The second annual Interfaces of Global Change (IGC) Graduate Research Symposium was held on April 21, 2017 in Fralin Hall. The symposium provided a forum for students and faculty to interact and explore connections between labs across campus. The day included 9 oral presentations, a poster session, and a keynote address by former U.S. Congressman, Bob Inglis.

The symposium highlighted the latest research from the program’s graduate student fellows, whose collective work addresses critical global changes impacting the environment and society. This includes problems surrounding climate change, pollution, invasive species, disease, and habitat loss.

Platform awards for Best Presentation were announced at the conclusion of the symposium. The winners included:

First Place Tony Timpano, “Effects of coal mining on freshwater salinization and aquatic insect diversity”

Second Place Tamara Fetters, “Life histories and invasions: accelerated laying rate and incubation time in an invasive lizard, Anolis sagrei

Third Place Laura Schoenle, “Surviving or thriving with malaria: the role of stress hormones in mediating resistance and tolerance”

Congratulations to all the student participants!

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2017 IGC Graduate Research Symposium