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Biology Grad Students Sweep Awards at 2009 Wildlife Society Meeting

Ten graduate students working with Dr. Jeff Larkin from the Department of Biology presented their research at the 2009 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society in State College on March 28.

Professionals in the field, as well as students from IUP, Shippensburg, Juniata College, York College, Missouri State University, Chatham University, Pennsylvania State University, and Pennsylvania State University–Altoona, gave talks. Dylan Schneider was named Best Student Paper and Lindsey Heffernan, and Hance Ellington each were named runners-up for Best Student Paper.

IUP Graduate Student Award Winners Wildlife Meeting 2009

From left: Lindsey Heffernan, Dylan Schneider, and Hance Ellington

The authors and titles of the IUP graduate student presentations were:

  • DeVivo, M. T., J. E. Duchamp, J. D. Kougher, L. M. Heffernan, J. L. Larkin, J. M. DeBerti, and M. J. Gritzer. 2009. Elk Calf Survival, Movements, and Neonatal Habitat Use in Northcentral Pennsylvania. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society. State College, PA. March 28.
  • Ellington, H. E., S. Gess, J. E. Duchamp, J. L. Larkin, M. J. Lovallo, and M. Dzialak. 2009. Resource Selection of a Re-colonizing Fisher Population in Pennsylvania. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society. State College, PA. March 28.
  • Evans, A. M., J. E. Duchamp, J. L. Larkin, and M. White. A Comparison of Nest Site Characteristics Between Successful and Unsuccessful Cerulean Warbler Nests.
  • Gess, S. W., H. E. Ellington, J. E. Duchamp, J. L. Larkin, and M. J. Lovallo. Characteristics of Fisher (Martes pennanti) Rest Sites in Southcentral Pennsylvania.
  • Grata, J., J. L. Larkin, and J. E. Duchamp. Assessing Golden-Winged Warbler Breeding Habitat in Northcentral Pennsylvania.
  • Heffernan, L. M., J. E. Duchamp, J. D. Kougher, M. T. DeVivo, J. L. Larkin, J. M. DeBerti, and M. J. Gritzer. Influence of Age, Sex, Season, and Landscape Composition on Diets of Elk in Northcentral Pennsylvania.
  • Hoffman, J. N., J. E. Duchamp, and J. L. Larkin. Response of Allegheny Woodrat Populations to Varying Levels of Human Disturbance on Chestnut Ridge, Pennsylvania.
  • Kougher, J. D., J. E. Duchamp, M. T. DeVivo, L. M. Heffernan, J. L. Larkin, J. M. DeBerti, and M. J. Gritzer. 2009. Multiple Scale Resource Selection by Elk in Northcentral Pennsylvania.
  • Schneider, D. R., J. E. Duchamp, J. L. Larkin, C. Barton, and J. Cox. Salamander Communities of Ephemeral Streams in a Mixed Mesophytic Forest of Eastern Kentucky.
  • Wester, J. C., J. L. Larkin, J. Humphreys, and S. Bi. Assessing Diet and Disease in a Re-colonizing Fisher Population in Pennsylvania.
  • Winner, J. Z., J. L. Larkin, and C. M. Butchkoski. Migratory Patterns and Behavior of the Eastern Red Bat Along the Allegheny Mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/31/2009 7:16:49 PM

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