Recent Student Research

PRESENTATIONS

Schulze, C., Schulze, R., and Zeveloff, S.  2008.  Evaluation of a ground-based paintball mark re-sight survey of mountain goats (Oreamnose americanus).  16th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, Midway, Utah. 

Meyers, R.A, McFarland, J.C. and Shepard, L.S. 2008. Hold ‘em or fold ‘em: Structure and evolution of hindlimb flight posture in birds. 126th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, Portland, OR.

Uchida, A.M, Leaptrot, M.B, Meyers,  RA, and Goller, F. 2008. Structure and function of songbird syringeal muscles. 126th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, Portland, OR.

Uchida, A.M., Lemmon, K., McFarland, J.C.,  Cooper, B.G., Goller, F., and Meyers, R.A. 2007. Structure and function of European Starling syringeal muscles.  8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France.

Meyers, R.A. and  McFarland, J.C. 2007. Anatomy and Histochemistry of Golden Eagle Flight Muscles. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, AZ

Shepard, L.S. and Meyers, R.A. 2007. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em? Hindlimb Flight Posture in Birds. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, AZ

Uchida, A.M., Lemmon, K., McFarland, J.C.,  Cooper, B.G., Goller, F., and Meyers, R.A. 2007. Structure and Function of Syringeal Muscles in European Starlings. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, AZ

Edwards, C., K. Terkelson, T. Miller and J.F. Cavitt.  Feeding ecology and diet of  American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts at Great Salt Lake, UT.  Shorebird Science in the Western Hemisphere Meeting, Boulder, CO.  February 27, 2006.

Cary, J.A. and J. F. Cavitt.  Determining habitat characteristics of American Avocets and  Black-necked Stilt nurseries. American Ornithologists’ Union Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA.  August 23-27, 2005.

Suurmeyer, E. and J.B. Clark. 2005. Genetic studies of brine fly diversification in the Great Salt Lake. Sigma Xi, Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Seattle, WA, November 3-6, 2005.
 
Lindley, K., J. Bambrick, and J.B. Clark. Molecular phylogeny of the telomere-associated transposable element, HeT-A, in Drosophila. Society of Systematic Biologists, Annual Meeting, Fairbainks, AK, June 11-14, 2005.
 
McFarland, J.  and Meyers, R.A. 2006. Anatomy and histochemistry of hindlimb flight posture in shorebirds. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, FL
 
Meyers, R.A, Schmutz, D. and Goller, F. 2006. Histochemical analysis of songbird syringeal muscles.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, FL
 
Gray, P., Meyers, R.  and Bernal, D.  2006.  The effect of temperature on the metabolic biochemical capacity in the hearts of warm bodied sharks. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, FL
 
McDonnell, B., Okazaki, N.  2006.  Presence of p26 in Artemia.  Texas Association of Science, Beaumont, Texas. 
 
Dickinson, J. and J.F. Cavitt.  Nest density and antipredator behavior as factors affecting American Avocet colony size.  Utah Ornithological Society Annual Meeting,  Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. September 11, 2004.
 
Gabrielsen, E.J. and J. B. Clark. 2005. Initial Genetic Characterization of Brine Flies of the Great Salt Lake. Council on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC. April 19, 2005.
 
Schmutz, D. and Meyers, R.A. 2005.  Histochemical analysis of songbird syringeal muscles.  Poster Presentation at Weber State University Undergraduate Research Symposium.
 
Van De Graaff, K.M. and R. Ward Rhees 2005.  Anatomie et Physiologie Humanines. Mini Schaum’s Publishing Co. Of McGraw-Hill Publishing Complanies. Paris, France. 186 pp.

Van De Graaff, K.M. and J.L. Crawley. 2005.  A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, 5th edition.  Denver: Morton Publishing Co. 200 pp.
 
Lindsley, C. 2004.  Determining the Relative Abundance of Raccoons and Other Small Predators in Three Migratory Bird Refuges Bordering the Great Salt Lake.  Presentation to the Weber State University NSF/REU Greater Salt Lake Ecosystem Program, July 2004.
 
West, W. 2005.  The Historical and Present Distribution of the Otter in Northern Utah.  Second Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration, Weber State University, March 2005.

 
MANUSCRIPTS

McFarland, J.  and Meyers, R.A. 2008. Anatomy and histochemistry of hindlimb flight posture in birds. 1. The extended hindlimb posture of shorebirds. Journal of Morphology 269(8):967-979.

Shepard, L.S., McFarland, J.C. and Meyers, R.A. 2008. Hold ‘em or fold ‘em: Hindlimb flight posture of Utah shorebirds. Ergo 2:68-76.

Shepard, L.S., McFarland, J.C. and Meyers, R.A. 2008. Hindlimb flight posture of Utah shorebirds. Utah Birds 21(1):13-25
 
Osmotic Induction of Stress Proteins in Nemerteans.  Co-authored with Weber State University students, Mary A. Gillins, Brynn J. Duerden, Charissa Hodges & Nicole R. Record: Submitted to Journal of Natural History (2006).
 
Cavitt, J.F. 2004.  Breeding Status Report of Shorebirds within the Greater Salt Lake    Ecosystem.  Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Brigham City, UT.

Pearse, A., J.F. Cavitt and J. Cully. 2004.  Effects of food supplementation on female nest attentiveness and incubation mate feeding in two sympatric wren species. Wilson Bulletin 116 (1): 23-30.

J.S. Silva, E. L. Loreto, and Clark, J.B. 2004. Factors that affect the horizontal transfer of transposable elements. Current Issues in Molecular Biology 6:57-72

Meyers, R.A. and E.F. Stakebake.  2005.  Anatomy and histochemistry of spread-wing posture in birds.  3.  Immunohistochemistry of flight muscles and the “shoulder lock” in albatrossess.  Journal of Morphology 263: 12-29.

Meyers, R.A. and R.P. Myers. 2005.  Mandibular bowing and mineralization in Brown Pelicans.  Condor 107: 447-451.
 
Berthelemy-Okazaki, Nicole J., Yu Zhao, Zhenglin Yang, Nicola J. Camp, James M. Farnham, Dennis L. Parker, Jay S. Tsuruda, Joel D. MacDonald, Kang Zhang, and Lisa A. Cannon-Albright. 2005.  Examination of ELN as a candidate gene in the Utah Intracranial Aneurysm Pedigree Resource. Stroke. 

  
ABSTRACTS

West, W., Kozlowski, A., and Zeveloff, S.  2005.  “The Feasibility of River Otter Reintroduction into Northern Utah (U.S.A.) Drainages” at the International Mammalogical Congress 9, Sapporo, Japan.  Abstract published in conference proceedings. 


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