Student Research Presentations at Off-Campus Scientific Meetings
*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.
*Voelschow, E., M. Thompson, L. Swanson, L. Hieb, M. Cannon, A. Villard and J. Enos-Berlage. 2012. Investigating the Effects of Calcium and Iron on Gene Regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. 25th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ogden, UT.
*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, Alyse M. and S. H. Carlson. 2011. 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. *Carlson, Alyse M. and S. H. Carlson. 2010.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. *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. Larsen, K.J. and T.J. *Worthington. 2010. Exciting undergraduates about entomology: bugology at Luther College. Iowa Day of Insects Conference, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. *Worthington, R.J. ('10) and K.J. Larsen. 2009. Scarab diversity in Northeast Iowa. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. *Kemp, J. ('09) 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. *Blackmore, J., and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2008. Identification of genes involved in the retulation of a Type III secretion system in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Luther College Senior Honors Convocation, Luther College, Decorah, IA. *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 ('08) 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, Anthony 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, Brian & 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. *Tomscha, S. and E. Lynch 2007. Fire history of Elevenses Lake, Wisconsin. 2007 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA *Pontasch, H. and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2006. Examination of the effect of calcium on biofilm development and protein expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Abstracts of the National Council on Underggraduate Research General Meeting. *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, Katie. October 2005. Morphologic and isotopic analysis of charcoal in lake sediments. Pew Research Symposium. *Jensen, Katie, 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, Katie. May 2005. Morphologic and isotopic analysis of charcoal in lake sediments. McElroy Conference.