Ecobreak is an informal weekly seminar for faculty and students in ecology and conservation at BGSU. It is held every Tuesday from 11:30 am to ~12:20 pm in Life Sciences 332. If you are presenting, please organize the snacks for that week. Additionally, plan to end your presentation no later than 12:15 pm, to leave time for questions.

If you want to sign-up to present, contact Dr. Kevin McCluney. All students enrolled in the course must present at least once for ~15-45 min.


Date Name Title
1/9/2018 Cheryl Rice USDA NRCS and Conservation Programs that Connect with Research
1/30/2018 Ecology Faculty Group Meeting  Ecology Faculty Group Meeting
2/6/2018 Helen Michaels Conservation Careers Video
2/13/2018 Audrey Maran Research Results: It’s a prairie world out there: Arthropod predator response to habitat complexity in urban prairies
2/20/2018 Matt Cross  Local Conservation
2/27/2018 John Woloschuk The Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: Exploring the Explanations
3/6/2018 Spring Break Spring Break
3/13/2018 Ecology Faculty Group Meeting Ecology Faculty Group Meeting
3/20/2018 1. Erica Forstater

2. Tyler Turner

 1. Research Results: Effects of nutrients on invasive flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) in Lake Erie diked wetlands.

2. Research Results: “Bats of the Oak Openings: Examining Activity, Diversity, and Distribution in an Agricultural Mosaic Landscape”

3/27/2018 Melanie Marshall Research Results: “The collective effects of wastewater effluent and individual effects of caffeine on stream biofilm”
4/3/2018 Audrey Maran Improv workshop
4/10/2018 1. Ashley Everett2. Erin Plummer  Honors Thesis Defenses, Title TBD
4/17/2018 Eric Line
4/24/2018 Amanda Martin