What do PBIO grad students do on Spring Break? They host a regional conference! Uma Nagendra and Jeffery Cannon led a group of graduate students to host the Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference (SEEC) at UGA this past March. The conference brought 225 early career researchers from over 40 institutions to UGA for presentations and posters, as well as a plenary, career panel, field trip, and trivia. Attendees practiced effective science communication with new "rapid research talks" and a lunchtime workshop.
Our students and post-docs volunteer their time to help middle school students learn about plants.
Grad Student - Chelsea Cunard
Graduate student Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum.
Undergraduates - Donovan Lab
Donovan lab undergraduates Hiral, Chinyere, Kaleigh and Breanna presenting research at the Evolution 2014 Conference.
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. You can find out more in the Science Magazine here: http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Alumni - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course.