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Summer of Science

Four Weeks of Summer, Sun, and Science

Population and Community Ecology Posters 

Presenters will be available for live interaction Friday, June 12, 11:00-12:00 p.m. EDT

General comments can be left on the comment board next to the poster. 

Freshwater Mussel Shell Chemistry

Authors:

Gabriella Dickinson, Garrett W. Hopper, Carla L. Atkinson

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

Keywords:

Macroinvertebrates, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus

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Trophic basis of production of stream detritivores shifts with reduced forest inputs

Authors:

Sue L. Eggert1, J. Bruce Wallace2,3, Judy L. Meyer3, and Jackson R. Webster4 

Institution:

1 USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 2Dept. of Entomology, University of Georgia, 3Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 4Dept. of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Keywords:

Land-water linkages, Macroinvertebrates, Productivity, Food webs

Modulation of kinematics and integration of Trinidadian guppies capturing functionally similar prey

Authors:

 Zachary A. Capilitan 1; Emily A. Kane 2

Institution:

 1 Eckerd College; 2 Georgia Southern University

Keywords:

Vertebrates, Fish, Modulation

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Unionid diversity and abundance in the Mobile and Tenneesee River basins

Authors:

J. Bucholz, I.S. Gonzalez, G.W. Hopper, C.L. Atkinson, and J.D. Lozier

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, the University of Alabama

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Invertebrates

Can native pathogens influence invasion dynamics and mitigate the impacts of invasive crayfish?

Authors:

Cheyenne E. Stratton1, Jamie Bojko2, Donald C. Behringer1,3, and Lindsey S. Reisinger1

Institution:

1Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,

2School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, 3Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Keywords:

Management, Invasive species, Macroinvertebrates, Invertebrates

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Freshwater Acidification and Salinization Alter the Biomass Accrual Rate of a Common Stonefly

Authors:

Marlaina Marvin, Sally Entrekin, Kelly McIntyre,

Aryanna James, and Joseph Girgente 

Institution:

Entomology Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Macroinvertebrates, Multiple stressors, Salinization

Effects of flow fluctuation on the

secondary production of a caddisfly metapopulation

Authors:

Tsung-Tse Hsieh1, Ming-Chih Chiu2, Mei-Hwa Kuo1*

Institution:

1Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 2Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academic of Science, China

Keywords:

Flood, Macroinvertebrates, Extreme events, Environmental flows

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 Environmental Drivers of Intraspecific Trait Variation in Crayfish

Authors:

Rebecca A. Czaja, Lauren M. Pintor, and S. Mažeika P. Sullivan

Institution:

Shiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Keywords:

Macroinvertebrates, Conservation

Effects of land use on aquatic food webs in cloud forest streams, Mexico

Authors:

Alonso Ramírez, Gabriela Vázquez, Vinicio Sosa, Gonzalo Castillo, Federico Escobar, Klaus Mehltreter, José García-Franco, Ma. Luisa Martínez, Eduardo Pineda, Carolina Valdespino, Susana Alvarado, Adolfo Campos, José A. Gómez Anaya

Institution:

North Carolina State University

Keywords:

Food webs, Tropical, Land-water linkages, Macroinvertebrates

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Temporal patterns of macroinvertebrate abundance in a small constructed pond

suggest an impact of predation by sunfish

Authors:

Jessica E. Rettig, Claire K. Hoy, and Jarod V. Scheff

Institution:

Department of Biology, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Keywords:

Lentic, Macroinvertebrates, Fish, Conservation

Shells of native and invasive bivalves in the Hudson River have been getting heavier, but we don’t know why

Authors:

David L. Strayer, Stephen K. Hamilton, Heather M. Malcom, Lucas Pfeifer, and Sarah Timperio

Institution:

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Keywords:

Invasive species, Biogeochemisty, Invertebrates

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Ecological impacts of Nitellopsis obtusa in a large, shallow lake

Authors:

Tyler Harrow-Lyle and Andrea Kirkwood

Institution:

Ontario Tech University

Keywords:

Algae, Food webs, Invasive species, Harmful algal blooms

Effects of fish communities on freshwater amphipod stocking success in Minnesota, USA

