Student Talks

All student talks for OE3C 2020 were pre-recorded and most are still available on our YouTube channel for viewing. You can find links to talks in our digital conference program or below. Talks indicated with an asterisk (*) were removed at the end of the day May 9, 2020 at the presenter’s request. We’ve also created a series of playlists on YouTube for those of us who want to binge all the talks on a particular topic, so check those out too!

Audience Choice Competition

Chosen based on the number of “likes” on YouTube, our OE3C 2020 winning presentations are (as of 5pm EDT on May 9, 2020):

1) Reproductive isolation as a consequence of divergent selection regimes | Harshavardhan Thyagarajan (Queen’s University) [140 likes]

2) Adaptive divergence of seasonally-induced heart plasticity in Pumpkinseed sunfish | Susan Procopio (University of Guelph) [122 likes]

3) Mate loss and territory proximity cause breeding dispersal in Canada jays | Matthew Fuirst (University of Guelph) [113 likes]

Honourable Mention: Black-Legged Tick Impacts on Hematology and Ectoparasite Communities of Mice | Erica Fellin (Laurentian University) [90 likes]


Bilgenur BalogluHow to improve aquatic invertebrate metabarcoding?
Evaluate your primers and skip size sorting
Chih Julie WangImproving extensive green roof functioning using
invasion theory as a management tool
Christopher FarrowAn environmentally-friendly alternative tracer particle for dispersal studies*
Erica FellinBlack-Legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) Impacts on
Hematology and Ectoparasite Communities of
Peromyscus Mice Across Southern Ontario
Erik K. DeanAsian carps under climate change: modelling Bighead
Carp populations in the Great Lakes
Julian LumHydrodynamic characteristics of juvenile unionid mussel
Julia HarvieIllustrating arthropod farmland biodiversity through
metabaroding and distribution modeling
K. MacCollRecovery of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal
communities in agricultural soils restored with prairie
grassland plants
Kirsten LuckThe Effects of Multiple Stressors on the Ecophysiology of
Freshwater Mussels: Flow, Temperature and Turbidity
Melanie DenomméUsing stable isotopes to determine the effects of diet on
metabolic fuel use in the yellow-rumped warbler
(Setophaga coronata coronata)
Raven OuelletteDiet: it’s all about location, location, location! How urbanization influences isotopic signatures and oxidative
stress in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus)
Sara CampbellTemporal changes in functional and taxonomic b- diversity of the Laurentian Great Lakes freshwater fish
S.K. FrenchBaylisascaris larval migrans in wild rodents and
lagomorphs in Ontario: A 30-year retrospective analysis
Thuong Tran NguyenForest and Conifer Amount around Stopover Sites Matter
to Migrating Songbirds—Not in the Ways We Think
Timothy FernandesThe Woes of Winter Warming: The Impact of Winter Length on the Reproductive Cycle in Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus)
Victoria MacPhailWhat is the value of community science? Participation in Bumble Bee Watch program increases awareness and skills and contributes to scientific data but user accuracy varies and room for improvement exists*


Alexander HareNo evidence for stress-mediated kin discrimination in the North American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)*
David FiliceA meta-analysis of the true effect sizes of winner and
loser effects
Valerie MoncktonBroiler chicks’ motivational strength for different wood
shavings and degrees of soiling
Andrew MassonPlanar ears in a 3D world; Larviposition aiming behaviour of the acoustic parasitoid Ormia ochracea (Tachinid
| Diptera)


Harshavardhan ThyagarajanSpeciation in the lab – Reproductive isolation as a consequence of divergent selection regimes*
Jordan BemmelsGenomic signatures of reinforcement in sympatric populations of a sister-species pair of North American birds*
Katherine BalasinghamDivergent Selection in Visual Opsins in Beloniformes Driven by Habitat and Behaviour*
Katherine DrotosFunctional characteristics of lichen mycobiont genomes
Tanya IraniConsidering the Taxonomic Classification of Escherichia
Yulong WeiAn Improved Shine-Dalgarno Model Reveals Evolutionary Differences in Cyanobacteria and Chloroplast Translation Initiation

Ecology and Ethology

Alysa CzenzeThe Stability of Individual Differences in Activity in
Maturing Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
A.D. DeLeeuwShould I stay or should I go? Experimentally testing for
phenotypically-directed movement behaviour using
sunfish ecotypes
Divya RamachandranIntraspecific variation on predation rate in Stratiolaelaps scimitus (Womersley) (Acari: Mesostigmata) in response
to short-term acclimation
Matthew FuirstTill Death Do Us Part: Mate mortality predicts breeding
dispersal in Canada jays

Ecology and Evolution

Christina MozzonRaccoon vs. world: The eco-physiological consequences of urbanization on raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Mumtaz BaigGenomic analyses reveal strong population structure and admixture in black rat (Rattus rattus) population in India*
Regan CrossDo species need to adapt to persist outside their ranges
for multiple generations?
Samantha MajorosPhylogenetic Signal of Sub-Arctic Beetle Communities
Susan ProcopioSeasonally-induced cardiac remodeling and adaptive divergence of heart plasticity in Pumpkinseed (Lepomisgibbosus)

YouTube Playlists