COS 85
Genetics And Molecular Techniques

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
324, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Ecological forensics: Using eDNA to detect diverse taxonomic groups in aquatic ecosystems
Scott P. Egan, Rice University; Crysta A. Gantz, University of Notre Dame; Mark A. Renshaw, University of Notre Dame; Daniel M. Erickson, University of Notre Dame; David M. Lodge, University of Notre Dame
1:50 PM
 A phylogeny for Driloleirus americanus, the Giant Palouse earthworm, of the Pacific Northwest
Chris Baugher, University of Idaho; Jack Sullivan, University of Idaho; Jennifer Adams, University of Idaho; Lisette Waits, University of Idaho; Martina Ederer, University of Idaho; Jodi Johnson-Maynard, University of Idaho
2:10 PM
 Soil fungal community change associated with ecosystem development
Rosana P. Pineda, Virginia Tech; Richard R. Rodrigues, Virginia Tech.; Mark, A. Williams, Virginia Tech
2:30 PM
 Morphological plasticity and gene expression differences in Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes when grown at ambient and extreme temperatures
Kattia Palacio-López, The University of Vermont; Jill C Preston, The University of Vermont; Jane Molofsky, The University of Vermont
2:50 PM
 Molecular identification of the wood thrush diet and validation of a protocol for studies of avian diets
Dana N. McCoskey, George Mason University; Masoumeh Sikaroodi, George Mason University; Rebecca Forkner, George Mason University; Patrick M. Gillevet, George Mason University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The potential of migration to replenish a genetically depauperate population: A case study of lake sturgeon on the Grasse River
Amy Welsh, West Virginia University; Darren Wood, West Virginia University; Doug Carlson, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
3:40 PM
 Protecting life history diversity: Using genomics to aid conservation of imperiled salmon
Mariah H. Meek, University of California-Davis; Melinda R. Baerwald, University of California-Davis; Molly R. Stephens, University of California-Merced; Alisha Goodbla, University of California-Davis; Michael Miller, University of California-Davis; Kat M. Tomalty, University of California-Davis; Bernie May, University of California, Davis
4:00 PM
 Pollinator foraging across dynamic resource landscapes
Shalene Jha, University of Texas at Austin
4:20 PM Cancelled
 Low genetic structure in a bat-pollinated, extinct megafauna-dispersed, tropical tree species (Crescentia alata) from Western Mexico
Pamela G. Thompson, Portland State University; Keith D. Gaddis, NASA; Victoria L. Sork, University of California, Los Angeles
4:40 PM
 Anthropogenic impacts on water quality indirectly alter the diet of Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) nestlings via disruption of aquatic-terrestrial trophic subsidies
Brian K. Trevelline, Duquesne University; Steve Latta, The National Aviary; Brady A. Porter, Duquesne University; Timothy J. Nuttle, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
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