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, a Ph.D. candidate working with Judy Weis, presented a talk at the Coastal and
Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 20th
Biennial Conference in
Alli also received a $600 travel grant for the conference from AERS (Atlantic Estuarine Research Federation) the regional affiliated society and a $330 travel grant from national CERF chapter.
Cheong Xin Chan,
a postdoctoral fellow in Debashish Bhattacharya’s lab, presented a poster
entitled “Examining the extent of HGT in microbial eukaryotes” at the Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory 10th Genome Informatics Meeting. The poster was
co-authored by Ahmed Moustafa, also a postdoctoral fellow in the Bhattacharya
lab, and by Debashish Bhattacharya.
gave an invited seminar at the Ecolunch seminar series in the
Nina Fefferman gave the keynote address as the inaugural meeting of the Life Sciences Dialogue Heidelberg. She spoke about "Technology and the Future of Healthcare and Medicine".
Nina Fefferman was also an invited participant in a panel discussion on Popular Culture and Science at the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival '09, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.
Steven Handel spoke at the International Association of Landscape Architecture, Sweden Chapter, in September on "Landscape ecology functions of urban restoration projects."
Julie Lockwood gave
an invited seminar titled “Feeling less isolated: the fate of island bird diversity
in the face of species invasions and extinctions”. The talk was given in the
Brooke Maslo, a Ph.D.
candidate in the Steven Handel lab, presented a poster entitled
"Evidence-Based Decisions on the Use of Predator Exclosures in Shorebird
Conservation" at the 33rd annual meeting of the Waterbird Society in
Debashish Bhattacharya has the following publication:
Cheong Xin Chan, postdoctoral fellow in the Bhattacharya lab, has the following publication:
Siobain Duffy reports the following publication:
Julie Lockwood has the following publications in press:
Brooke Maslo, a Ph.D. candidate in the Handel lab and Julie Lockwood are coauthors on:
Kirsten Schwarz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Steward T.A. Pickett lab, co-authored a paper in Landscape Ecology entitled “Mapping urban landscape heterogeneity: agreement between visual interpretation and digital classification approaches” available online here:
Holly Vuong, a Ph.D. candidate in Peter Morin’s and Rick Ostfeld’s labs, has the following publication:
Faculty Achievements and Activities:
Nina Fefferman organized and hosted a two-day, international workshop on Mathematical Modeling of Behavioral Epidemiology at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS).
On November 14th, Frank Gallagher (Ph.D. 2008, advisor Jason Grabosky), a Visiting Scholar and PTL in DEENR, and Claus Holzapfel, Assistant Professor Biological Sciences Newark, jointly presented a talk and walk on novel assemblage development in the urban context. The presentation was sponsored by the Friends of Liberty State Park and opened to the general public.
Steven Handel was a Visiting Professor of Ecology at
Steven Handel recorded a series of eighteen 2-minute botany and urban
ecology chats about urban weeds. They are now online at www.safari7.org,
under "weed walk" on the right side. Click on "video" under
each topic and you'll see pictures of the plants and habitats under the Number
7 subway line in
George McGhee has been awarded a 3-month research fellowship at the
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in
Bonnie McCay (Department of Human Ecology) and her boat and research were featured in The Telegram of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=301614&sc=79
Rachael Winfree (Department of Entomology) received a Rutgers 2009 Pre-Tenure Faculty Career Development Award for her proposal titled "Assessing pollinator declines using a 140-year data set".
Student Awards, Achievements, and Activities:
David La Puma and the Fall Migration Moon Watch were featured in a
Congratulations to Blake Mathys of the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation on November 5th, 2009.
Congratulations to Jennifer Kilic on the successful completion of her Qualifying Exam on November 2, 2009.
Niall Dunne, (MS
2008 advisor Steven Handel), has completed a book titled, "Great
Natives for Tough Places; a
David LaPuma, (Ph.D. Jan 2010, advisor Julie Lockwood), has the following publication:
Patricia Ramey (Ph.D. 2008, co-advisors Fred and Judy Grassle) has a new publication:
Tom Virzi (Ph.D. 2008, advisor Julie Lockwood) gave a presentation titled "New Jersey Oystercatcher Research Update 2009" at the 2009 Atlantic Coast American Oystercatcher Working Group Annual Meeting held at the Cobb Island Station in Oyster, Virginia on November 9-10.