Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Current student and two alumni present research findings at the 2010 meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pt. 2
One current student and two alumni presented their research findings at the 2010 meeting of the Ecological Society of America, held August 1-6 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Brady Hardiman (AU’03, Biology, top photo) is now a Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Brady presented some results of his research into the factors controlling growth and yield of forest trees in the upper Midwest. He is trying to understand what happens as forests age and species composition changes.
Brad Pickens (AU’00, Environmental Science/Biology, bottom photo) is currently a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Brad presented some of his work on a habitat-mapping project for birds that depend on Louisiana and Texas coastal marshes. This work will contribute to pending management plans in agricultural areas of that region. Brad obtained an M.S. in Biological Science from Bowling Green State University in 2006. Brad has extensive experience with environmental/outdoor education and he has contributed to numerous research projects studying how species respond to management.