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
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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
SARA ZUFAN Junior Biology/Ecology and Evolution major at DePaul University REU Mentors: Dr. Corrie Moreau (Curator, Zoology, Insects) and Benjamin Rubin (Graduate Student, Zoology, Insects) Symposium Presentation Title: Evolutionary Histories of Bacterial Endosymbionts and their Ant Hosts Read more about The evolution of an ant-plant mutualism
JESSICA LYNN ALLEN Junior Biology major at Eastern Washington University REU Mentor: Dr. Thorsten Lumbsch (Curator, Botany) Symposium Presentation Title: Species delimitation in melanelioid lichens Read more about Understanding the evolution of secondary chemistry in lichens
KAMIL SLOWIKOWSKI Junior Bioinformatics major at Loyola University REU Mentor: Dr. Scott Lidgard (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Bryozoan Biodiversity on the Web Read more about Phylum Bryozoa: Developing a Global Taxonomy on the Web
VINCENT DRURY FITZPATRICK Sophomore Evolutionary and Developmental Biology major at Northwestern University REU Mentor: Dr. Lawrence R. Heaney (Curator, Zoology, Mammals) Symposium Presentation Title: Evolution and Patterns of Reproduction in Philippine Mammals Read more about Evolution and patterns of reproduction in Philippine mammals
Alan’s projects center around the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) of the Chicago area, particularly in the post-industrial landscape of the Calumet Region in northwest Indiana and southeastern Chicago. In cooperation with the National Park Service, U.S. EPA, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy, he studies the distribution, ecology and conservation of this herpetofauna. In spite of large scale habitat disruption and destruction, there are still sizable remnants left of the patchwork of habitats that make the region unique. Read more about Reptiles and Amphibians of Wolf Lake - Program - January 15, 2011
Private meteorite collector and Collections & Research Committee member Terry Boudreaux donated to the Field Museum two specimens of the iron meteorite Gebel Kamil that formed a 45-m-wide impact crater in the southwestern corner of Egypt (East Uweinat Desert) near the Sudanese and Lybian border. The crater was discovered through Google Earth in 2009 on a Cretaceous sandstone surface; the impact occurred less than 5000 years ago as reported in a recent article in Geology. Read more about "Google Earth" Meteorite Gebel Kamil donated to the Field Museum
Bryozoan zooidmodules interact with other units and are integrated both within themselves and in an inclusive whole. They originate from budding loci and differentiate as populations of cells. However, they are also inclusive of another level of modularity, in that organs differentiate as entities or parts of the zooids. Both levels of modularity can be individuated using key criteria of evolutionary developmental biology. Read more about Evolution and ecology in modular organisms