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EEES Lunch

Weekly EEES Lunch provides an opportunity for members of the EEES graduate program to receive useful feedback from their peers during all phases of academic inquiry. Presenters are encouraged to share active research- when hypotheses, experiments, analyses, and interpretations remain malleable. Although EEES Lunch is open for all to present and share, graduate students must present once a year and are expected to attend all EEES Lunches. Learn more about the Philosophy of EEESLs.


EEES Lunches are held on Tuesdays throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring terms from 12:15-1:15 PM.

Fall Term 2019 location:  Fairchild 101.  Grad. student coordinator:  Clare Doherty (

Fall 2019

September 17: Victoria Bikowski, Fulbright Research Scholar, Dickey Center: "Exploring Aboriginal Consultation and Development Certainty in Canada's Oil and Gas Industry" (50 min.)

September 24: Lauren Culler, Research Asst. Professor, Environmental Studies: "Tundra arthropods in a rapidly changing Arctic" (20 min.) and Theresa Ong, Anthropology Dept: "A model for growing and shrinking cities: urban gardens as a bridge" (20 min.) and Jeremy DeSilva, Anthropology Dept: "Old footprints, new questions" (20 min.)

October 1: Ashley Lang, grad. student, Ayres lab: "Leaf litter decomposition along a mycorrhizal gradient" (50 min.)

October 8: Melissa Desiervo, grad. student, Ayres lab: "Density dependence in mosquito populations" (25 min.) and Rebecca Finger-Higgens, grad. student, Ogden lab: "Shrubification on the other side of the globe: adventures in interdisciplinary research in South Africa" (25 min.)

October 15: Fiona Jevon, grad. student, Ayres lab: "Patterns of tree seedling survival" (50 min.)

October 22: Madi Gamble, grad. student, Calsbeek lab: "The role of sexual conflict in maintaining alternative reproductive tactics" (50 min.)

**October 29: Location: Chicott Auditorium: Debora Goedert, grad. student, Calsbeek lab, Defense presentation: "Microevolutionary consequences of variable selection in an organism with single-generation complex life cycle" (50 min.)

November 5:  Ryan Calsbeek, Assoc. Professor, Biology: "Tradeoffs and the optimization of performance across variable environments” (25 min.) and Jesse Casana, Professor, Anthropology: "Exploring the Long Anthropocene: Remote Sensing-based Investigations of Historical Land Use Practices" (25 min.)

November 12: Chris Callahan, grad. student, Mankin lab: "Internal variability and regional climate damages" (50 min.)

November 19: Amelia Fitch, grad. student, Pries lab: "Soil organic matter decomposition along a mycorrhizal gradient" (25 min.) and Hunter Snyder, grad. student, Sneddon lab: "Preliminary results: Salmon fishing survey and notification experiment" (25 min.)