The Koprowski Conservation Research Laboratory have just returned from the 96th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Mammalogists in Minneapolis, Minnesota (#ASMGopher). This meeting was notable, both for the number of student attendees and in the quality of presentations. As we reflect on our experiences, it is clear that this was yet another productive and inspiring meeting for team KowPow, and we look forward to next year!
Workshops – KCRL alum Dr. Karen Munroe and PhD student Melissa Merrick hosted a workshop on how to be a good peer reviewer, with over 100 enrollees! Panelists Doug Kelt, Brad Swanson, and Bob Rose discussed what Editors and Authors need from peer reviewers, and answered many questions.
Melissa addressing workshop attendees, introducing panelists
Talks and posters – KCRL students Melissa Merrick, Max Mazzella, Amanda Veals, and Post-doctoral Researcher Emily Goldstein gave talks on rhino, flying squirrel, and fox space use and comparative red squirrel demography, and Kendell Bennett presented a poster on Abert’s squirrel genetics during contributed paper and poster sessions.
Amanda Veals presenting her research, making the connection between rabies and understanding space use in foxes
Making and maintaining friendships and connections – each ASM meeting is a great chance to make many new, lasting connections as well as reconnecting with colleagues from near and far. We are already looking forward to the 2017 meetings: 97th Annual Meeting at the University of Idaho, and the International Mammalogical Congress in Perth, Western Australia!
KCRL & friends (L-R: alum Dr. Karen Munroe, PostDoc Dr. Emily Goldstein, Commander Dr. John Koprowski, PhD student Kendell Bennett, PhD candidate Melissa Merrick, and honorary members Dr. Adam Ferguson of Karatina University, Kenya, and Dr. Molly McDonough of the Smithsonian Institution #ASMFamily