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Lissa M. Leege

Dept. of Biology
Georgia Southern University

Research Interests: Plant population and community ecology, ecology and management of rare plants and non-native plant invasions, fire ecology, sand dune ecology, plant defense against herbivores, and gall - plant interactions.



Teaching interests: I teach Environmental Biology, Biology of Plants, Principles of Biology II lecture and lab, and a graduate Sustainability Seminar. I also taught Study Abroad in Montepulciano, Italy in 2009 and recommend it to all students and faculty!



Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband, Frank and our two young boys, Micah and Emory. I love to travel and am an occasional musician: I sing and play the viola. I'm also a flower lover and gardener.

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Links:

My Principles of Biology web page

My Environmental Biology web page

Evolution and Ecology Lab web page

Current Research in my lab

My Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

Lissa M. Leege

Personal

Business Address:
Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga. 30460-8042
Business Phone:
(912) 478-0800
E-mail address:
leege@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Fax:
912-478-0845

Education

1997 Ph.D. Michigan State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
1990 Secondary Teacher's Certification. Westminster College of Salt Lake City
1988 B.A. St. Olaf College

Academic Positions

2008-present Director, Center for Sustainability, Georgia Southern University
2004-present Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University
1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University
1999-2002 Faculty, University of Michigan Biological Station
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Ohio State University
1992-1997 Teaching and Research Assistant, Michigan State University

Teaching Experience and Expertise

Courses taught at Georgia Southern University:
BIOL 1230 Environmental Biology
BIOL 2108 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 2108L Principles of Biology II Laboratory (co-coordinator in 2008)
BIOL 3099S Global Sustainability (Montepulciano, Italy)
BIOL 3099S Plants and Society (Montepulciano, Italy)
BIOL 3113 Evolution and Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 3132 Biology of Organisms
BIOL 3112 Biology of Organisms Laboratory
BIOL 5455 Biology of Plants
BIOL 5099 Interpretive Natural History
BIOL 7610 Induced Defense
BIOL 7610 Issues in Sustainability
BIOL 7890 Ecology of Invasions
BIOL 7890 Seed Ecology

Courses taught at University of Michigan Biological Station:
General Ecology

Courses taught at Ohio State University:
Experimental Field Ecology
General Ecology
People Plants and the Environment
Science and Society Seminar

Grants and Contracts

Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The effects of prescribed burning and population fragmentation on the population dynamics of teh federally endangered herb Trillium persistens. (April 2009-December 2010)

Teacher Quality Higher Education Program. Under eh mistletoe: an inquiry based, web-interfaced collaborative research project in ecology for Grades 6-12. Co PI with Carolyn Altman (March 2008 - June 2009)

Teacher Quality Higher Education Program. Adventures in Science, Teaching, Exploration and Resourceful Stewardship: ASTERS at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden. Co PI with Carolyn Altman (March 2008 - June 2009)

COUR Student Research Award (Faculty mentor for undergraduate student, Joseph Kelley).  Effects of fire on Baptisia arachnifera recruitment and response to fire. (June 2008 - June 2009)

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR). Baptisia arachnifera recruitment and response to fire. (June 2007 - December 2008)

Teacher Quality Higher Education Program. Adventures in Science, Teaching, Exploration and Resourceful Stewardship: ASTERS at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden. (March 2007 - June 2008)

COUR Student Research Award (Faculty mentor for undergraduate student, D. Joshua Parris). An Impact Assessment of Odocoileus virginianus herbivory and the presence of Lonicera japonica on populations of Sanguinaria canadensis (November 2005 - June 2006)

Faculty Student Research Grant (Faculty mentor for graduate student, Jacob Thompson). The impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory and invasive Lonicera japonica on the population dynamics of Trillium reliquum and its associated spring ephemeral community. (November 2005 - July 2006)

Faculty Development Grant for Professional Travel. PI. Awarded Fall 2005 for travel in January 2006.

US Fish and Wildlife Service. Hairy Rattleweed dynamics in managed and natural habitats. PI (October 2005 - December 2006).

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) Natural Heritage Program. Hairy rattleweed project P.I. May 2005 Dec. 2006.

NSF-PRISM Mini-Grant. Under the mistletoe: A inquiry based, web-interfaced, collaborative research project in ecology for grades 7-16. May 2005 - June 2006, extended through June 2008. Co P.I with Marti Schriver and Karen Chassereau.

