Student Presentations

Student Research Presentations at Off-Campus Scientific Meetings

*Maze, L., M. Eichinger, and B. Solberg. April 2014. Metabolic recovery following submaximal exercise is not dependent on training status or gender. National Council for Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

*Behrens, E. and E. Baack. April 11, 2014. Testing for presence of tick-borne disease and coinfection. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (poster)

*Gudjonsdottir, A., M.*Rosene, R.*Schulz and E. Baack. April 11, 2014.   Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria in NE Iowa Streams.  Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (talk)

*Howell, K. and E. Baack. April 11, 2014. Diversity and effect of endopyhtic fungi on Iowa prairie grasses. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (talk)

*Ash, J., T. *May and D. Reding. April 11, 2014. Population genetics of gray fox in the Midwest, USA. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (poster)

*Powers, N. and K. Larsen. March 29, 2014. Ottoes, Baltimores, and Rattlers, Oh My! Iowa Day of Insects Conference, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

*Bauer, A. and K. Larsen. March 10, 2014. Impact of prescribed fire on plant and insect communities in a roadside prairie planting. North Central Branch annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA. (10 minute talk)

*Schuh, M. and K. Larsen. March 10, 2014. Effect of Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn) invasion on the diversity and abundance of ground-dwelling insects in Northeast Iowa forests. North Central Branch annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA. (10 minute talk)

*Bohr, L., J. *Wittman, C. *Dembsky, S. *Zook, T. *Nelson and J. Enos-Berlage.  March 3, 2014.  Investigating water quality in the Dry Run Creek watershed over seasons with varying precipitation. Iowa Water Conference. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. (poster)

*Bauer, A. and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Impact of prescribed fire on plant and insect communities in a roadside prairie planting. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster)

*Schuh, M. and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Effect of Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn) invasion on the diversity and abundance of ground-dwelling insects in Northeast Iowa forests. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster)

*Powers, N., S. Heyer, and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Hill prairie butterflies of Allamakee County, Iowa: a comparision of the late 1980s to 2013. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster)

*Howell, K. and E. Baack. November 2, 2013. Diversity and effect of endopyhtic fungi on Iowa prairie grasses.  Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (poster)

*Ash, J., T. *May and D. Reding. November 2, 2013. Population genetics of gray fox in the Midwest, USA. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (poster)

*Bauer, A. and K. Larsen. 2013. Possible factors influencing size variability in morphology of adult Cyclotrachelus sodalis (Coleoptera: Carabidae). North Central Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Rapid City, SD.

*Olson, C.  and K.J. Larsen. 2012. Comparing the effect of native and introduced grasses on the development of two grass skippers (Lepidoptera: Hesperiinae): the Least Skipper (Anycloxypha numitor) and Sachem Skipper (Atalopedes campestris). National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN.

*McDermond-Spies, Nikki and K.J. Larsen. 2012. Effect of management on butterfly and ground beetle diversity in simple and diverse prairie plantings in a reconstructed prairie. North Central Branch annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Lincoln, NE. 2nd place award winner in the poster presentation competition.

*Swanson, L., M. Thompson, E. Voelschow, L. Hieb, M. Cannon, A. Villard, J. Allen, A. Roos, L. McCarter and J. Enos-Berlage.  2012.  Calcium-regulated Gene Expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.  Abstracts of the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  Abstract awarded Competitive ASM Student Travel Grant based on quality and significance of research.

*Weckwerth, A., J. Wittman, S. Heyer, C. Weiss, J. Seibert, L. Seigley, C. Ingels, K. Larsen and J. Enos-Berlage.  2012.  Exploring the Dry Run Creek Watershed:  Molecules, Microbes, and Macroinvertebrates.  Iowa Water Conference, Ames, IA.  Presentation awarded 1st place in Poster Competition.

*Carlson, A.M. and S. H. Carlson2011. The Effect of Chronic Cytochrome P-450 Inhibition on Heart Rate and Mean Arterial Pressure of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. National Council for Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.

