From Biology and Marine Biology
The 2011 Research Undergraduate Exchange program started June 1st and ended on August 7th. Ten students from all over the USA were mentored by UAS faculty and agency researchers and conducted research in the field and laboratory on subjects as diverse as algae reproduction, bear behavior, salmon populations, bat and otter diets, starry flounder, red king crab and glacier fed streams.
Sherry Tamone, Professor of Biology spent three weeks on the Bering Sea working with NOAA researchers during the bottom trawl survey. She collected samples that will support undergraduate research in her laboratory during the 2011 and 2012 academic year. Dr. Tamone gave a presentation at the 2011 Annual Crustacean Society Meeting held in Honolulu, HI (June 5-8, 2011). Her presentation concerned the importance of considering male snow crab reproductive physiology in the management of this commercial species.
Associate Professor of Biology David Tallmon spoke at the "Bering Sea Crab Science Symposium IV" Aug 24th, 2011 at the Leif Erickson Hotel, Seattle, WA. Dr. Tallmon was also invited to speak at the “Nature and Nurture: Local Adaptation, Life History Diversity, and Salmonid Conservation Symposium” at the 2011 American Fisheries Society Meeting Seattle, WA Sept 4-8, 2011. Dr. Tallmon will teach at an International Course on Genetic Data Analysis “Recent Approaches for Estimation of Population Size, Structure, Gene flow, Landscape Genetics & Selection Detection”, Sept 27-30, 2011 at Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana.