anopheles mosquitos in Africa.
Emily BainDevelopment and Evolution of Cell Behavior and Interactions During Danio Pattern Formation Parichy lab || December 3, 2018
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-bain-phd-b64b65103/ I'm now a Research Program Advisor in the Biology Department at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. My job includes working to increase the visibility of the Cell and Development Biology research happening here at UVA along the mid-Atlantic, liaising with the local biotech community and ensuring c…