STEPHANIE M. SMITH Junior Biology major at Johns Hopkins University REU Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Angielczyk (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Do orbit dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents? Read more about Do skeletal dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents?
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Recent Blog Posts
ELIZABETH EVERMAN Junior Biology major at William Jewell College REU Mentor: Dr. Leo Smith (Curator, Zoology, Fishes) Symposium Presentation Title: The phylogeny of scorpionfishes and stonefishes (Teleostei: Scorpaenoidei) and its implications for the evolution of venom Read more about Tracing the Evolution of Venom in Scorpionfishes and Waspfishes
KATHERINE ANDERSON Junior Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. André Sartori (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Diversity of Venus clams: building an online resource for species identification Read more about Bivalves in Time and Space (BiTS): Clams as tools to understand macroevolution
HANNAH WIRTSHAFTER Junior Biological Sciences major at Carnegie Mellon University REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. Sid Staubach (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Flexing our Mussels: Comparative Bivalve Gill Morphology Read more about The Bivalve Tree of Life
GREGOR-FAUSTO SIEGMUND Sophomore Biological Sciences major at The University of Chicago REU Mentor: Dr. Peter Makovicky (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Measuring the quality of the avian fossil record to explain the ‘rock-clock’ divide of the avian evolutionary timescale. Read more about Calibrating phylogenies: are we using the right fossils?
WILLIAM MONTAG Sophomore Biological Sciences major at Bowdoin College REU Mentors: Dr. Corrie S. Moreau (Curator, Zoology, Insects), Dr. Stefanie Kautz (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Insects), and Benjamin E. Rubin (Graduate Student, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: The evolution of mutualism in plant-ants Read more about Strategies of acacia-ants: to grow or to reproduce?
WARREN CHATWIN Sophomore Genetics and Biotechnology major at Brigham Young University REU Mentor: Dr. Thorsten Lumbsch (Curator, Botany) Symposium Presentation Title: Resolving Species Limitations Among the Lichen Genus Melanohalea Read more about Resolving Species Delimitations in Lichens
STEPHANIE LORIA Junior Environmental Studies: Ecology and Biodiversity major at Sewanee: The University of the South REU Mentors: Dr. Petra Sierwald (Curator, Zoology, Insects) and Dr. Thomas Wesener (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: Island Gigantism or Dwarfism? Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Madagascar's Chirping Giant Pill-Millipede Read more about Island gigantism or dwarfism? Phylogeny and taxonomy of Madagascar's chirping Giant Pill-Millipedes, describing newly discovered, microendemic species
KEEGAN MELSTROM Freshman Geology major at University of Michigan REU Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Angielczyk (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Morphological Integration of the Turtle Shell Read more about Morphological integration of the turtle shell: the effects of plastral hinging
MAIREAD BAKER Sophomore Evolutionary and Developmental Biology major at Northwestern University REU Mentor: Dr. Margaret Thayer (Curator, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: An Island Giant: Describing a New Species of Rove Beetle from the Chatham Islands Read more about An island giant: describing a new species of rove beetle from the Chatham Islands