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Biology Department Travel Awards

Benjamin Lagasse, M.S. student advised by Mike Wunder, received a travel award from the Department of Integrative Biology to attend the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting (WHSG) in Paracas, Peru. While attending WHSG, he gave an oral presentation detailing a method for prioritizing landscape conservation using annual tracking data from a population of Dunlin tagged in 2010 and 2016. Generally, this presentation emphasized the need to implement local conservation actions that work collectively to safeguard all critical links within the chain of habitats that facilitate continental migrations.

Lamya’a Dawud, PhD Graduate Student advised by Dr. Sondra Bland, received travel awards from the Department of Integrative Biology and CLAS to attend the Society for Neuroscience 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Lamya’a presented a poster titled, “Fear conditioning with a social cue in differentially housed adolescent rats: effects on social and aggressive behaviors” at the meeting describing a novel model of social fear conditioning. Co-authors for this poster presentation were: Esteban Loetz, Elizabeth Hoeffken, Brian Lloyd, Rachel Beam, Kim Cowie, Tassawwar Khan, Dr. Benjamin Greenwood, and Dr. Sondra Bland.



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