Getty, Emily, Jeremiah, and former UG Kaitlyn were presenting talks and posters at the Bays & Bayous symposium in Mobile this week. It was a great way to showcase some of the awesome work in coastal dunes, deltas, and freshwater streams occurring within the group! It was our first time at this symposium, what a fun conference bringing together scientists, governmental agencies, non-profits, and stakeholders to talk about pressing issues in the northern gulf coast.
Getty was awarded the 2022-2023 Blanche E Dean Scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society for her work to understand the seed bank within the Mobile-Tensaw Delta following disturbance! Congrats Getty!
Undergraduate researcher Sarah Shelton was accepted into PA school here at the University of South Alabama! Sarah will be starting up in the program in May of 2023. Congrats Sarah!!!!
Getty & Emily were out this week conducting winter plant surveys and collecting soil cores from our Delta Disturbance experiment at Jacinto Port
Lab undergrads Taylor Clay & Joshlyn Rowland graduated this morning! It's been awesome having both of you in the group the last year! Good luck!!
Andrew Muehleisen lead a super cool paper that disentangles dispersal from extinction dynamics to understand what processes are driving richness loss in grasslands with nutrient addition. It was super fun to be involved in the formation of this paper and it is great to see it out!
J, Darrien, Cissy Ballen and Ryan Dunk were up in Indianapolis for the National Association of Biology Teachers to discuss our ideological awareness modules and host a workshop with iEMBER this week. We had a blast at the workshop and hanging in the snow!
Graduate Student Sophia Houston is up in Little Rock, AR this week presenting at the Mid-South Education Research Association (MSERA) annual meeting on work conducted with Dr Angela Google on cultural mismatch of first-gen college students with multiple stigmatized identities. She rocked it!!!
We have another Masters candidate in the lab as Darrien breezed through his prospectus defense this morning. Congrats Darrien!
J & Getty were out at Jacinto Port today collecting soils from our disturbance experiment. We are now 5 months post disturbance and are starting to see some plants filling back in!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama