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 334. 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.

Note: Dates can often be divided among two presenters. Additionally, sometimes dates can be switched, so if the date you want is taken, email Dr. McCluney and we may be able to work something out.


Date Name Title
1/28/20 Kevin McCluney Welcome
2/4/20 Amanda Martin “Challenges and Opportunities for Terrapene carolina carolina under Different Climate Scenarios”
2/11/20 Ecology Faculty Group Meeting  
2/18/20 Kelly Russo “Assessing the Effects of Human Development on Bat Activity and Diversity.”
2/25/20 Alessia Saul  
3/3/20 Ecology Faculty Group Meeting  

1. Matthew Kennedy

2. Callie Nauman


1. “The role of microzooplankton and mesozooplankton grazing during the Planktothrix dominated cyanobacterial blooms in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie”

2. “Investigating the Presence, Abundance, and Environmental Drivers of Benthic Cyanobacteria Blooms in Ohio”

3/17/20 Spring Break Spring Break

1. Rachel Paull

2. Daniel Peck

3/31/20 Jacob Buchanan  
4/7/20 Ecology Faculty Group Meeting  

1. Katie Ware

2. Jay DeMarco


1. Lauren Greenwell

2. Dominic DiPietro

4/28/20 Nathan Johnston “Predation  of Larval Walleye in the Maumee River: Evidence from DNA Analyses”
5/5/20 Audrey Maran Building a career in science outreach or policy