Authors:

M. Bieganek1, J. Carleen2, A. Medina2, D. Larson3, E. Schilling1, M.J. Fitzpatrick2, Michael J. Anteau3

Institution:

1Augsburg University, 2Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 3USGS

Keywords:

Food webs, Wetland, Conservation, Invertebrates

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Longevity and Oviposition of Winter-Emerging Chironomidaeat Varying Temperatures

Authors:

Louis Lozinski, Cody Friedges, and Dr. Alyssa Anderson

Institution:

Southwest Minnesota State University

Keywords:

Invertebrates, Chironomidae, Climate Change

Morphological Trait Variation in Freshwater Mussels Across Spatial Scales

Authors:

Irene Sanchez, Jamie Bucholz, Garrett W. Hopper and Carla L. Atkinson

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

Keywords:

Conservation, Invertebrates, Biodiversity, Mussels

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The Trophic Role of Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus in Rocky Branch, a Restored, Urban Stream in Raleigh, NC

Authors:

Brittany Babbington

Institution:

North Carolina State University

Keywords:

Fish, Invasive species, Macroinvertebrates, Food webs

Assessing Biofilm Diatom Community Response to Nutrients

Authors:

Alyssa Skilton,  Jordyn Stoll, & David Costello

Institution:

Kent State University, Department of Biological Sciences

Keywords:

Algae, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Urban

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Macroinvertebrate community responses to hydrological variation in experimental wetlands

Authors:

 Sergio A. Sabat-Bonilla, J. Checo Colon-Gaud

Institution:

Georgia Southern University

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Drought, Extreme events, Flood, Coastal, Food webs, Invertebrates, Macroinvertebrates, Wetland, Lentic

Microalgal community response to hydrological variations in experimental wetlands of coastal Georgia

Authors:

Maggie Kuhn, J. ChecoColón-Gaud, Craig Aumack

Institution:

Georgia Southern University

Keywords:

Algae, Drought, Wetland, Flood

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Molecular, Morphological, and Chemical Variation of Two Closely Related Elodea Species in their Native and Invasive Ranges

Authors:

Michelle D. Marko* , Carol Pratt, Jessica Skindelien,Dakshya Karki, Brooke Froelich, Alyssa Dalen, Rebecca Dahl, Ruthie Sexton, Samuel Holden, and Katelyn Parsons

Institution:

 Biology Department, Concordia College

Keywords:

Management, Invasive species, Physiology

Can under-sampling underestimate macroinvertebrate taxa richness? A case study in salinized headwaters of Central Appalachia

Authors:

Aryanna James, Rachel Pence, Anthony Timpano, Stephen Schoenholtz, Carl Zipper, and Sally Entrekin

Institution:

 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Macroinvertebrates, Salinization, Headwaters

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Community dissimilarity of aquatic insects within arid rivers in the Southwest USA

Authors:

Angelika L. Kurthen1;Tiffany Schriever2; Richard Van Driesche1; David A. Lytle1

Institution:

1 Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University; 2Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

Keywords:

Macroinvertebrates, Biodiversity, Metacommunity, Extreme events

Variation in hyporheic invertebrate communities between upwelling and downwelling zones of a gravel-bed Ozark stream

Authors:

David Fleshman and Debra S. Finn

Institution:

Missouri State University, Department of Biology

Keywords:

Groundwater, Invertebrates, Macroinvertebrates

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Who lurks in the littoral? A preliminary investigation of potential macroinvertebrate predators of zooplankton in a kettle lake

Authors:

Patricia A. Saunders1,2 and Allison Skerkavich1

Institution:

1Dept. of Biology & 2Environmental Science Program, Ashland University, 

Keywords:

Food webs, Macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, Lentic

Effect of Leaf-Litter Quality on the Population- and Individual-Growth Rates of New Zealand Mud Snails (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)

Authors:

Emily Bovee1, Justine Lawson1, Jeremy Geist1,2, and Scott D. Tiegs1

Institution:

1Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University

2Trout Unlimited, Inc.

Keywords:

Invasive species, Invertebrates, Nitrogen, Macroinvertebrates

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