Seminars

Spring 2021

Amanda Beckman, PhD Student & Viridiana Martinez, PhD Candidate

Apr. 23, 2021

“Movement Ecology of Wild Turkeys in South Texas”

Amanda Beckman

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Program
PhD Student in Dr. Rosenthal’s Lab
HOST: Schubot Center

“Lack of Sexual Dimorphism in Stress-Induced Corticosterone in West Texas Breeding Birds”

Viridiana Martinez

Department of Ecology & Conservation Biology
PhD Candidate in Dr. Grace’s Lab
Host: Schubot Center

Amanda Beckman holding a Turkey
Viridiana Martinez holding a male cardinal

Hannah Justen, MSc & Abby Kimmit, PhD

Apr. 9, 2021

“The Migratory Behavior of Juvenile Swainson’s Thrush Hybrids”

Hannah Justen, MSc

Department of Biology
Graduate Student in Dr. Kira Delmore’s Lab
HOST: Schubot Center

“Warmer Springs Predict Stronger Selection Favoring Earlier Breeding in a North American Songbird”

Abby Kimmit, PhD

Department of Ecology & Conservation Biology
Post-Doctoral Research in Dr. Grace’s Lab
Host: Schubot Center

Hannah Justen
Dr. Abby Kimmitt holding a small sparrow

Scott Echols, DVM, Diplomate ABVP-Avian Practice

“Comprehensive Anatomy Research Project-Implications Across the Species”

Mar. 26, 2021
Mobile Avian Surgical Services
The Medical Center for Birds (Oakley, CA)
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Sharman Hoppes

Learn More about Dr. Echols’ Work
Dr. Scott Echols holding a toucan

R. Keith Andringa

“Inter- and Intra- Specific Effects of Daily Weather on Dabbling Duck Collection Patterns”

Mar. 12, 2021
Department of Ecology & Conservation Biology
HOST: Schubot Center

Keith Andriga

Janina Krumbeck, PhD

“Insight into the Dermal Microbiome of Monk Parakeets” 

Feb. 25, 2021
MiDog, LLC
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Jill Heatley

Learn More about Dr. Janina Krumbeck’s work
Janina Krumbeck in a lab

Fall 2020

Dayvion Adams, MS Student

“Are Avian Malaria Parasites a Mosquito’s Biological Nightmare?”

Oct. 8, 2020
Department of Entomology
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Gabriel Hamer

Dayvion Adams holding a small bird

Taylor Hains, PhD Candidate

“Utilizing Genomics to Understand Parrot Evolutionary History and Enhancing Population Management for Conservation and Aviculture”

Sept. 30, 2020
University of Chicago
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Janice Boyd

Learn More about Taylor Hains’ Work
PhD candidate Taylor Hains holding a green and gray parrot

Spring 2020

Dr. Judilee Marrow, DVM Dipl. ACZM

“Attwater’s Prairie Chickens – Threats to Saving the Most Endangered Species of North American Grouse”

Feb. 11, 2020
Staff Veterinarian, Houston Zoo
HOST: Schubot Center/Stephen Levert

Learn More about the Houston Zoo’s Conservation Program
Dr. Judilee Marrow holding a prairie-chicken

Barbara Heidenreich

“Training to Improve Welfare and Release Success of Orangutans in Borneo”

Feb. 7, 2020
Barbara’s Force Free Animal Training
HOST: Schubot Center

Learn More about Barbara’s Work
Barbara Heidenreich standing across from an orangutan in the borneo rainforest

Fall 2019

Dr. Giri Athrey

“The Genetic History of an Ice Age Pioneer, the Whooping Crane”

Nov. 5, 2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
HOST: Schubot Center

Learn More about Dr. Giri Athrey’s Work
Dr. Giri Athrey holding a small black, white, and yellow bird.

Paulina Escandon, PhD Candidate

“Development of a Dot-Blot Enzyme Immunosorbent Assay to Detect Avian Bornavirus Antibodies”

Oct. 3, 2019
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Jeffrey Musser

Paulina Escandon holding a parrot

Sonia Hernandez, DVM, PhD DACZM

“Wetland Wanderer or Urban Specialist: The American White Ibis as a Model System to Understand the Impact of Urbanization and Resource Provisioning on Wildlife”

Sept. 6, 2019
University of Georgia
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Sarah Hamer

Learn More about Dr. Sonia Hernandez’s Work
Dr. Sonia Hernandez in a field with several white ibises

Spring 2019

Constance Woodman, PhD Student

“Avian Development and Reintroduction”

April 24, 2019
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (Mentor: Dr. Donald Brightsmith)
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Donald Brightsmith

Constance Woodman with two white cockatoos

Undergraduate Research Day, featuring Ashley Ridlon & Mariel Ortega

April 17, 2019

“Egg Loggers and the Undergraduate Experience”

Ashley Ridlon

Conservation Scholar research program (Mentor: Dr. Don Brightsmith)
HOST: Schubot Center/Constance Woodman

“The Effects of Phishing and Playback on Avian Fitness”

Mariel Ortega

Conservation Scholar research program (Mentor: Dr. Jacquie Grace)
HOST: Schubot Center

Ashley Ridlon next to her presentation board for Egg loggers and the Undergraduate Experience

Tom Tully, MS, DVM Diplomate, ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian)

“Helping Develop the Unknown: A Clinical Zoological Medicine Research Program”

April 10, 2019
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Jill Heatley

Learn More about Dr. Tom Tully’s Work
Dr. Tom Tully's headshot

Jeb Owens, MS, PhD

Apr. 2, 2019

“Avian Disease Ecology – Bridging Immunology, Behavior, and Landscape”

Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Washington State University
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Sarah Hamer

Learn More about Dr. Jeb Owens
Dr. Jeb Owens holding a small, yellow bird

Jill Heatley, MS, DVM, DABVP (Avian), DACZM

Mar. 27, 2019

“Effects of Lithium Supplementation on Feather Plucking in Birds”

Presenting the work of Elizabeth Cruser (Undergraduate Research Scholar)
HOST: Schubot Center

Dr. Jill Heatley with a penguin

Paulina Escandon, PhD Student

“Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Treatment of Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) Experimentally Inoculated with Parrot Bornavirus 2”

Mar. 27, 2019
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Musser)
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Jeffrey Musser

Paulina Escandon holding a parrot

Allison Guggenheimer

“Correlating Body Condition and Habitat Management of Wintering Duck Populations in Texas Wetlands”

Mar. 20, 2019
WFSC Department (Mentor: Dr. Jacquie Grace)
HOST: Schubot Center/Dr. Jacquie Grace