Savannah and Erin attend the Midstates Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology to present their poster on "The role of soil microbes and plant diversity in pollination and soil carbon sequestration under climate change".
Congratulations to our students! We reached our lab's highest record ever for posters presented at Washington University's fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. On Saturday, Oct. 21, our 4 high school students ("TERFers", Tyson Environmental Research Fellowships) program and our 4 undergraduates (Tyson Undergraduate Fellows) presented posters about the work they did over the summer.
We are presenting posters at the 7th Annual St Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (SLEEC) Retreat at Saint Louis University.
Our group is enjoying the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland. We are presenting two talks:
Thanks to all Natural Enemies! We had another great summer at the Tyson Research Center. Our 2017 team included from left to right: Rachel Becknell, Hanusia Higgins, Nicole Wang (Parkway West High School), Aspen Workman, Savannah Fuqua, Holly & Logan Bernado, Owen Kathriner (Kirkwood High School), Elizabeth Sarah Stockmann (Houston Community College), Claudia & Mira Stein, Genesis Dancer (Fort Zumwalt North High School), Scott Mangan, Erin Carroll, Miguel Redondo (visiting grad student from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dep. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology). Missing: Anna Grimenstein.
Claudia is excited to present results from our work during the Tyson Summer Seminar series. Her talk is entitled, "Natural enemies: maintenance of species diversity & ecosystem function under global climate change".
Congratulations to successfully finishing your senior thesis and all the best for your future!!
And congratulations to submitting a grant proposal:
On Saturday, Oct. 29, high school students in the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowships (TERF) program who worked with the Mangan lab this summer presented posters at Washington University's fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium this year was held in Olin Library. Congratulations to our TERF students, Melissa Gastelum, Athena Oakes, Lara Tapy, and McKenzie Ruff.
Taylor Rohan, a technician in the lab, presented her poster at the 6th annual St Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (SLEEC) Retreat, titled "Do soil microbes mediate or amplify the effects of foliar enemies under differing precipitation regimes?" The retreat was held at Principia College in Elsah, IL, on September 17. Great job, Taylor!