NSF-PRISM Mini-Grant. Developing Georgia Southern Botanical Garden's Science Education Programs for Teachers and Schoolchildren. May 2005 - 2007. Co PI with Cherry Brewton and Deb Miller.

National Science Foundation. ROA Supplemental with Lynn Adler and Rebecca Irwin, to Current NSF grant: "Chemical defenses against floral enemies: costs and benefits of toxic nectar to nectar robbing, pollination, and plant fitness" Co PI. August 2005 - July 2006.

Georgia Southern University. Catalyst Grant. "Development of a consortium for the preservation of plant diversity in the Southeastern USA." Co P.I with Sue Brogdon, Lorne Wolfe and Michelle Zjhra. (May 2005-May 2006).

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) Natural Heritage Program. January 2005-2006. "The impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory and invasive Lonicera japonica on the population dynamics of Trillium reliquum." P.I. January 2005 January 2007.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, contract: "Monitoring effects of Austrian pine removal at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Phase II" PI. November 2004 - September 2005.

NSF-PRISM Mini-Grant. Curriculum Reform for the Introductory Biology Sequence in the Department of Biology, Co P.I with Michelle Zjhra and Michelle Cawthorn. August 2004 June 2005.

Faculty Development Grant for Professional Travel. I Awarded Spring 2004 for travel in August 2004.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, contract: "Monitoring effects of Austrian pine removal at Saugatuck Dunes State Park." PI. Awarded November 2003.

National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. Challenge Cost Share Grant. "Monitoring horse impacts on sensitive barrier island ecosystems at Cumberland Island National Seashore." P.I. Awarded June 2000.

Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (The Ohio State University). "Impacts of science on society: a national workshop and on-line resource for scientists and science educators." Co-P.I. with David Culver and Michael Jones. Awarded January 2000.

Georgia Southern University Faculty Research Grant. "The relative consequences of herbivory for plant fitness across the life cycle of the strandline annual, Cakile edentula. (Bigel.) Hook. P.I. Awarded November 1999.

Georgia Southern University Faculty Development and Welfare Committee: Development of Instruction Grant. Co-P.I. with Lorne Wolfe. "Development of a Permanent Teaching Greenhouse Phase II." Awarded October 1999.

Faculty Development and Welfare Committee: Development of Instruction Grant. Co-P.I. with Lorne Wolfe. "Development of a Permanent Teaching Greenhouse: Phase II." Awarded October 1999.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Parks and Recreation Division. 1997. contract to write the management plan for Pinus nigra, an invasive pine at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. P.I.

MDNR Parks and Recreation Division. 1996, and 1995: The ecological impact of exotic trees on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan: Implications for conservation and restoration. Co-P.I. with Dr. Peter Murphy.

MDNR Natural Heritage Program Nongame Wildlife Fund Small Grants Program. 1996, 1995, 1994: The ecological impact of exotic trees on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan: Implications for conservation and restoration. P.I.: Dr. Peter Murphy.

Memberships

Ecological Society of America
Botanical Society of America
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
Sigma Xi
Phi Beta Kappa
Blue Key National Honor Society

Publications

Peer reviewed
Leege, L.M, Jacob Thompson and Darren J. Parris. The response of a rare and a common trillium Trillium reliquum and Trillium maculatum) to  white tailed deer herbivory and invasive Japanese honeysuckle removal (in review, Castanea).

Leege, Lissa M. and Michelle J. Cawthorn. 2008. Environmental service learning reinforces classroom concepts and engenders environmental responsibility. Journal of College Science Teaching 37: 54-58.

Leege, Lissa M., Martha Schriver, and Karen Chassereau. 2008. Under the mistletoe: Guided inquiry through collaborative research in the secondary biology classroom. The Science Teacher 75: 48-52.

Heckel, Christopher and L.M. Leege. 2007. Life history and reproductive biology of the endangered Trillium reliquum. Plant Ecology 189 (1): 49-57.

Leege, Lissa M. 2006. The relationship between psyllid leaf galls and redbay (Persea borbonia) fitness traits in sun and shade. Plant Ecology 184(2): 203-212.

