Faculty and Student Newsletter
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Dr. Jason Grabosky has given three recent presentations.
February 23 Dr. Grabosky spoke at the Cornell
Co-Op Extension Organic Gardening Conference in
March 10 he attended the Tree Care
International Spring Expo in
March 29 his keynote address “Tree
Preservation” was given to the International Society of Arboriculture New
England ISA Annual Meeting at the
The Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference was held at
From the Joan Ehrenfeld lab:
· Emilie Stander, a Ph.D. candidate, gave an oral presentation. The title is "The Effects of Urbanization on Nitrate Removal Capacity of Urban Wetlands."
Robert Cox and
· Robert Cox and Stephanie L. Skelly, Angela Leo, and Henry B. John-Alder presented a poster titled “Testosterone regulates sexually dimorphic coloration in the Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).”
Dr. Struwe was also a co-author with four of her students from the Plant Biology Graduate Program in the following oral presentations at NEEC:
boundaries within the species complex Chelonanthus
Kate B. Lepis and
“Chelonanthus alatus (Gentianaceae), widely distributed weeds
to narrow endemics: where do you draw the species lines? “
Angela Gorczyca and
inquiry into the angiosperm genus Strychnos (Loganiaceae) using ITS sequences.”
“Revision of Tachia (Gentianaceae):
speciation patterns in
Matthew Kinkade, Adrian M. Pohlit and
· Lin Jiang and Peter J. Morin. Predator diet breadth influences the relative importance of bottom-up and top-down control of prey biomass and diversity. The American Naturalist 65: 350-363.
M.V.K., and Hernandez, A.D. (2005) Food Web Patterns and the Parasite’s
Perspective. In: Parasitism and Ecosystems (Edited by: F. Thomas, J.F. Guegan, and F. Renaud). pp.
Mabb, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Julie Lockwood’s lab, has co-authored (Kimball
L. Garrett and Karen T. Mabb) an article titled, "
· Misson, L., Tang, J., Xu, M., McKay, M. and Goldstein, A. 2005. Influences of recovery from clear-cut, climate variability, and thinning on the carbon balance of a young ponderosa pine plantation, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology (in press).
Fisher, J. B., DeBiase,
T. A., Qi, Y. Xu,
M. Goldstein, A. H. 2005. Evapotranspiration models compared on a
Tang, J., Qi, Y., Xu, M., Misson,
L., and Goldstein A. H. 2005. Effects of forest thinning on soil respiration in
a ponderosa pine plantation in the
· Dutech C, Sork VL, Smouse PE, Davis F (2004) Relationships between fine-scale genetic structure and gene flow in a wind pollinated tree species, Quercus lobata Neé. Am. J. Bot. 92, 252-261.
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
· Mylecraine KA, Kuser JE, Smouse PE and Zimmermann GL. 2004. Geographic allozyme variation in Atlantic white-cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides (Cupressaceae). Can. J. For. Res. 34, 2443-2454.
PE, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ (2004) Defining pollen structure as
the probability of paternal identity. In: B Li and
Soto A, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ,
González Martínez SC, Smouse PE, Gómez
A, Alía R (2004) Contrasting patterns of genetic
diversity in the six Iberian pine species. In: B Li and
· Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Alía R, Gil L (2004) Increased selfing and correlated paternity in a small population of a predominantly outcrossing conifer, Pinus sylvestris L. Molec. Ecol. 13, 2567-2577.
· González-Martínez SC, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Collada C, Díaz A, Williams CG, Alía R, Cervera MT (2004) Cross-amplification and sequence variation of microsatellite loci in Eurasian hard pines. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109, 103-111.
· Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Gil L (2005) Patterns of pollen dispersal in a small population of Pinus sylvestris L. revealed by total-exclusion paternity analysis. Heredity 94, 13-22.
Achievements and Activities:
Juan José Robledo-Arnuncio will be traveling to
Student Awards, Achievements, and Activities:
Domenic D’Amore, a graduate student in the labs of Dr. Kathy Scott
and Dr. George McGhee, is working on a paleoecology
question involving how dinosaurs fed. He has been doing a portion of this
research and collecting data at the
Dan, who will defend is Ph.D. thesis this spring, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology at the Richard Stockton College of NJ beginning this fall.