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Natural Sciences Student Research Symposium

The Annual Center for Ecology-sponsored Natural Sciences Student Research Symposium will take place on November 9, 2018

When:  Friday, November 9, 2018.  8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Where:  SIUC Morris Library-Guyon Auditorium

Keynote Speaker:  Andrew Davies (see below)
 
Deadline for Oral presentation registration is Friday, October 19, 2018.  Poster abstracts will be accepted until November 4, 2018

**NEW poster category:  Prospective research poster.  This category is not part of the best presentation competition, but is designed for students to receive feedback on new proposed research.

Contact: rwarne@siu.edu

Symposium Flyer

The link for registration is the following google form: 

https://goo.gl/forms/DljZBi2z2I1mg9hS2

Learn more about Andrew Davies, the Keynote Speaker at 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Davies8

Title: Animals in the Picture: Faunal Impacts on Ecosystem Processes Across Changing Landscapes

Abstract: Animals affect ecosystems in complex and profound ways, but understanding how observed effects scale up to influence ecosystem processes across landscapes has been historically limited and challenging to achieve. The advent and recent advances of remote sensing techniques, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral imagery, have enabled accurate measurement of multiple ecosystem attributes at high resolution, and, when coupled with geospatial data on environmental features and/or animal distributions, can enable new insights into animal-landscape interactions. Drawing on examples from animal groups ranging from termites to elephants, I will demonstrate the utility of these remote sensing tools to animal ecology, and highlight new insights into how animals influence ecosystem processes across changing landscapes that would have been difficult or impossible to extract from field-based studies alone. I will conclude with discussion of how such advances benefit ecosystem management and conservation planning.



Middle Mississippi River Wetland Field Station Open House

Come learn about SIU’s wetland field station near East Cape Girardeau!

When:  September 29, 2018

Where:  Field Station @ East Cape Girardeau

Participation and dinner are free!

4:30 PM – Wetlands nature walk

   (wear shoes/clothes that can get wet/muddy)

5:00 PM - Reception and drinks

   (everyone welcome)

6:00 PM – Fish fry dinner

**Directions on flyer - MMRWFS Open House Flyer

Please RSVP with # of adults/children to Trish at tsherk@siu.edu by September 19.