Leege, L.M. and L.M. Wolfe. (2002) Do floral herbivores respond to variation in flower characteristics in Gelsemium sempervirens (Loganiaceae), a distylous vine? American Journal of Botany 89:1270-1275.

Leege, L.M. (2001) Would you trust a bryophyte for directions? A field exercise for determining the distribution of moss on trees. American Biology Teacher 63(5):337-339.

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. (2001) Ecological effects of the non-native Pinus nigra on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Botany 79(4):429-437.

Leege, L.M. and P.G. Murphy. (2000) Growth of the non-native Pinus nigra in four habitats on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Forest Ecology and Management 126: 191-200.

Zook, M., Leege, L.M., Jacobson, D.J., Hammerschmidt, R. (1998). Camalexin accumulation in Arabis lyrata. Phytochemistry 49 (8): 2287-2289.

For the General Public
2005. Themes of the Times on the Environment: A collection of articles from the New York Times. Pearson, Benjamin Cummings. (contributed all pedagogical content in the form of questions on the articles)

Leege, Lissa M. December 9, 2004. Statesboro Herald Guest Editorial Column "So why should we recycle?" p. 8.

Leege, Lissa M. 2004. Recycling! It all comes back to you. The Cleanup Times 3:1 and 3. (A publication of Keep Bulloch Beautiful)

Leege, L.M. 2002. Ask the experts: How does the Venus flytrap digest flies? Scientific American 287:134.

Michaud-Lawrence, S., L. M. Leege, M. K. Heidemann, and D. O. Straney. 1995 - 2005. Biological Science 110 and 111 Laboratory Manual, 1st and 2nd Edition. Hayden-McNeil Publishing Inc. U.S.A. 335 pp.

Leege, Lissa M. 1995. Technology in the classroom: e-mail discussion groups. MSU T.A. 3(2):3.

"Unit descriptions" In: The Utah Wilderness Coalition. 1990. Wilderness at the edge. Salt Lake City. Foundation for the Utah Wilderness Coalition. 400pp. in 2nd printing.

Leege, LM 1989. Relict plants prevail. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Newsletter. 6(2):8-9.

Manuscripts in preparation
Thompson, Jacob and LM Leege. Effects of deer and an invasive vine on reproduction in the endangered understory herb, Trillium reliquum (Melanthiaceae).

Recent Abstracts

Jordan, Juliette, LM Leege, Norman Schmidt and Amanda Hollebone. 2009.  Aliens in a new land: how do Asian ambrosia beetles (Xyleborus glabratus) find their host? Georgia Journal of Science. 

Thompson, Jacob and Lissa M. Leege. 2006. The impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory and Lonicera japonica on the population dynamics of Trillium reliquum. Georgia Journal of Science 64(1).

Heckel, Christoper D. and Lissa M. Leege. 2004. Impacts of exotic invasive vines on a population of the endangered Trillium reliquum." Georgia Journal of Science 62(1):35-36.

Leege, L.M. and R. B. Hastings. 2002. Biological constraints to reproductive success in populations of coastal and inland redbay (Persea borbonia). Georgia Journal of Science 60(1).

Dolan, P and L.M. Leege. 2002. Feral horses in dune and saltmarsh habitats on Cumberland Island. Georgia Journal of Science 60(1).

Brown, K.R., B.T. Ginn, L.M. Leege. 2001. Effects of Herbivore Damage on Growth and Reproduction in Cakile edentula. Georgia Journal of Science 59(1):25.

Dolan, P. and L.M. Leege. 2001. Feral Horse Impacts on the Saltmarsh of Cumberland Island. Georgia Journal of Science 59(1):51.

Leege, L.M., M.H. Jones, and D. Culver. 2000. Impacts of science on society: a discussion for researchers and educators. Abstract for a 2 hour "discussion" at the national meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Snowbird UT, August 2000.

Leege, L.M. and C. Bridges. 2000. The Distribution of Galls on Redbay Leaves in Sand Dune and Maritime Forest Habitats: is Life Really Better at the Beach? Georgia Journal of Science 58 (1): 49.

Jones, M.H. and L.M. Leege. 1999. Science and Society: a cultural context for advances in science for upper division students. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80(3).

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. 1997. Growth and performance of the introduced Pinus nigra on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 78(3).

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. 1996. Reproductive success of non-native Pinus nigra in four successional stages on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77(3):258.

