Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students & Field Collecting Trips
Interested PhD students should note that we are offering PhD assistantships in our new Integrated Bioscience PhD program, which include a generous stipend plus tuition remission for 5 years.
Current Graduate Students
- Alissa Calabrese - Ph.D. student studying the evolution of hermaphroditism in clam shrimp.
- Paul Grubach - PhD student studying the relationship between egg bank dynamics and breeding system in clam shrimp.
- Jessica Parant - MS student studying the effects of headwater stream restoration on stream community diversity and health.
- Vanessa Aparicio - MS student studying the effects of stream restoration on amphibian and fish communities.
Past Graduate Students
- Vivien Marcus (1996) - Thesis: Senescence in the ephemeral pond crustacean, Eulimnadia texana.
- Bruce Hart (1997) - Thesis: A study of pollution on life history traits of the bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) within the Cuyahoga River watershed.
- Glenn Bixler (1997) - Thesis: The effect of flow velocity on reproductively active western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). Currently employed at the Army Corps of Enginners as the Project Manager for the San Diego Sector Project Delivery Team (overseeing the environmental compliance for the construction of the border fence between Mexico and the United States).
- Bob Bennett (1998) - Thesis: Inbreeding depression in the androdioecious clam shrimp, Eulimnadia texana.
- Bobbi Crosser (1999) - Thesis: Estimates of inbreeding depression in two populations of the ephemeral pond crustacean, Eulimnadia texana.
- Julie Hutchison (1999) - Thesis: Fertilization rates in two populations of the androdioecious ephemeral pond crustacean, Eulimnadia texana.
- Derek Schroeder (2002) - Thesis: Relative survivorship of three sexual types of Eulimnadia texana based on a linkage block hypothesis and the male behavioral component.
- Rich Bernhardt (2002) - Thesis: Field measures of relative survivorship of males and hermaphrodites of the androdioecious clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana.
- Tom Sanderson (2006) – Thesis: Genetic components of male relative to hermaphrodite survival in the clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana.
- Chiara Benvenuto (2008) – Dissertation: Precopulatory mate guarding behavior in clam shrimp: A case of intersexual conflict.
- Sadie Reed – Ph.D. student studying the phylogeny of the Limnadiidae and metapopulation dynamics of E. texana.
- Lara Roketenetz - Ph.D. student studying plant/animal interactions between an invasive aquatic plant (Eurasian watermilfoil) and a native weevil predator.
- Tim Astrop - Ph.D. student studying clam shrimp fossils to examine mating system associations with ancient habitat types.
Honorary Graduate Students (i.e., undergrads who work as hard as grads!)
Bryan Brown (2009-2011)
Field Collecting Trips
Australia Trip - 2009
The campus at Edith Cowan University
Steve getting ready for the field trip in Clint McCullough's lab.
Clint McCullough with an echidna we caught on top of a granite outcrop!!
Clint taking water quality samples from one of the filled pools
For more pictures of the research conducted on this trip, click here.
Thailand Trip - 2006
Our trip was graciously funded by Dr. La-orsri Sanoamuang. Thanks!
La-orsri showing us her fairy shrimp rearing lab in Khon Kaen University
Steve collecting soil from a rice paddy with La-orsri's graduate students.
One of the numerous, beautiful temples on the drive from Khon Kaen to Chang Mai
A HUGE reclining buddha!
New Mexico/Arizona Field Collections 2003-2005
Undergraduate Amanda Crow in Arizona
Sadie Reed in Arizona
South-Eastern U.S. Collecting Trip - 2004
Tom & Ryan find our first sign of clam shrimp outside of New Orleans!
"I've got my net, I've got my stick; hey, I'm ready to collect me some clam shrimp!"
Steve, Tom and Ryan discover the world's only known PLASTIC clam shrimp!
Tom and Ryan collecting soil atop Stone Mountain in Georgia.
Venezuela Trip - 2002
Research lab in Dr. Guido Pereira's lab in Caracas, Venezuela
Collecting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela
Australia Collecting Trip, 2003
Magdalena collecting soil atop a granite outcrop outside of Perth, Australia
Brian Timms on the "world's most dangerous clam shrimp pools" - located meters away from a 100+ meter cliff (see right picture) in Kanagra Walls near Sydney, Australia
Filled rock pool (left) and mated pair of Limnadia badia (right)
Night sky over Wanara Rock
Checking out clam shrimp at the ILBS-5 in Western Australia
Undergraduates Mike and Jon measuring shrimp.
Undergraduate Matressa prepping shrimp for cellulose acetate electrophoresis.
Thai visitors Dr. La-orsri Sanoamuang (far right) and family with Sadie and Chiara.
Chiara painting the "new and improved" student office (in a lab coat, no less!)
Last Updated : 12/5/2011
E-mail address : SCWeeks@uakron.edu.