Wisconsin Ecology Spring Symposium

Dr. Catherine Graham
Professor of Spatial Ecology and Ornithology Research
Stony Brook University

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Welcome & Student Presentations @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Jeremy Hemberger, Entomology @ 1:15 PM
Landscape mediates bumblebee foraging response to mass-flowering crops

Alexandra Linz, Bacteriology @ 1:30 PM
Bacterial community development towards a steady staalete ecosystem in bog lakes

Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, Entomology @ 1:45 PM
Linking pollinator behavior to selfing rate for three distinct pollinators of alfalfa.

Ke Xu, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences @ 2:00 PM
How to address scaling, storage flux and non-closed energy balance problems for eddy-covariance observations? Mapping surface-atmosphere exchange using environmental response function

Anna Cates, Agronomy @ 2:15 PM
With or without ants: decomposition processes in grasslands.

Coffee Break @ 2:30 PM

3:00 PM KEYNOTE: Catherine Graham
Linking patterns and process across scale: A case study with South American hummingbirds

4:00 PM: Reception & Student Poster Session

THURSDAY, MARCH 31
3:00 PM KEYNOTE: Catherine Graham
Taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of beta-diversity: what can be learned from the comparison

4:00 PM: Reception

BONUS ECOLOGY EVENT
Decoding The Wisconsin Conservation Congress: MARCH 30 @ 5:00 PM
Join the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology as we learn about the upcoming 2016 Conservation Congress spring hearings. Details.

For more information about Catherine Graham, visit her website.

For more information about Wisconsin Ecology, visit our website: ecology.wisc.edu

Catherine Graham’s visit is made possible through support from the UW-Madison Lectures Committee, the UW-Madison Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, Wisconsin Ecology, and the Nelson Institute.

This symposium is co-sponsored by Wisconsin Ecology’s campus partners:
The Nelson Institute, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the College of Letters & Science, the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, the Center for Limnology, the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment, the UW-Madison Arboretum, and the Departments of Agronomy, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Entomology, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Soil Science, and Zoology.

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