This week, six undergraduates from the Lynch Lab presented their research at Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Symposium:
Adaptive Significance of King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) Crèches
Lisa Caligiuri, Catherine Foley, and Heather Lynch
Variation in Population Dynamics of King Penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Across Phylogenetic and Regional Scales
Vanessa Kennelly, Maureen Lynch, Catherine Foley, and Heather Lynch
Variation in the ecstatic display call of the gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) associated with behavioral responses
Medha Pandey, Maureen Lynch, and Heather Lynch
Climate indices explain variation in fur seal pup mortality
Katla Thorsen, Casey Youngflesh, and Heather Lynch
The Effect of Oceanographic Conditions on Pygoscelis Penguin Population Dynamics
Arianna West, Catherine Foley, Heather Lynch
Phylogenetic Relationships between Conservation Risk and Life History Traits in Seabirds
Helen Wong, Maureen Lynch, Heather Lynch
Congratulations to each of these outstanding students!
The Lynch Lab is proud to announce that Sara Vincent, an undergraduate student working in the lab, has been awarded Stony Brook’s 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Biology Alumni Research Award. With the receipt of this award, Sara will spend the summer in the lab working on her independent project examining the spatial patterns of elephant seal harems.
A recent study on Adélie penguin phenology, led by Lynch Lab Ph.D. candidate Casey Youngflesh, is featured as the cover story in this month’s issue of Ecology. This study highlights some, heretofore, unappreciated nuances of phenological mismatch and advances our understanding of phenology and mismatch in highly variable systems. Freely available copy here!