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From tapeworms to salamanders and snapping turtles to songbirds, the Biology department offers one of the largest  sessions in the 2012 Scholarly Forum with 11 oral presentations.  If you are curious to learn more about our graduate student research, or thinking about a graduate degree in Biology, this session is a must.

The Biology session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th beginning at 8:30am in the Lecture Bowl on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

Topics include:

Description and Phylogenetic Relationships of New Tapeworm Rodentolepis gnoseki n. sp. From a Shrew in Malawi, Stephen E. Greiman and Vasyl V. Tkach (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Vasyl V. Tkach) Department of Biology

A Comparative Analysis of Acute Cadmium Toxicity in the Salamanders Ambystoma mexicanum and Ambystoma mavortium, Kenneth Cabarle (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Robert Newman) Department of Biology

Rural Red River Valley Mosquito Ecology and Xenomonitoring, Joseph Mehus (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Jefferson Vaughan) Department of Biology

Wolffian Duct Stabilization in the Common Snapping Turtle, a Reptile With Temperature Dependent Sex Determination, Anthony L. Schroeder and Turk Rhen (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Turk Rhen) Department of Biology

Avian Haematozoa of Some Birds From Malawi, Jacob T. Mertes1, Holly L. Lutz2, Jason D. Weckstein2, Vasyl V. Tkach1 (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Vasyl V. Tkach) Department of Biology, Department of Biology1,Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL2

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Regulation of Early Forebrain Neuralepithelium Development, J.T. Cain, M.A. Berosik, S. Frisch, P.W. Odens, S. Urquhart, S. Dvorak, and D.C. Darland (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Diane C. Darland) Department of Biology

Identifying Landscape-Level Patterns in Grassland Songbird Communities, Jessica Shahan1, Brett Goodwin1, and Brad Rundquist2  (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Brett Goodwin) Department of Biology1, Geography Department2

Development of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland in the Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentine, K.L. Gruchalla and T.E. Rhen (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Turk Rhen), Department of Biology

Identification of an E3 RING-H2 Ubiquitin Ligase from Poplar Trees that Negatively Impacts the Feeding and Development of the Defoliating Pest, Orgyia leucostigma, Justin Burum, Brett Gross, Aubree Wilke, Alicia Grant, Jessica Greer, and Steven G. Ralph (Faculty Sponsor:  Dr Steven G. Ralph) Department of Biology

Haemosporidian Parasites in Grassland Passerines of Northwest Minnesota, Danielle Kvasager, (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Jefferson Vaughan) Department of Biology

Grassland Songbird Responses to Vegetative Structure and Composition Within the Devils Lake and Arrowwood Wetland Management Districts, Dustin J. VanThuyne, Brett J. Goodwin, and Kathryn A. Yurkonis, (Faculty Sponsor, Dr Brett Goodwin) Department of Biology

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February 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

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