Yesterday, the graduating masters students in my department presented on their theses. I’m really proud of all of them and wish them luck in their future endeavors! We’ve had a kick butt 2 year run here, and we all deserve some fun now!
Here are the topics they studied:
- Use of microsatellites to classify individuals by relatedness in introduced populations of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) in Jamaica
- Present and past CO2 concentration patterns from an urban to rural gradient
- Molecular barcoding of endangered turtles
- Effects of climate change on bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the Northern Rockies
- An assessment of habitat connectivity for brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Central Italy
- Small mammal response to oak loss
- Assessing and mitigating the demographic impacts of bycatch mortatily of endangered loggerhead turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Learning and experiencing 6th grade science on a green roof
- Dietary partitioning between three sympatric species coyote (Canis latrans), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in New York
- Assessing fruit availability for blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) in Kakamega, Kenya
- The population dynamics of a threatened beach plant, Amaranthus pumilus
I enjoyed all of the presentations! It was nice to see the fruits of all the labor.
I recorded the audio of all the presentations if anyone is interested in hearing the talks. You can shoot me an email and I can see if I can get the file to you. Unfortunately, it might not make a whole lot of sense without seeing some of the slides.
Congratulations to everyone! You did a great job!