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. 1996. Reproductive success of the introduced Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Michigan Academician. 28(3):215.

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. 1995. The ecological impact of exotic trees on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan: implications for conservation and restoration. Michigan Academician. 27(3):

Leege, L. M. and P. G. Murphy. 1995. The ecological impact of exotic Austrian pines on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 76(2):153.

Seminars & Papers presented

Invited Talks
2009
Statesboro, GA. "Service Learning: Making it Count for You and Your Students." for course development workshop at the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Georgia Southern University.

Savannah, GA. Laurel Wilt Disease Conferences - Forest Healt Monitoring Working Group Meeting. "Host Chemistry and Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Attraction."

Atlanta, GA. College of Science and Technology Advisory Board. "Updates on the College Office of Sustainability."

Statesboro, GA. University Excellence in Service Lecture. "All for One and One for All: Integrating Service with Teaching and Scholarship for Maximum Imact."

Statesboro, GA. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board Meeting. "Introduction to the College Office of Sustainability."

2008
Statesboro, GA. College of Science and Technology Advisory Board. "Introducing the College Office of Sustainability."

Statesboro, GA. Service - Learning Brownbag Lunch. Center for Excellence in Teaching.

Statesboro, GA. Wildlife in Science Education workshop. "Sustainability for Teachers."

Statesboro, GA. Rotary Club of Statesboro. "Introducing the College Office of Sustainability."

Statesboro GA. Research Experience for Undergraduates. "Plant conservation ecology: threats to plant biodiversity." 

Statesboro, GA. Faculty Learning Community on Service Learning and Civic Engagement, "Forum on Service Learning." Center for Excellence in Teaching.

2007
Statesboro, GA. Research Experience for Undergraduates. "Plant conservation ecology: threats to plant biodiversity." 

2006
Savannah, GA. PRISM Institute. "Under the Mistletoe: guided inquiry in the biology classroom" with Karen Chassereau.

2005
November 2005 : Statesboro, GA. GSU. Dean's Advisory Board, College of Science and Technology, GSU. "The consortium for the conservation of plant diversity: a GSU Catalyst grant.

September 2005: Savannah, GA. PRISM Institute. Oral presentation: "Growing Partners in Science" with Brooke Brandenburg.

August 2005: Statesboro, GA. Invited panelist. Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs, "Not your father's grant writing workshop."

July 2004 Hope College, Holland, MI. "Beauty meets the beast: What happens when native plant communities open their doors to invaders?"

August 2002: Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University. "The influence of herbivory on Coastal Plain plants: there's no such thing as a free lunch."

March 2002: Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina, Aiken. "The energetic and fitness costs of psyllid leaf galls in redbay (Persea borbonia)."

March 2001: Sigma Xi Chapter, Georgia Southern University. Participant in award-winning program, "Science and the Media: Relaying Research to Reporters and the Public."

January 2001: Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University. "Spatial patterns in a plant - insect interaction: It's a galling story."

November 2000: Department of Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. "The Distribution of Galls on Redbay Leaves in Sand Dune and Maritime Forest Habitats: is Life Really Better at the Beach?"

December 1999: Sigma Xi Chapter, Georgia Southern University. "Non-native species invasions at the millenium: have aliens taken control?"

November 1999: Department of Botany, University of Florida. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

October 1999: Department of Biology, College of Charleston. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

May 1998: Ohio University, Athens, OH. Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

January 1998. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

January 1998. Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. Biology Department. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

July 1997: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Dissertation Defense Seminar. "The ecological impact of Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan: an introduced species becomes an invader."

April 1997: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. "The ecological impact of the invasive Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

March 1997: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. "The ecological impact of the invasive Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

March 1997: Loras College, Dubuque, IA. "The ecological impact of the invasive Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

April 1996: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. Botany and Plant Pathology Departmental Seminar. "What is the ecological impact of non-native Austrian pines on the native sand dune systems of Lake Michigan?"

March 1996: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Colloquium. "Biological invasions: a case study in the Lake Michigan sand dunes."

December 1994: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. EAS (Ecologically Active Students) meeting, MSU: "Biological invasions: a case study in the Lake Michigan sand dunes."

November 1994: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. EEB Colloquium. "The ecological impact of exotic Austrian pines on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan."

May 1994: Saugatuck, MI. Review of research for Friends of Saugatuck Dunes State Park meeting.

