Graduate Symposium Archive

9th annual: Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Chair:
  • Keynote Speaker: “What are the consequences of losing biological diversity?”
    • Dr. Erika Zavaleta, UC Santa Cruz
  • Presentations: 13 oral presentations, 5 posters
  • Program

8th annual: Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Chair: James Farlin, Jason Sadowski, Allison Simler
  • Keynote Speaker: “Beyond Assessing Biological Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Biological Expertise among Undergraduates”
    • Dr. Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University
  • Presentations: 9 oral presentations, 8 posters – View abstracts
  • Program

7th annual: Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • Chair: Katie Eskra, James Farlin, Grace Ha
  • Keynote Speaker: “Are salt marshes and salt marsh die-off consumer driven alternative states?”
    • Dr. Mark Bertness, Brown University
  • Presentations: 11 oral presentations, 3 posters – View abstracts
  • Program

6th annual: Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Chair: Sacha Heath and Jens Stevens
  • Keynote speaker: “Food webs in river networks: towards predictive mapping”
    • Dr. Mary Power, University of California, Berkeley
  • Presentations: 16 oral presentations, 6 posters – View abstracts
  • Program

5th annual: Saturday, February 18, 2012

  • Chair: Alison Marklein and Lauren Camp
  • Keynote speaker: “Past climate change from the tropics to the poles: what’s the scoop with natural variability versus modern anthropogenic warming”
    • Dr. Rob Dunbar, Stanford University
  • Presentations: 13 oral presentations, 2 posters – View abstracts
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4th annual: Saturday, February 19, 2011

  • Chair: Lydia Beaudrot
  • Keynote speaker: “Biodiversity research and conservation – turning the ship around”
    • Dr. Hal Mooney, Stanford University
  • Presentations: 17 oral presentations, 6 posters – View abstracts
  • Program

3rd annual: Saturday, February 20, 2010

  • Chair: Rich Cobb and Kristy Deiner
  • Keynote address: “Fish stocking impacts to Sierra Nevada ecosystems: promise and peril of policy-relevant science”
    • Roland Knapp
  • Presentations: 14 oral presentations, 6 posters – View abstracts
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2nd annual: Saturday, February 7, 2009

  • Chair: Kristen Dybala
  • Keynote address: “Wings over borders – migration of shorebirds around the Pacific Basin”
    • Dr. Nils Warnock
  • Presentations: 18 oral presentations, 5 posters – View abstracts
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1st annual: Saturday, May 17, 2008

  • Chair: Kristen Dybala
  • Keynote address: “Save an ant, save a planet: the race to discover Madagascar’s biodiversity”
    • Dr. Brian Fisher, Chair of the Department of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences
  • Presentations: 11 oral presentations, 3 posters – View abstracts
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