Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Faculty and Student Newsletter
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- Dr. Jason Grabosky
was a featured speaker at the 4th annual Great Southern Tree Conference
(Dec 2,3) presenting on: “Growth coefficients for
establishing parking lot tree canopy, and skeletal soil design for
integrating trees and pavement.”
400 attendees from North America and Europe enjoyed great weather over the 2 day
indoor-outdoor event in Gainesville, Florida
- Dr. Steven Handel
led a course on "Beyond Hydro-seeding: Restoration Ecology
after Remediation" for the US EPA, On-Scene
Coordinators' annual training meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Dr. Handel also
gave a talk at Duke
University Nicholas School of the Environment, Dec. 3,
"Constraints and possibilities for urban restoration."
He will be
giving the same talk at Harvard U. Graduate School of Design on
- Dr. Handel’s
group has been asked to give ecological background and restoration ecology
advice for the huge new Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1.3 miles of the Brooklyn waterfront, facing lower Manhattan along the East River.
- Kinkade, M., W. Peters, A. M. Pohlit, and L. Struwe. 2004.
Systematics of Tachia (Gentianaceae): speciation patterns in South America using GIS and phylogenetic data from
morphology and DNA. 12th
International Symposium on Undergraduate Research at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 20 Nov, 2004.
(Matt Kinkade has worked in Dr. Struwe's lab as a
NSF REU-funded undergraduate researcher. Matt Kinkade was selected as one of
three undergraduates by Cook
College to present his work during
this conference as part of the Rutgers-Univ. of Sao Paulo
undergraduate international collaboration).
- Dr. Ming Xu
presented a seminar on November 22, 2004 at Northwest A&F University,
Yanyling, China titled “Climate
Change and Ecosystem Carbon Cycle: Where Are We?”
Robert M., Stephanie L. Skelly, and Henry B. John-Alder. (2005)
Testosterone inhibits growth in juvenile male Eastern Fence Lizards
(Sceloporus undulatus): Implications for energy allocation and
sexual size dimorphism. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (in
press, scheduled for Vol. 78, No. 4).
R.C., D.V. Howe, F. Juanes, J.R. Stauffer, Jr., and E.R. Loew. 2004.
The role of ultraviolet radiation in foraging in a group of Lake
Malawi cichlids. African
Journal of Ecology 42: 228-231.
- Kiviat, E., and K. MacDonald,* 2004. Biodiversity patterns and conservation
the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey.
Urban Habitats (an online journal) 2,
Edition, The Hackensack Meadowlands: ecology and restoration of a
Tedrow. 2004. Jacob G. Lipman. in Encyclopedia
of Soils in the Environment. D. Hillel et al. eds. Elsevier pp358-364.
- Li, Y., Xu, M., Zou, X., Sun, O. J. 2004. Comparing soil
organic carbon dynamics in plantation and secondary forest in wet tropics
in Puerto Rico. Global Change Biology
- Tang, J., Qi, Y., Xu, M., Misson, L., and Goldstein A. H.
2004. Effects of forest thinning on soil respiration in a ponderosa pine
plantation in the Sierra
Physiology (in press).
- Liu, B., Xu, M., Henderson M. 2004. Observed trends of
precipitation amount, requency, and intensity in China, 1960-2000. Journal of Geophysical
Research (in press).
- Liu, B., Xu M., Henderson M., Qi, Y. and Li, Y. 2004.
Taking China's temperature: daily range, warming
trends, and regional variations, 1955-2000. Journal of Climate 17:
*Kristi MacDonald is a PhD Candidate in Dr. David
Achievements and Activities:
- Dr. Julie Lockwood
was named the 2004 Georgia Southern University Biology Graduate
Distinguished Alumnus. This was
the inaugural year of the award. Dr. Lockwood received her B.S. and her
Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University. Dr. Lockwood
visited GSU on November 15-16th and gave a talk titled, "The Biology
of Nowhere: the loss of diversity through invasion and extinction".
Peter Morin has been recognized as a highly cited researcher in the
area of Ecology and the Environment by ISI (see http://isihighlycited.com/).
According to the web site, "ISIHighlyCited.com is the most recent in
a series of projects at ISI and Thompson-ISI to identify and honor
researchers whose collected publications have received the highest number
of citations across the past two decades."
Student Awards, Achievements, and Activities
- Jennifer Momsen, a PhD candidate in Dr. Jean
Marie Hartman’s lab, received a National Garden Club Scholarship for
2004-2005 for $3500.
Dey, advisor Dr. Joanna Burger,
successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled “The importance of spatial scale
and non-forest habitats in predicting occurrence of area-sensitive forest
birds.” on December 15th.
Nix Stohr, advisor Dr. John
Dighton, successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled “Patterns and Dynamics
of Phylloplane Fungal Communities of Vaccinium sp. In Response to Anthropogenic Disturbance.” on