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== EEB 5895: Invest Sp Topics ==
 
== EEB 5895: Invest Sp Topics ==
  
This page lists weekly meetings of the Rubega/Elphick labs.  Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class.  Grad students doing research are expected to present twice a semester, with at least one presentation an update of some part of your research (the other can be on whatever is helpful to you with your research - a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, etc., etc.).  Undergraduates and BS/MS students should expect to present something on their research once a semester.  If you need a permission number, please contact Margaret or Chris (depending on who your adviser is).
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This page lists weekly meetings of the Rubega/Elphick/Tingley labs.  Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class.  Grad students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. At least one presentation should be an update of some part of your research (the other can be on whatever is helpful to you with your research - a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, etc., etc.).  Undergraduates and BS/MS students should expect to present something on their research once a semester (perhaps sharing a session with another student)Undergraduates will need a permission number to enroll; please contact Margaret, Morgan, or Chris (depending on who your adviser is).
  
'''Meeting time:''' Mondays 12-1:30  (probably)
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Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week.  Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation.  We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions".  They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.
  
'''Location:''' BioPharmacy 3rd floor fish bowl (PBB 303)
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 
  
If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to Margaret or Chris.  Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.
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'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b) ** NOTE ROOM CHANGE **
  
Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page.  Undergraduates should talk to Margaret or Chris.
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If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to Margaret, Chris, or Morgan.  Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.
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Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page.  Undergraduates should talk to Margaret, Morgan, or Chris.
  
 
If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it.  Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer using uconn vpn and your netID).
 
If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it.  Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer using uconn vpn and your netID).
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| 27 Aug || -- || CANCELLED || Homework: sign up for presentation slots before Thursday
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| 19 Jan || Faculty || New avian phylogeny || [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7574/full/nature15697.html Prum et al. 2015] and [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7574/full/nature15638.html Thomas 2015]
 
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| 3 Sept || -- || LABOR DAY || No meeting
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| 26 Jan || -- || No lab meeting || (faculty at chalk talks)
 
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| 10 Sept || Chris E. || Goings on in the Elphick lab || happy to drop/switch if someone wants this date
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| 2 Feb || -- || No lab meeting || (faculty at chalk talks)
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| 17 Sept || Kevin B. || CT Monk Parakeet Nest Survey Brainstorming Session|| I'll send out a paper to read prior to meeting
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| 24 Sept || Alejo || DDIG brainstorming session || (and some cool videos from the camera traps project!)
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| 9 Feb || Chris E || CT bird atlas || Look over the [http://www.ribirdatlas.com/ RI atlas web site]
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| 16 Feb || Austin || Communication and Collaboration||
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| 23 Feb || Chris F || Chapter 3  ||
 
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| 1 Oct || Chris F. || NEBCC practice talk||
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| 1 Mar || Ilanna  || What determines the amount of litter in parks ||
 
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| 8 Oct || Diego || Something... ||
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| 8 Mar || Chris/Kate/Chris || SLR and marsh loss || Read [http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v6/n3/full/nclimate2909.html Kirwan et al. 2016]
 
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| 15 Oct || Alejo || DDIG Project Description Draft|| will send by the end of the week
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| 15 Mar || -- || SPRING BREAK - GO LOOK AT BIRDS ||  
 
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| 22 Oct || Holly || Methodology paper || will send in advance
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| 22 Mar ||Austin ||Cover letters and Publishing || Chris gone
 
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| 29 Oct || Alyssa || something... ||  
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| 29 Mar || Andrew || Field Season Preparation ||  
 
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| 5 Nov  ||Chris F. || Sparrow PVA ||  
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| 5 Apr || Manette ||TBD ||  
 
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| 12 Nov || Kevin B. || TBD || TBD
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| 12 Apr || Nick Block (Stonehill College) || Diversification and biogeography of Madagascar's birds ||  
 
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| 19 Nov || -- || THANKSGIVING || No meeting
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| 19 Apr || Holly (& Margaret?) || workshop your bigger picture statement ||
 
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| 26 Nov || Alejo || Bill bending paper feedback (with more cool videos!) || I'll send it out in advance
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| 26 Apr || Holly || Education @ Burlington Trout Hatchery||  
 
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| 3 Dec || Diego || Something else... ||  
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| 3 May ||   || || EXAM WEEK - optional? 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:02, 24 March 2016

EEB 5895: Invest Sp Topics

This page lists weekly meetings of the Rubega/Elphick/Tingley labs. Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class. Grad students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. At least one presentation should be an update of some part of your research (the other can be on whatever is helpful to you with your research - a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, etc., etc.). Undergraduates and BS/MS students should expect to present something on their research once a semester (perhaps sharing a session with another student). Undergraduates will need a permission number to enroll; please contact Margaret, Morgan, or Chris (depending on who your adviser is).

Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week. Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation. We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions". They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.

Meeting time: Tuesdays 10 - 11:30

Location: Bamford Room (TLS 171b) ** NOTE ROOM CHANGE **

If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to Margaret, Chris, or Morgan. Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.

Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page. Undergraduates should talk to Margaret, Morgan, or Chris.

If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it. Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer using uconn vpn and your netID).

If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).


Week of: Who Topic Notes
19 Jan Faculty New avian phylogeny Prum et al. 2015 and Thomas 2015
26 Jan -- No lab meeting (faculty at chalk talks)
2 Feb -- No lab meeting (faculty at chalk talks)
9 Feb Chris E CT bird atlas Look over the RI atlas web site
16 Feb Austin Communication and Collaboration
23 Feb Chris F Chapter 3
1 Mar Ilanna What determines the amount of litter in parks
8 Mar Chris/Kate/Chris SLR and marsh loss Read Kirwan et al. 2016
15 Mar -- SPRING BREAK - GO LOOK AT BIRDS
22 Mar Austin Cover letters and Publishing Chris gone
29 Mar Andrew Field Season Preparation
5 Apr Manette TBD
12 Apr Nick Block (Stonehill College) Diversification and biogeography of Madagascar's birds
19 Apr Holly (& Margaret?) workshop your bigger picture statement
26 Apr Holly Education @ Burlington Trout Hatchery
3 May EXAM WEEK - optional?