Graduate Research Symposium 2009

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Saturday, March 21st 2009


New Schedule

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:00 Coffee & Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Dean Teitelbaum Welcome Address
9:15-9:30 Laura Marie Cisneros Comparison of tropical metacommunities along an extensive

elevational gradient

9:30-9:45 Vanessa Boukili Plant functional traits and patterns of community assembly during natural rain forest regeneration
9:45-10:00 Frank Smith The Genetic Loci of Evolutionary Change of Tribolium Beetle Antennal


10:30-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-11:15 Karolina Fucikova What Bracteacoccus is not
11:15-11:30 Lori Benoit Phylogenetic relationships and genetic diversity of the invasive aquatic angiosperm Hydrilla verticillata (l.f.) Royle (Hydrocharitaceae)
11:45-12:00 Nicholas Tippery But will it float? Evolution of inflorescence architecture in Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae)
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Roland de Gouvenain Keynote Address
2:00-2:15 Tobias Landberg Experimental manipulation of maternal investment in sister salamander


5:15-5:30 Speed Talks

The EEB Graduate Student Symposium is an all day event where graduate students present their research to other graduate students and faculty. Any EEB graduate student can present: BSMS, masters, PhD, old and new students. New graduate students usually present research ideas or preliminary data, while those more ‘seasoned’ students present their most recent results, often in preparation for upcoming spring and summer meetings.

We would like to invite all EEB graduate students to give a 15min talk. Speed Talks have been seen at several large meetings over the last year (playing off the speed dating idea). These talks will be 3min presentation, PowerPoint optional. They are ideal for sharing side projects, amazing images or videos, great opportunities that others should take advantage of, or any other interesting things that you would like to share. Since this is new, we are going to have one small section of them in the afternoon. We envision these being given in addition to a regular 15min talk.

15min Talk Title Submission Deadline: TBA

Abstract Submission Deadline: Self-Submitted on EEBedia after the schedule is posted




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