Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Faculty and Student Professional Update
- Dr. Joan Ehrenfeld will be presenting a seminar entitled "Exotics in deciduous
forests: challenges for
restoration." at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) on Oct. 14th.
Smouse PE, Sork VL and
Davis FD. 2004. Propagule flow in Quercus lobata from the Mediterranean vegetation
zone of California. In: Plant Evolution
in Mediterranean Climate Zones. Progr. IXth IOBP Meet. p. 101.
Mylecraine KA, Smouse PE, Kuser
JE, Zimmermann GL and Struwe L. 2004.
Geographic variation in Atlantic white-cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides (Cupressaceae).
Prog. Bot. Soc. Amer.
Meet. p. 76.
- Sork VL, Grivet D and Smouse PE. 2004. A new approach to the study of seed dispersal: a
temperate example for tropical systems. In: Measuring Tropical Seed Dispersal Using Molecular Markers: Abstr. Assoc.
Trop. Conserv. Biol., Miami 2004. pp. 111-112.
and new Postdoctoral Associate Juan Robledo-Arnuncio
(from Spain) will attend the 2004 Joint Conference of Division 2 of the
International Union of Forestry
Organizations (IUFRO) in November 2004, in Charleston, South
Carolina, and will present a pair of papers, which will appear in the
proceedings, as listed below:
- Smouse PE and Robledo-Arnuncio
JJ. 2004. Defining pollen structure as the probability of paternal
identity. In: Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding in the Age
of Genomics: Progress and Future.
2004 IUFRO Joint Conf
- Soto A,
Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, González-Martínez
SC, Smouse PE, Gómez
A and Alía R. 2004. Contrasting patterns of
genetic diversity in the six Iberian pine species. In: Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding in the Age
of Genomics: Progress and Future. 2004 IUFRO Joint
- Jiang, Lin & P. J. Morin. 2004. Productivity gradients
cause positive diversity-invasibility relations in microbial communities.
Austerlitz F, Dick CW, Dutech
C, Klein E, Oddou-Muratorio S, Smouse PE and Sork VL. 2004. Using genetic
markers to estimate the pollen dispersal curve. Molec. Ecol. 13:937-954.
- Dyer RJ, Westfall RD, Sork
VL and Smouse PE. 2004. Two-generation
analysis of pollen flow across a landscape. V. A stepwise approach for
extracting factors contributing to pollen structure. Heredity 92:204-211.
PE and Sork
Vl. 2004. Measuring pollen flow in forest trees:
a comparison of alternative approaches. For. Ecol. Manag.
JJ , Smouse PE, Gil L and Alia R. 2004 Pollen movement under alternative silvicultural practices in native populations of Scots
Pine (Pinus Sylvestris
L.) in central Spain. For. Ecol. Manag.
Dutech C, Sork VL, Smouse PE and Davis F. 2004. Relationships between fine-scale genetic structure
and gene flow in a wind pollinated tree species, Quercus lobata Neé. Am. J. Bot. (in
Sork VL, Smouse PE, Apsit VJ, Dyer RJ and
Westfall RD. 2004. A
two-generation analysis of pollen structure in Missouri Ozark populations of
flowering dogwood (Cornus florida, Cornaceae). Am. J. Bot. (in press).
Kuser JE, Smouse PE and Zimmermann GL. 2004. Geographic allozyme
variation in Atlantic white-cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides (Cupressaceae).
Can. J. For. Res. (in press)
Martínez SC, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ and Smouse PE. 2005. The consequences and
implications of introgression in the context of different conservation
strategies: forest trees. In: Gene Flow and Germplasm
Management. Issues in Genetic Resources, (de) Vicente, MC (Ed.). IPGRI, Rome.
a PhD candidate in John Dighton’s lab, has a paper in Microbial Ecology
entitled: "Effects of Species
Diversity on Establishment and Coexistence: A Phylloplane
Fungal Community Model System." Published online early, available at http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s00248-003-1064-1
- Mansion, G. & L. Struwe.
2004. Generic delimitation and phylogenetic
relationships within the subtribe Chironiinae (Chironieae: Gentianaceae) with special reference to Centaurium: evidence from nrDNA
and cpDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 951-977.
- Struwe, L. & V. A. Albert. 2004. Monograph of neotropical Potalia (Gentianaceae:
Potalieae). Systematic Botany 29(3): 670-701.
Dr. Peter Smouse
has finished a 3-year committee assignment with the National Research Council,
working on recommendations to preserve Atlantic Salmon along the Maine
coast, the final report from which is now published:
on Atlantic Salmon in Maine.
2004. Atlantic Salmon in Maine. Nat. Res. Coun., Natl. Acad. Press, Washington, DC. 276 pp. (Smouse
Dr. John C. F. Tedrow,
emeritus, worked as
a forensic geologist with Ocean County authorities in the
Brittney Gregory murder case.
Achievements and Activities:
- Dr. Steven Handel,
on sabbatical leave this term, is giving a series of lectures on urban
restoration ecology to a graduate class at Harvard
University's Graduate School
Drs. Peter Smouse
and Juan Robledo-Arnuncio, along with Ms. DC Olrik (visiting Danish grad student) traveled to California
for a field trip and research conference on the avian seed vectors of California
valley oak, visiting the Hastings and Sedgewick
Reserves of the UC reserve system, and interacting with colleagues from
UC-Berkeley, UC-Santa Barbara and UC-Los Angeles.
Palmer, a PhD candidate in Joan Ehrenfeld’s lab, Jonathon Schramm, a graduate
student in the lab of Colleen Hatfield and Jay Kelly, a PhD
candidate in Andrew Vayda’s lab, participated in
the Annual Master Gardener Conference organized by Rutgers Cooperative
Extension on October 2. They led tours of Helyar
Woods which covered topics such as invasive plants, native perennials for
shady conditions, and edible and medicinal plants.
- Greg Dahle,
graduate student in Jason Grabosky’s lab and ISA
Certified Arborist also presented a talk entitled “ The Tender Years:
Selecting, Transplanting & Caring for Trees During the First 2 Years
in the Ground.”
- Thomas Virzi, a graduate student in Julie Lockwood’s
lab, will be presenting his thesis and pilot research
performed last season at the American Oystercatcher Working Group annual
meeting in Georgia next month. The meeting is Nov 3-5.