We have two excellent seminars planned for this semester. Dr. Stuart Pimm will be joining us on Monday, March 31 at 3:30 pm in Monsanto Auditorium. Dr. Adena Rissman will be speaking to us on Friday, April 25 at 3:00 pm in ABNR 123. See the Seminar page for more information.
-There are two open leadership positions for 2013-2014. Both are a great way to get more involved and meet other scientists. If you might be interested,
please contact Katie O'Donnell ASAP.
Reading Group Coordinators: the commitment involves developing a reading list for the fall semester, and being present each week and facilitating the discussion. If you've attended before, you know that we're pretty informal, but having a coordinator is essential. This position is typically filled by a graduate student familiar with the program.
Seminar Series Coordinators: Seminars are scheduled for the spring semester. This position entails inviting 1-2 speakers, coordinating on financial and travel matters with staff, and scheduling speakers' itineraries while they are in town. This is a great way to build connections with other scientists!
-'Scientists Learn From Kids, Kids Become Scientists in New MU Effort.' Read article on the new "Show Me Nature program" linking elementary and graduate students here.
-ANNOUNCING ROUND 1 OF NSF MU GK-12 FELLOWSHIPS: STEM Fellows/GK-12 ShowMe Nature from elements to ecosystems.
DUE DATE FOR ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS IS MARCH 25, 2011
Because GK-12 fellowships are funded by an NSF grant, they are open only to US Citizens or Permanent Residents. PhD students who have advanced to candidacy are eligible for MU GK-12 fellowships. Students in the MU Interdisciplinary Plant Group and Conservation Biology Program will be given precedence.
For more information and application materials, click here or contact Candace Galen.
- The students in the Fall 2010 Conservation Biology reading group developed an informational brochure about the effects of climate change on humans. It is called “People and Climate Change: It’s Not Just Bad for Polar Bears!”. Feel free to use this as an educational resource. You can download it here.
- Congratulations to the 2010 Conservation Biology Fellowship recipients - Allison Cox (Fisheries & Wildlife), Cara Joos (Biological Sciences), and Billystrom Jivetti (Rural Sociology)
- If you know of new or recent publications by Conservation Biology graduate students, let us know and we will post them here!
- Some recent publications from Conservation Biology faculty and students:
Shulse, C.D., R.D. Semlitsch, K.M. Trauth, and A.D. Williams. 2010. Influence of design and landscape placement parameters on amphibian abundance in constructed wetlands. Wetlands 30:915-928.
Faaborg, J., R.T. Holmes, A.D. Anders, K.L. Bildstein, K.M. Dugger, S.A. Gauthreaux, Jr., P.Heglund, K.A. Hobson, A.E. Jahn, D.H. Johnson, S.C. Latta, D.J. Levey, P.P. Marra, C.L. Merkord, E. Nol, S.I. Rothstein, T.W. Sherry, T.S. Sillett, F.R. Thompson III, and N. Warnock. 2010. Managing Migratory Landbirds in the New World: Do we know enough? Ecological Applications 20:398-418.
Reed, S.E. and R. M. Muzika. 2010.
The Influence of Forest Stand and Site Characteristics on the Composition of Exotic Dominated Ambrosia Beetle Communities (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Environmental Entomology 39: 1482–1491
Nilon, C.H., P.S. Warren, and J. Wolf. 2009.
Baltimore Birdscape Study: Identifying habitat and land-cover variables for an urban bird-monitoring project. Urban Habitats 6
McFadden, KW, DG Vasco, AD Cuarón, D Valenzuela-Galván, RA Medellín and ME Gompper. 2010.
Vulnerable island carnivores: the endangered endemic dwarf procyonids from Cozumel Island. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:491-502.
Millspaugh, J. J., R. A. Gitzen, D. R. Larsen, M. A. Larson, and F. R. Thompson, III. 2009.
Considerations in modeling wildlife habitat suitability in large landscapes. Pages 1-32 in J. J. Millspaugh and F. R. Thompson, III, editors. Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes. Elsevier Science, San Diego, California, USA.
Palmer, C. T. & R. L. Wadley. 2010.
“Does Environmental Talk Equal Environmental Knowledge? An Example from Newfoundland.” In Case Studies in Human Ecology, second edition. Dan Bates, ed. Springer Academic: New York.