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Biology Students Attend 2010 Southeast Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Meeting

SEPEEG_2010_conference_2.jpgJohn Niedzwiecki (Biology) and a group of students from the biology department recently attended the 2010 Southeast Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) Meeting in Madison, Florida. The students attending the conference were Atinuke Osinusi, Caleb Binkley and Mark McFarland. Niedzwiecki gave an oral presentation titled “Introgression of Habitat-Specific Traits in an Ambystomatid Hybrid Zone.” Atinuke Osinusi’s poster presentation was titled “Indirect Effects of Predation Risk on Dragonfly Nymphs.” Caleb Binkley’s poster presentation was titled “The Persistence of Chemical Cues in an Aquatic Predator/Prey System.” Mark McFarland’s poster presentation was titled “Sublethal Effects of pH on the Activity of Physid Snails.” Many schools, mostly large research universities from the Southeast, were represented, including UGA, Emory, Clemson, Univ. of Tenn., Univ. of Florida, Florida State, East Carolina, SE Lousiana State and others.

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