Presentations

Evolution 2017 in Portland, Oregon #Evol2017

SyngBio2017 in Tampa, FL #SyngBio2017

NIMBioS seminar on Sept 22, 2016 #nimbios

Evolution 2016 in Austin, TX #Evol2016

A full list of my presentations can be found on my CV.

Invited Research Talks

2017  

The role of selection in the evolution of pipefish: insights from population genomics, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Seminar Series, Horn Point, MD

Challenges and advantages of the use of RAD-seq in the study of evolution, University of Texas-El Paso Bioinformatics Colloquium, El Paso, TX

The role of selection in the evolution of pipefish: insights from population genomics, College of Charleston Biology Department Seminar Series, Charleston, SC

2016

Identifying signatures of selection on the genome: case studies using pipefish, NIMBioS Seminar Series, Knoxville, TN

Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in a sex-role-reversed pipefish, Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series, College Station, TX

2014                

Sexual selection and the genome, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics Seminar, Trondheim, Norway

2013                

Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Evolution Symposium, College Station, TX

Contributed Research Talks

2017                

Genome-wide selection components analysis in a fish with male pregnancy, Evolution 2017, Portland, OR

Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in Gulf pipefish, SyngBio2017, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Mate quality and timing of reproduction affects sexual selection in a sex-role-reversed pipefish, Women in STEM Symposium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2016                

Population genomics reveals multiple drivers of population differentiation in a sex-role-reversed pipefish, Evolution, Austin, TX

2015                

Darwin’s model explains sexual selection on females in a polygynandrous pipefish, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, TX

Darwin-Fisher hypothesis explains sexual selection pressures in a polygynandrous, sex-role-reversed pipefish, Evolution, Guaruja, Brazil

2014                

Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), International Society for Behavioral Ecology, New York City, NY

Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), Texas A&M Student Research Week, College Station, TX

Sexual selection on female ornaments in the sex-role-reversed Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), Texas A&M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ecological Integration Symposium, College Station, TX

Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Austin, TX

2013                

Identifying the genomic signature of selection using a simulation model, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, TX

Correlating female secondary sex traits and mating success in a sex-role reversed Gulf Pipefish, Syngnathid Biology International Symposium, Faro, Portugal

2011                

Do male physiological condition and territory quality affect female mate choice in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?, Colby College Biology Honors Thesis Symposium, Waterville, Maine

Poster Presentations of Research

2016                

Limitations of the heterozygosity-FST approach for detecting adaptation in population genomics studies, NIMBioS Next-generation genetic monitoring poster presentations, NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN

2012                

Correlations between mating success and female sexually selected traits, Texas A&M Biology Department Student/Post-doc Research Conference, College Station, Texas

Correlations between mating success and female sexually selected traits, First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2011                

Do male physiological condition and territory quality affect female choice in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?, Animal Behavior Society, Bloomington, Indiana

Female choice and male physiological condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, Colby College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Waterville, Maine

Female choice and male physiological condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Outreach Presentations

2017                

Discussion: How to design a successful research project, Skype conversation with Angie Sauer’s high school AP Capstone class at Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia

2015                

Discussion: Q&A about Rose et al. (2015) paper, Skype conversation with Catherine Bevier’s undergraduate animal behavior class at Colby College, ME.

Discussion: A career as a research scientist, Skype conversation with Angie Sauer’s high school biology class at Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia

Presentation: Pipefish World: Engaging citizens in biology through photographs, Science Café, Bryan, TX

Presentation and Demonstration: How to help seahorses and sea turtles avoid living in trash (with Kathryn Wedemeyer-Strombel), Primrose Griffin Park School, Frisco, TX

2014                

Presentation: Pipefish World: Engaging citizens in biology through photographs, Brazos Valley Aquarium Society, TX

2011                

Presentation and Demonstration: Marine biology and seahorses (with Emily Rose), Alton Elementary School, Brenham, TX

2010                

Presentation: Impacts of shoreline development on the littoral zone of Great Pond (with other students in Colby College BI493: Problems in Environmental Science), Belgrade Lakes Association, Belgrade, ME

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