Poster Session

The selection committee for the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Symposium is pleased to present a poster session on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Posters will be available for viewing in The Zone at 8:30 a.m. and taken down at the end of the day. Presenters will be available for questions from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and we encourage symposium participants to talk to these researchers — most of whom are University of Alabama students — about their work.

For further information, email wilsonposter@ua.edu.

Posters Presented

Title Presenter and Author/s
“Biogeographical Patterns of Bacterial Communities Associated with Lionfish in Their Native and Invaded Ranges” Julia Stevens and Julie B. Olsen, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“The Phylogenetic Placement of Lampadaria (Gesneriaceae): An Enigmatic Plant Genus from the New World Tropics” Jon Grammer, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Floral Traits in the Neotropical Genus Drymonia (Gesneriaceae)“ Laura Clavijo and John L. Clark, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Bird and Invertebrate Responses to an Arctic River Fertilization” Michael Kendrick, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Co-authored by Lacey Harris-Coble, Natalie Boelman, Laura Gough, Alex Huryn and John Wingfield

“Fishscape: Changing Seasonality of Arctic Hydrology Disrupts Key Biotic Linkages in Aquatic Ecosystems” Michael Kendrick, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Co-authored by Linda Deegan, Bruce Peterson, Cameron MacKenzie, Alex Huryn, Eve Kendrick, Mark Urban, Heidi Golden and Jeff Adams

“Long-Term Data Trends of an Arctic Rver” Michael Kendrick, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Co-authored by Elissa Schuett, William “Breck” Bowden and Alex Huryn

“Character Evolution and Biogeography in the Neotropical Paradrymonia Alliance in the African Violet Family (Gesneriaceae)” Marcela Mora and John L. Clark, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Plant Species Richness and Community Composition in Restored Tidal Marshes: Effects of Initial Vegetative Cover and Sea-Level Rise” Sara E. Martin, Adam J. Constantin, and J. A. Cherry, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Elucidating Relationships among Bombus Bifarius Subspecies across a Geographic and Phenotypic Transect in the Western United States” Jason Jackson and Jeffrey Lozier, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Effects of Experimental Whole-Stream Warming on Benthic Invertebrate Biodiversity” Daniel Nelson, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Co-authored by D. Nelson, J.P. Benstead, W.F. Cross, A.D. Huryn, J.M. Hood, P.W. Johnson, J.R. Junker, G.M. Gislason. and J.S. Olafsson

“Comparative Transcriptomics and Physiology of Two Species of Freshwater Mussel in the Villosa Genus to Acute and Long-Term Simulations of Global Warming in a Natural Pond Mesocosm Setting” Samantha Perkins and Matthew J. Jenny, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama

Co-authored by Paul Johnson, Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

“Interspecific Assessment of Sexual Signals: Can Heterospecific Eavesdroppers Choose the Best Hosts for Their Offspring?” Adam Fuller, Riley Burrows and Ryan L. Earley, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Tree Biodiversity within Urban Forests of the Southeastern United States” Amy Blood and Christina Staudhammer, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“The Bumble Bee Bombus Bifarius” Jason Jackson, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“A Reliable Signal of Predation Risk in Mangrove Rivulus Epithelium” Kristy Marson, Molly Cook and Ryan L. Earley, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Breeding Convict Cichlids (Amatitlania Siquia) Display Differential Aggression Based on Conspecific Intruder Coloration” Caleb Anderson, R. Jones, M. Moscicki, E. Clotfelter and R. L. Earley, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“The Status and Populations Genetics of an Imperiled Alabamian Turtle” Peter Scott and Leslie Rissler, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Biodiversity of ULVA (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from the Gulf of Mexico and Chile Based on Molecular Data” Trey Melton, Erasmo Macaya, Michael J. Wynne and Juan M. Lopez-Bautista, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Denisovans: From a Pinky to a People” Trever Chidester, Department of Anthropology, The University of Alabama
“Exploring the Phenotypic Plasticity of Intestinal Responses for Snakes” Evan Menzel and Stephen Secor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Laurencia Natalensis Kylin (Ceramiales): A New Record for the Atlantic Ocean” Gabriela Garcia-Soto and Juan Lopez-Bautista, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“The Significance of Integrating Genetic Patterns of Diversity with Geographic Patterns of Suitability” Sarah Duncan, Erica J. Crespi and Leslie J. Rissler, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Hydro-geomorphological Influences on Plant Patch Density and Distribution in Bedrock-Shoal Habitats of the Cahaba River, AL” Ryan Vaughn, Department of Geography, The University of Alabama
No title offered Nicholas M. Caruso, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Diversity of Early-Diverging Fungal Lineages in Temporary Ponds” William J. Davis, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“The Regulation and Origin of Sexually Dimorphic Segment Number in Drosophila Abdomen” Shun Yan, Wei Wang and John H. Yoder, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Ecosystem Persistence in the Face of Climate Change: A Case Study from the Freshwater Marshes of the Florida Everglades” Sparkle Malone, Cynthia Keough, Christina L. Staudhammer, Michael G. Ryan, William J. Parton and Gregory Starr, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
“Population Structure of Arctic Grayling on Alaska’s North Slope” Eve O. Kendrick, Northside High School

Co-authored by Heidi Golden and Mark C. Urban, University of Connecticut and Linda A. Deegan, Marine Biological Laboratory