December 1993: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. Botany and Plant Pathology Departmental Seminar. "The ecological impact of exotic trees on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan: Implications for conservation and restoration."

November 1993: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. EEB Colloquium. "Biological invasion of Austrian pine in the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

Papers Presented
2009
"Response of an endngerend coastal plain legume (Baptisia arachnifera) to prescribed fire. Assocation of Southeastern Biologists, Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL. Winner of North Carolina Botanical Garden Award for best paper.

"Plant community response to Laurel Wilt Disease." Poster presentation with Kimberly Spiegel, Assocation of Southeastern Biologists, Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL. 

"Aliens in a new land: how do Asian ambrosia beetles (Xyleborus glabratus) find their host?" Poster presentation with Juliette Jordan, Norman Schmidt and Amanda Hollebone. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 

2008
"An introduction to service-learning: Highlighting S-L models on a college campus. "with Helen Graf, Michelle Cawthorn, Bob Frigo, Stephanie Shipes, Diana Hensely, Mondi Mason, Donna Fisher, Phyllis Dallas. Teaching Family Science Conference, Savannah, GA

"Service learning in large classes: a good time investment for students and faculty?" with Michelle Cawthorn. Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Nashville, TN.

Sand dune recovery following removal of an invasive life-form, Austrian pine (Pinus nigra): a partnership between management agency and universities." with Jason Kilgore. Teh Stewardship Network Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI.

2006
"The impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory and Lonicera japonica on the population dynamics of Trillium reliquum." Jacob S. Thompson* and L.M. Leege. at Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting at Georgia Perimeter College, Lawrence, GA. Best graduate student paper in Biological Sciences.

"Predicting the spread of an invasive pine: do models match reality?" Poster presentation at Ecology in an Era of Globalization. Ecological Society of America meeting, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. (Research highlighted at conference synthesis on final day.)

2005
"The concentration of essential oils of redbay (Persea borbonia) with respect to seasonal changes." Poster presentation with Sara Calvarese and Norman E. Schmidt at 37th Annual Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Conference, Mississippi State University.

2004
"The effects of invasive vine encroachment on the population dynamics of an endangered herb." Newsworthy and Late-breaking contributed paper with Christopher D. Heckel. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

"When should a plant defend or grow? Herbivory and glucosinolate concentrations through the life of a beach annual, Cakile edentula". Contributed paper with DH Kangeter, BT Ginn, and KR Brown. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.

Impacts of exotic invasive vines on a population of the endangered Trillium reliquum. Contributed paper with Christopher D. Heckel. Berry College, GA. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Best graduate student paper in Biological Sciences.

November 2003; Fort Lauderdale, FL. Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management and 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions. Poster presentation with Christopher D. Heckel. "Impacts of exotic invasive vines on a population of the endangered Trillium reliquum."

March 2002: Milledgeville, GA. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Poster with R. B. Hastings. Biological constraints to reproductive success in populations of coastal and inland redbay (Persea borbonia)

March 2002: Milledgeville, GA. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Poster with P. Dolan. Feral horses in dune and saltmarsh habitats on Cumberland Island.

March 2001: Brunswick, GA. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, with Brown, K.R., and B.T. Ginn. Effects of herbivore damage on growth and reproduction in Cakile edentula.

March 2001: Brunswick, GA. Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, with Dolan, P. Feral horse impacts on the saltmarsh of Cumberland Island.

August 2000: Snowbird UT. Ecological Society of America National Meeting, with M. H. Jones and D. Culver. Impacts of science on society: a discussion for researchers and educators.

March 2000: Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Valdosta, GA. With C.J. Bridges. "The Distribution of Galls on Redbay Leaves in Sand Dune and Maritime Forest Habitats: is Life Really Better at the Beach?"

August 1999: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. Poster with M.H. Jones. "Science and Society: a cultural context for advances in science for upper division students."

August 1996: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. "Reproductive success of non-native Pinus nigra in four successional stages on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

March 1996: Annual Meeting Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. Alma, MI. "Reproductive success of the introduced Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan."

August 1995: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Snowbird, UT. "The ecological impact of exotic Austrian pines on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan."

March 1995: Annual Meeting Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. Big Rapids, MI. "The ecological impact of exotic trees on native sand dune ecosystems of Lake Michigan: Implications for conservation and restoration."


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