Current Research Projects 2016

Baggett, Bob A.; 5/8/16—5/27/16; Tennessee Technological University; The Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on the Movement Patterns of Pardosa valens and Rabidosa santrita Wolf Spiders; Email: babaggett21@students.tntech.edu

Barton, Andrew; 5/12/16—6/23/16; University of Maine at Farmington; Pines vs. Oaks Revisited: Forest Type Conversion Due to High-severity Fire in Madrean Woodlands; Email: Barton@maine.edu

Bengston, Sarah; 5/18/16—5/21/16; University of Rochester; Describing the evolutionary history of a newly discovered socially parasitic system; Email: sbengsto@gmail.com

Bond, Alan; 7/6/16—7/20/16; School of Biological Sciences University of Nebraska; Dimensions of Color Resemblance in Lizards; Email: abond1@unl.edu

Brown, Chris; 5/16/16—5/27/16; Tennessee Tech University; Behavioral Ecology of Riparian Wolf Spiders and Montane Scorpions; Email: cabrown@tntech.edu

Calabrese, Gina; 6/20/16—8/20/16; University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill; Spadefoot Toad Spea Bombifrons; Email: gina.maria.calabrese@gmail.com

d’Orgeix, Christian; 7/5/16—7/10/16; Virginia State University; Mosaic Web: Genetics of sympatric Sceloporine spp. And genes vs environment in determining body size in Slevin’s bunchgrass lizard; Email: cdorgeix@vsu.edu

Franke, Joseph; 5/1/16—5/13/16; Independent Researcher; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: Sapogordoeco@comcast.net

Gill, Tiare Elaine, 5/19/16—6/12/16; University of Puget Sound; skin lipids of the striped plateau Lizard (Sceloporus virgatus): Oleic and Stearic Acids as Signs of Clutch Size; Email: tegill@pugetsound.edu

Griswold, Terry; 5/1/16—5/5/16; Utah State University; Independent Researcher; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; terry.griswold@ars.usda.gov

Goldberg, Jay Keche; 5/14/16—6/25/16; Indiana University; What’s in my meal? Assessment of prey toxin content by predatory lizards; Email: jaykgold@indiana.edu

Gordon, Deborah; 8/15/16—9/6/16; Stanford University; Behavioral ecology of harvester ants; Email: dmgordon@stanford.edu

Hammer, Tobin,; 6/23/16—8/18/16; University of Colorado at Boulder; Do gut microbiota affect herbivory fitness of Manduca sexta?; Email: tobinhammer@colorado.edu

Hall, Glenn: 5/4/16—5/13/16; University of Florida; Independent Researcher; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: hgh@ufl.edu

Harvey, Donald J.; 5/1/16—5/13/16; Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: harveyd@si.edu

Johnson, Dennis; 5/1/16—5/13/16; Independent Researcher; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: dermjohn@aol.com             

Kelly, Elizabeth McKenna; 2/25/16—7/18/16; Cornell University; The neurobiology of cooperative breeding in birds; Email: emkelly2@gmail.com

Kelly, Patrick; 7/13/16—8/1/16; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Evolution of Resource Polymorphism: Causes and Consequences; Email: patk@live.unc.edu

Martin, Ryan; 7/1/16—8/15/16; Case Western Reserve University; Ecological Character Displacement, Ecosystem Processes, and Community Structure; Email: ram225@case.edu

McMahon, Timothy M.; 5/1/16—5/13/16; Independent Researcher; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: Timothy.McMahon@USPTO.GOV

Middendorf, George; 5/4/16—5/24/16; Howard University; Behavioral ecology of Sceloporus jarrovii and other sympatric lizards; Email: gmiddendorf@howard.edu

Milam, Joan; 4/30/16—5/6/16; University of Massachusetts- Amherst; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: jmilam@eco.umass.edu

Minckley, Robert; 5/5/16—5/10/16;Univeristy of Rochester; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: robert.minckley@rochester.edu

Patterson, Lucy; 5/3/16—5/15/16; University of Ottawa; The effect of temperature and food availability on habitat selection of Yarrow’s Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus jarrovii); email: lpatt100@uottawa.ca

Pfennig, David; 7/18/16—8/3/16;University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Phenotypic plasticity and the origins of diversity; Email: dpfennig@unc.edu

Pfennig, Karin; 7/18/16—8/3/16; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Hybridization and mate choice in spadefoot toads; Email: kpfennig@unc.edu

Powers, Donald; 6/7/16—6/21/16; George Fox University; Nectar resource use and microbial infections in hummingbirds; Email: dpowers@georgefox.edu

Price, Savannah L.; 5/11/16—6/8/16; Indiana State University; Female aggression in Sceloporus jarrovii: the role of abdominal blue patches; Email: sprice16@sycamores.indstate.edu

Pruett, Jake A.; 5/11/16—6/8/16; Indiana State University; Responses to chemical fraction of femoral gland secretions in male striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus); Email: jpruett1@sycamores.indstate.edu

Sherbrooke, Wade; 5/15/16—6/5/16; SWRS/AMNH; Anti-predator defenses of horned lizards; Email: wcs@amnh.org

Steffenson, Matt; 5/21/16—5/27/16; Adams State University; Morphological characters and their influence on aquatic locomotion in two species of wolf spiders; Email: mmsteffenson@adams.edu

Watrous, Kristal; 5/6/16—5/10/16; University of California, Riverside; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: kristal.watrous@ucr.edu

Weiss, Stacey; 5/19/16—6/12/16; University of Puget Sound; Male response to female-specific ornamentation in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus); Email: sweiss@pugetsound.edu

Wethington, Susan; 4/10/16—9/25/16; Hummingbird Monitoring Network; Detecting Trends in Hummingbird Populations with HMN’s Coordinated Monitoring Program; swething@dakotacom.net

Woodard, Hollis; 5/6/16—5/10/16; University of California, Riverside; Bee Biodiversity Initiative; Email: hollis.woodard@ucr.edu