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Pinelands Research Series


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The Pinelands Research Series provides a regular forum for scientists to present and discuss Pinelands-related research.  Presentations are usually technical in nature and about an hour long.  The Research Series is a free event that is open to the public and hosted by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.  Listed below are the speakers and presentation titles for upcoming and previous Research Series events. Links are also provided for some of the previous presentations.

Upcoming Presentations

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Previous Presentations

David Velinsky: Tidal Marshes of Barnegat Bay: Nutrient History and Ecosystem Services

Gary Taghon: Benthic Invertebrate Community Composition and Sediment Properties in Barnegat Bay, 1965 to 2014

Henry John-Alder: Testosterone, Growth, and Body Size in Eastern Fence Lizards: It's Not What You Think

Daniel Duran: An Overview of the Ecosystem Services That Insects Provide, with Special Reference to Species of the NJ Pinelands

Vicki Blazer: Evidence for estrogenic endocrine disruption in bass throughout the northeastern USA

Andrew Burnett: The Coyote in New Jersey

Matthew Schlesinger: Writing the Field Guide Page for the Newly Described Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog

Brian Henning: Development of a Headwaters Index of Biotic Integrity (HBI) for high-gradient streams in New Jersey

William Zipse: Modeling and Data Mining Concepts Applied to Forest Resource Management

Jeremy Feinberg: An Unexpected Journey: Anuran Decline Research and the Incidental Discovery of a New Species in the Urban Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US

David A. Robinson: Exploring NJ Climate Variability and Change

Natalie Howe: Soil Lichens of the NJ Pinelands

Thomas Belton: Filling in the Data Gaps: Barnegat Bay Research Update (2012 - 2015)

Lance Risley: Bat Ecology in the Pinelands with a Focus on the Newly-listed Northern Long-eared Bat, Myotis septentionalis

Lauretta Bushar: Physiographic and Anthropogenic Influences on the Genetic Structure of Timber Rattlesnake Populations

Nicholi Vorsa: Cranberry Domestication and Challenges of the Changing Climate

Thomas Hupf: 2013 Biomonitoring of Mercury in the Absecon Creek and Atlantic City Reservoir System

Nicholas Procopio: An Overview and Evaluation of Water-quality Parameters Collected Under NJ's Private Well Testing Act

Marlyn Sobel: The Impact of Disturbance and Patch Dynamics on the Ecology of Knieskern's Beaksedge (Rynchospora knieskernii Carey) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Ryan Rebozo: The Influence of Disturbance on the Demography of the Rare Pine Barren Gentian (Gentiana autumnalis) in New Jersey

Peter Oudemans - Plant diseases in cultivated native habitats of the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Ron Smith - Spatial Ecology and Habitat Selection of the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) 

Matt Ayres - Ecology of the Southern Pine Beetle, a Smokeless Wildfire in the Pinelands

Jamie Cromartie - Changing Flora of the Stockton College Campus 1970-2012

Ron Smith - Spatial Ecology of Northern Pine Snake at the Warren Grove Gunnery Range in the Pinelands of New Jersey

Michael Sukhdeo - Parasites in Foodwebs in the Pinelands 

Dane Ward: Population Density, Dispersal, and Barriers to Movement of the Northern Pine Snake, Pituophis melanoleucus

Mackenzie Hall: Bats of New Jersey: Population Trends in a Post-white-nose World

Katie Malcolm: The effects of mercury on fungal phylloplane communities

John Dighton: Beneficial fungi in the forest and impacts of pollution

Daryll Pope: Simulation of baseflow depletion under three groundwater scenarios in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica River Basins, New Jersey

Sarah Smith: If you build it they will come: Dispersal capabilities of soil fauna

Alexa Warwick - Geographic variation in Pine Barrens treefrogs (Hyla andersonii): concordance of genetic, morphometric, and acoustic signal data

John Vile - The NJ Inner Coastal Plain Fish IBI

Kelly Smalling - Pesticides, Nutrients, and Disease: Do Constructed Wetlands Provide Quality Habitat for Amphibians in an Agricultural Landscape?

Dean Bryson - Development and Application of a Benthic Macroinvertebrate Index for Pinelands Rivers and Streams

Gerry Moore - Taxonomically challenging plant groups in the Pinelands