Presentations

Scholarly Presentations

#Postdoc
Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) Annual Meeting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: January 2018 planned
Oral Presentation: “Functional Diversity and Redundancy of Freshwater Fish Communities in Ontario Lakes”

#PhD
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon, United States: August 2017
Oral Presentation given by Adviser Dr. Donald Jackson: “Evaluating Ecological Community Change and Resilience using Multivariate Gradient Analyses”

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States: June 2017
Chairing Special Session: “Understanding and Mitigating Change in Aquatic Ecosystem Services”
Oral Presentation [separate session]: “Quantifying Community-Level Resistance and Resilience to Disturbance: An Example from Ontario Zooplankton Communities Experiencing Acidification”

NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services 5th Annual Network Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: April 2017
3MT and Poster Presentation: “Evaluating Freshwater Ecosystem Condition by Quantifying Resilience”
5 Minute Pecha Kucha and Poster: “Demand for Non-provisioning Ecosystem Services as a Driver of Change in the Boreal Zone, Canada”

Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, Connecticut, United States: April 2017
Invited Talk [Patricia Szczys]: “Understanding our Role in Altering Freshwater Systems: From Genes to Communities”

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States: February 2017
Poster Presentation: “Using Gradient Simulations to Aid in Resilience Metric Development”

Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) Annual Meeting
Montréal, Quebec, Canada: January 2017
Oral Presentation: “Utilizing Gradient Simulations for Developing Measures of Community-Level Resilience to Disturbance”

Muskoka Summit on the Environment: Solutions for a Warming World
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada: May 2016
Poster Presentation: “Quantifying the Resilience of Ontario Freshwater Fish Communities to a Warming Environment”
For summary of poster: Click Here.

NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services 4th Annual Network Meeting
Guelph, Ontario, Canada: May 2016
Poster Presentation and 3-Minute Lightning Talk: “Evaluating Freshwater Ecosystem Condition by Quantifying Ecological Resilience”

NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services HQP Webinar Series
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: March 2016
Invited Talk: “Resilience: a Perspective for Ecosystem Management and Challenge for Quantitative Ecologists”

Laurentian University, Vale Living with Lakes Centre
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada: March 2016
Invited Talk [W. Bill Keller]: “Resilience: a Perspective for Ecosystem Management and Challenge for Quantitative Ecologists”

American Fisheries Society: Ontario Chapter Annual General Meeting
Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario, Canada: February 2016
Poster Presentation: “Quantifying the Resilience of Communities to Disturbance using a Multivariate Approach*”
*Won Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation Best Student Poster Award
Check out my thank you note in the AFS-OC Lateral Line Newsletter here.

Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: May 2015
Poster Presentation: “Quantifying Ecological Resilience using Community Data: A Simulation Approach*”
* = 3rd place Poster

NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services 3rd Annual Network Meeting
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada: May 2015
Poster Presentation and 3-Minute Lightning Talk: “Evaluating ecosystem condition by quantifying ecological resilience”

Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Joint Aquatic Science Meeting between the Society for Freshwater Science, Phycological Society of America, Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography, and the Society of Wetland Scientists
Portland, Oregon, United States: May 2014
Speaker Presentation: “Quantifying Ecological Resilience: A Simulation Study”

Muskoka Summit on the Environment: Environment vs. Economy
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada: May 2014
Poster Presentation: “Using Circular Statistics to Quantify Ecological Resilience: A Simulation Study*”
* = Best poster award

NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services 2nd Annual Network Meeting
Montréal, Quebec, Canada: May 2014
Poster Presentation and 3-Minute Lightning Talk: “Evaluating Ecosystem Health/condition by Quantifying Ecological Resilience”

#Master’s
American Fisheries Society 143rd Annual Meeting
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States: September 2013
Speaker Presentation: “Condition, Longevity, and Size Differences of Largemouth Bass Relative to Genetic Composition in Southern Arkansas Reservoirs having Introgressed Populations”

97th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States: April 2013
Speaker Presentation: “Microsatellite Analysis of Trophy Largemouth Bass from Arkansas Reservoirs”

67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States: October 2012
Speaker Presentation: “Shifting Genetic Composition of Largemouth Bass Populations in Dendritic Arms of Two Large Arkansas Reservoirs through Stocking of Florida Largemouth Bass”

#Undergraduate
Joint Meeting of the 11th North American Crane Workshop and the 34th Annual Meeting of The Waterbird Society
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States: March 2011
Speaker Presentation: “Genetic Variation and Population Structure of Black Terns in Europe”

Eastern Colleges Science Conference
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, United States: April 2009
Speaker Presentation: “Molecular Genetic Analysis of Black Terns using Microsatellite Markers”

ECSU Arts and Sciences Research Conference and Exhibition
Willimantic, Connecticut, United States: April 2009, April 2010, April 2011
2009: Poster presentation: Thesis proposal: “Molecular Genetic Analysis of Black Terns using Microsatellite Markers”
2010: Speaker presentation: Preliminary thesis results: “Genetic Variation and Population Structure of Black Terns in Europe and North America”
2011: Speaker presentation: Final Honors Thesis: “Genetic Variation and Population Structure of Black Terns in Europe”

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