Jeremy Hemberger, Savannah Bartel, and Anna Cates (Jackson lab) presented their research at WI Ecology‘s 19th Annual Spring Symposium. This symposium was organized by the graduate students of WI Ecology and consisted of graduate student speakers and poster presentations. The keynote speaker was Dr. Catherine Graham, Professor of Spatial Ecology and Ornithology Research at Stony Brook University. Dr. Graham investigates the effect of spatial arrangement of habitats on ecological and evolutionary patterns, focusing on hummingbirds. This information can be used to inform conservation and management policy.
Jeremy won first place for his oral presentation titled: Landscape mediates bumblebee foraging response to mass-flowering crops.
Anna was runner up for her oral presentation titled: With or without ants: decomposition processes in grasslands.
Savannah (who was the only undergraduate presenter) was runner up for her poster presentation titled: Harvesting affects ant communities in grassland prairies.
Congratulations Jeremy, Anna, and Savannah!