Fordham’s Ecologists on the West Coast
Fordham University Ecologists attended the 97th Annual Ecological Society of America Conference in Portland, OR in full force this year. Ten delegates, including 8 graduate students, Dr. Jim Lewis (Biology Chair) and Dr. Stephen Freedman (Provost) were in attendance, and together contributed a total of three talks, and five posters (see below) to what proved to be the most highly attended meeting in years, with over 4200 people.
Jason Aloisio: Growing media affects edible plant production and leachate on a simulated rooftop farm
Jim Lewis: Rising CO2 shifts the balance between carbon and nutrient limitation of growth
Michael Sekor: Selection and adaptation to novel environmental conditions in introduced genotypes of the annual plant Brassica rapa
Beth Ansaldi: Gene flow and pollen limitation on experimental green roofs
Andrea Caruso: Physiological and morphological responses of the invasive grass, Microstegium vimineum, to varying resource availabilities
Alison Cucco:Microbial extracellular enzyme function and nutrient cycling along the New York City urban-to-rural gradient
Seth Ganzhorn: Genetic diversity of Manilkara maxima: An ecologically and economically important tree species from a biodiversity hotspot
Tim Kerin:Evidence of mycorrhizal host generality for hemlock woolly adelgid-infested Tsuga canadensis trees growing in a Quercus-dominated landscape
Graduate students Kaitlyn Parkins and Steph Tougas were also in attendance working as student volunteers.
Mt. Hood – A volcano located in the Oregon Cascades, taken while hiking Tom, Dick and Harry.