*Zinnecker, T., F. *Fairfield, and K.J. Larsen. 2011.  A preliminary comparison of organic and spray planting methods in a roadside prairie planting on plant, butterfly, and ground beetle communities. Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. (poster)

*Freund, K.  2011.  Isolation and characterization of endophytic fungi from prairie plants. National Council for Undergraduate Research.  Ithaca, NY. (talk)

*Stocks, K., M. *Molzahn, J. *Hagemeier, E. Baack, B. Lynch, and K. Larsen. 2011. Effect of fire and clearing on herbaceous vegetation in a woodland clearing.  Iowa Academy of Sciences meeting, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.  (poster)

*Carr, M. 2010. America rejects a fountain of youth?  Resveratrol and pathogen assessment in native grape.  National Council for Undergraduate Research. Missoula, MT. (talk)

*Delaney, J. and E. Baack.  2010.  Intraspecific chromosome number variation and prairie restoration - a case study in NE Iowa.  Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference.  Iowa State University, Ames, IA. (poster)

*Manges, K.  2010. Epidemiological analysis of medical outcomes related to the historic 2008 flood in Winneshiek County, Iowa. National Council for Undergraduate Research. Missoula, MT. (talk)

*Carlson, A.M. and S. H. Carlson2010.The Effect of Chronic Cytochrome P-450 Inhibition on Heart Rate and Mean Arterial Pressure of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. PEW Undergraduate Research Symposium In the Biological Sciences, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 

Larsen, K.J. and R.J. *Worthington. 2010.  Exciting undergraduates about entomology:  bugology at Luther College.  Iowa Day of Insects Conference, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.  (talk)

*Worthington, R.J. and K.J. Larsen. 2009. Scarab diversity in Northeast Iowa. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. 

*Kemp, J. 2009. Role of pea lectins in root tip structure and its effect on fungal root pathogen Nectria. Iowa College Foundation-McElroy Symposium, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. (In collaboration with Dr. Marth Hawes at University of Arizona-Tucson.)

*Marquardt, M, and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2008. The effects of calcium on Vibrio parahaemolyticus secreted proteins. 22nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

*Woodin, S.C. and K.J. Larsen, November 2008. Impact of the 2008 flood on carabid assemblages in a northeastern Iowa reconstructed prairie. Annual Meeting Entomological society of America, Reno, NV.

*Bohach, A., B. Solberg and M. Eichinger.  2007.  Salivary cortisol response to maximal exercise in collegiate endurance athletes is not affected by season duration.  Experimental Biology, Washington, DC

*Lambrecht, J. A. and J. L. Enos-Berlage.  2007.  Identification of Genes Involved in Calcium Regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.   American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Toronto, Canada.

*Marquardt, M. and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2007. Colonial Cell Organization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus under varying calcium conditions in wild type and mutant strains. Kenneth B. Raper Symposium on Microbial Research. Madison, WI.

*Brantner, A.J. & K.J. Larsen. October 2007. Comparison of aquatic macroinvertebrate populations in an established spring-fed stream to a spring-fed stream re-established to its original location. Science in the Driftless Symposium, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Driftless Trout Unlimited, Decorah, IA.

*Rouse, B. & K.J. Larsen. October 2007. Effects of spring and midsummer burns on ground beetlw abundance and diversity in a Northeastern Iowa prairie reconstruction. Prairie Invertebrates Conference, Decorah, IA.

*Hoegh, M., *D. McAdam and J. Eckblad 2007. Reporductive biology of fingernail clams of the Mississippi River. 39th Meeting of the Mississippi River Research consortium, La Crosse, WI.

*Broman, D. and K. Larsen. December 2006. Comparison of the aquatic macroinvertebrates of a newly restored trout stream with established streams in Northeastern Iowa. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis. IN.

*Hopp, K.J. and K.J. Larsen. December 2005. Daily patterns of aquatic insect activity at the surface of a northeastern Iowa trout stream. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

*Jensen, K. October 2005. Morphologic and isotopic analysis of charcoal in lake sediments. Pew Research Symposium.

*Jensen, K., B. Lynch, R. Calcote and S. Hotchkiss. August 2005. Morphology of charcoal from lake sediments: a clue to prehistoric fire regimes. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.

*Jensen, K. May 2005. Morphologic and isotopic analysis of charcoal in lake sediments. McElroy Conference.