Oral Presentation Schedule - 2014

All oral presentations take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Rooms are located on the second floor of the Lory Student Center. For detailed abstract information, view the Submitted Abstracts page. Presenters, please check the Guidelines for Presenters page for information on submitting a copy of your Power Point presentation.

Oral Presentations
Wednesday, February 19, 2014


8:00-9:15 am Session 1: Ecological and Quantitative Assessments Room 220-222
8:00-9:15 am Session 2: Fish and Wildlife HabitatRoom 224-226
   
9:30-10:45 am Session 3: Terrestrial Ecology and EcosystemsRoom 220-222
9:30-10:45 am Session 4: Evolutionary BiologyRoom 224-226
   
11:00-11:45 am Session 5: Soil and Microbial EcologyRoom 220-222
11:00-11:45 am Session 6: Global Climate Change and Conservation BiologyRoom 224-226
   
1:00-2:15 pm Session 7: Modeling Dynamic Systems Room 220-222
1:00-2:15 pm Session 8: Human DimensionsRoom 224-226

Session 1: Ecological Quantitative Assessments

8:00-9:15 am – Room 220-222

(A)

QUANTILE REGRESSION AS A METHOD FOR REVEALING LATENT HETEROGENEITY IN SAMPLE DATA: AN EXAMPLE WITH INVASIVE BROWN TREE SNAKES ON GUAM
Shane Siers, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

A NOVEL METHOD OF ISOLATING MULTI-LOCUS SEQUENCE DATA FOR CHARACTERIZING BARTONELLA DIVERSITY IN BATS
Clif McKee, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

GENE ABUNDANCE AND FUNCTION: IS THERE A CORRELATION?
Jenny Rocca, Colorado State University, Graduate

(D)

DATA FUSION APPROACH FOR SPATIAL MODELING OF TRANSECT SAMPLE BASED WOODY BIOMASS DATA IN A SAVANNA LANDSCAPE
David Gwenzi, Colorado State University, Graduate

(E)

DETECTION, ANALYSIS, AND REMEDIATION OF PRODUCED WATER SPILLS IN COLORADO
Amanda Shores, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 2: Fish and Wildlife Habitat

8:00-9:15 am – Room 224-226

(A)

HABITAT DISTURBANCE EFFECTS ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS RESPONSE IN RESIDENT KENYAN WHITE-BEARDED WILDEBEEST
Jared Stabach, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

REPRODUCTION AND RECRUITMENT DYNAMICS OF FLATHEAD CHUB (PLATYGOBIO GRACILIS) RELATIVE TO FLOW REGIMES IN FOUNTAIN CREEK, COLORADO
Matt Haworth, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

DOES MECHANICAL HABITAT MANIPULATION MIMIC NATURAL DISTURBANCE? EFFECTS OF HYDROAX AND FIRE ON SONGBIRD COMMUNITIES IN THE PICEANCE BASIN OIL FIELDS
Travis Gallo, Colorado State University, Graduate

(D)

IMPROVING HABITAT FOR MULE DEER IN THE PICEANCE BASIN: CONSEQUENCES FOR SONGBIRDS AND SMALL MAMMALS
Sara Bombaci, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 3: Terrestrial Ecology and Ecosystems

9:30-10:45 am – Room 220-222

(A)

THE EFFECT OF PRECIPITATION TIMING ON FLOWERING OF A C4 GRASS
John Dietrich, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

SENSITIVITY OF ABOVE AND BELOWGROUND GRASSLAND PRODUCTIVITY TO RAINFALL TIMING AND AMOUNT AFTER SEVERE DROUGHT
Elsie Denton, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

PIKES PEAK’S FRECKLES: REGULAR PATTERN FORMATION OF HIGH ALPINE TUNDRA VEGETATION ON PIKES PEAK, CO
Jo Jensen, Colorado College, Undergraduate

(D)

RUSSIAN OLIVE’S IMPACTS ARE MEDIATED BY ENVIRONMENTAL HETEROGENEITY
Graham Tuttle, Colorado State University, Graduate

(E)

DOES THE RELATIVE COMPOSITION OF SPECIALIST VERSUS GENERALIST ENEMIES DRIVE EVOLUTION? A RECIPROCAL COMMON GARDEN EXPERIMENT USING VERBASCUM THAPSUS
Stacy Endriss, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 4: Evolutionary Biology

