Twenty-Four UVM Scientists to Deliver Papers in Montreal
Release Date: 07-14-2005
Twenty-four University of Vermont professors, researchers and students from across a wide range of academic disciplines will present papers at the 90th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to be held jointly with the International Congress of Ecology in Montreal Aug. 7-12.
The unprecedented number seems to be a combination of UVM’s reputation in the field of ecology and its proximity to this year’s conference located only 110 miles away. Topics range from making the case for proactive natural capital asset management in business to a comparison of the genetics of invasive versus native reed canary grass. More than 200 papers and posters will be presented during the symposia, workshops and sessions.
“There was not a concerted effort to coordinate faculty involvement,” said William Keeton, assistant professor of forest ecology and forestry in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, “but this is the premier conference for our field, so I and a few of my students submitted papers.”
“UVM’s outstanding participation from several colleges, schools and departments demonstrates the exciting energy that emanates from our faculty and students,” said Frances Carr, vice president of research and graduate studies at UVM.
In addition to Keeton, UVM participants are: assistant professor of computer science Margaret Eppstein, biology professor Nicholas Gotelli, associate professor of botany Jane Molofsky, research assistant professor of business Matthew Wilson and research technician Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne. Post doctoral associates are: Catherine Borer, Won IL Choi, Sebastian Lavergne, Brian Mitchell and Kristian Omland. Graduate students are Craig Brodersen, Erin Copeland, Stephanie DeLano, Jean-Marcel Dorioz, Catherine Farrell-Gray, Bryan Foster, Brett Huggett, C. Nichole Lawhorn, Katherine Manaras, Heather McKenny, Kristen Watrous, Sarah Wheeler and Laurel Williams.
ESA is a nonprofit organization formed in 1915 that has grown to 9,000 member scientists and publication of several journals.