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|Degree||PhD in NRES|
243B Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
- Presentation Type: Thesis Defense
- Date: 3/19/2015
The American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus Olivier, is the largest North American member of the Silphidae. It was declared federally endangered in 1989 and many efforts to prevent this species from going extinct are ongoing. The Nicrophorus beetles bury small carcasses for reproductive purposes. They also reside in the soil during times of daily and seasonal inactivity. To better understand why the American burying beetle is in decline, the importance of texture, moisture, vegetation, and gravel, the burial depth, and the effect of compaction on their burying behavior were examined.
- 2016 – UNL Science Slam - Finalist awarded by Nebraska MRSEC Title: "Why Science is Cool: Pollution in Greenland" Topic: Undergraduate research on the effect of the melting of polar ice caps on the lakes and macro-invertebrates in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
- 2016 – Elevator Speech Contest - Ph.D. First Prize awarded by School of Natural Resources Title: Feeding in 160°C, How do they do it? Topic: Ph.D. research on the ecology of Cicindela haemorrhagica in the extreme environments of the thermal pools in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
School of Natural Resources - Graduate Student Association
- SNR GSA
- Fundraising Chair 2016-2017
SNR Extended Mission Area Applied Ecology
- Graduate Student Representative 2016-2017
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