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Students Present Research at Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference

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Hiram College students presented their research at the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) March 23-24, 2013, at the University of Notre Dame.

MEEC is a regional conference hosted by a different university or college in the midwest each year, organized by graduate and undergraduate students. This conference is an opportunity for students to meet others in their field and gain perspective on current research conducted by their peers.

Hiram College students presented the following posters and talks:

  • Oral presentation: “Decomposition rate and macroinvertebrate colonization of artificial leaf packs in a forested headwater stream” by Nick Cusick ’13 (biochemistry); co-authored by Jennifer Clark, assistant professor of biology.
  •  Poster presentation: “A new citizen science initiative at Hiram College:  FrogWatch USA” by Gurneet Raina ’13 (biomedical humanities, political science minor); co-authored by Jennifer Clark, assistant professor of biology; James Metzinger, associate director of the James H. Barrow Field Station; and Cara Constance, associate professor of biology.
  • Poster presentation: “Effects of a low dose of caffeine on feeding rates and growth of crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)” by Preston Caldwell ’15 (biomedical humanities) and Maci Nelson ’15 (biomedical humanities); co-authored by Jennifer Clark, assistant professor of biology.
  • Oral presentation: “Modulation of anti-predator behavior by coat color in the eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinesis)” by Patricia Bohls ’15 (neuroscience, environmental studies minor); co-authored by Tom Koehnle, assistant professor of biology.
  • Poster presentation: “Effects of habitat type and leaf species on macroinvertebrate diversity in a forested headwater stream” by Zachary Nemec ’16 (biology, environmental studies minor), Kailey Cooper ’15 (environmental studies, biology minor) and Nick Cusick ’13 (biochemistry); co- authored by Jennifer Clark, assistant professor of biology.

Travel to this conference was funded by the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation, the James H. Barrow Field Station and the Center for Deciphering Life’s Languages.

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