9:30-10:45 am – Room 224-226

(A)

WAVED ALBATROSS BREEDING BEHAVIOR: A PECULIAR CASE
Tessa Behnke, Colorado State University, Undergraduate

(B)

PAVING THE WAY: WHY DO ROCK WRENS LINE THEIR NESTS WITH STONES?
Nat Warning, University of Northern Colorado, Graduate

(C)

ENERGETIC STATE CHANGES HOW BEES VALUE OF INFORMATION
Keziah Katz, Colorado State University, Graduate

(D)

PARSING PROPAGULE PRESSURE: THE ROLE OF MULTIPLE INTRODUCTIONS ON FOUNDING SUCCESS
Mike Koontz, Colorado State University, Graduate

(E)

THE ROLE OF SIZE-STRUCTURED FOOD WEBS IN THE CHANGING STRUCTURE OF THE SCOTIAN SHELF FISH COMMUNITY
Clint Leach, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 5: Soil and Microbial Ecology

11:00-11:45 am – Room 220-222

(A)

INVESTIGATING THE FATE OF NITROGEN FROM LEAF LITTER INTO SOIL, SOIL ORGANISMS, AND PLANTS AT A TALL GRASS PRAIRIE, BY THE USE OF 15N ENRICHMENT
A.J. Horton, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

WHAT IS THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITY HISTORY VERSUS HABITAT?: AN EVALUTATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS FLUX FROM RECIPROCALLY TRANSPLANTED GRASSLAND SOILS
Charlotte Alster, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

IS BIOCHAR BLACK GOLD?  THE USE OF BIOCHAR AMENDMENTS TO IMPROVE SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY IN COLORADO AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS AND BEYOND
Erika Foster, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 6: Global Climate Change and Conservation Biology

11:00-11:45 am – Room 224-226

(A)

EFFECTS OF GLACIER LOSS ON HIGH ELEVATION RIPARIAN WETLANDS IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
Cristina McKernan, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

INCONSISTENT RANGE SHIFTS WITHIN SPECIES REVEAL IDIOSYNCRATIC RESPONSES TO CLIMATE WARMING
Daniel Gibson-Reinemer, University of Wyoming, Graduate

(C)

ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: THERMAL AND HYDROLOGY TOLERANCES OF STREAM INSECTS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
Matt Pyne, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 7: Modeling Dynamic Systems

1:00-2:15 pm – Room 220-222

(A)

EXTENT DRIVES SEVERITY: A PATTERN-PROCESS CONNECTION AMONG SPRUCE BEETLE OUTBREAKS IN SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO
David Scott, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

MAPPING THE SEVERITY AND EXTENT OF LODGEPOLE PINE MORTALITY IN THE CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Aaron Sidder and Tony Vorster, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

DISTRIBUTION, INTENSITY, AND IMPACT OF MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE DISTURBANCE FOR THE YEARS LEADING UP TO THE HIGH PARK FIRE
Brandon Stone, Colorado State University, Graduate

(D)

MODELING FOREST MIGRATION PATTERNS FOLLOWING FIRE DISTURBANCE IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Jean Fleming, Colorado State University, Graduate

(E)

TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY OF ABOVEGROUND PRODUCTION IN SEMI-ARID-GRASSLANDS
Whitney Mowll, Colorado State University, Graduate


Session 8: Human Dimensions

1:00-2:15 pm – Room 224-226

(A)

A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE EFFECTS OF RECREATION ON WILDLIFE
Courtney Larson, Colorado State University, Graduate

(B)

THE EFFECTS OF HUMAN RECREATION ON WILDLIFE ACTIVITY PATTERNS, OCCUPANCY, AND DETECTION
Jesse Lewis, Colorado State University, Graduate

(C)

DO CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS FACILITATE SCIENCE LEARNING? A CASE STUDY IN SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Terra Smith, Colorado State University, Graduate

(D)

HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS WITH LIFE: FISH HELP COLORADO SEVENTH GRADERS UNDERSTAND EVOLUTION
Dale Broder, Colorado State University, Graduate

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