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Student Presentations

I think presenting the results of research is an important part of a graduate education, and I have always encouraged my students to present their thesis and dissertation research at local, state, regional, and national meetings. Below is a brief list of talks given by some of my students and research associates since 2004:

  • DiBenedetto, K. C., W. E. Kelso, M. D. Kaller, D. A. Rutherford, and A. M. Ferrara. 2009. Life History Characteristics of Alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) in south Louisiana. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 17.
  • Markos, P., W. E. Kelso, and M. D. Kaller. 2009. Evaluating effects of physical disturbance on stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southeastern Louisiana. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 17.
  • Ward, B. M., W. E. Kelso, and M. D. Kaller. 2009. Effects of land development on fish assemblages in low order streams of the Bogue Chitto watershed, Louisiana. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 17.
  • Halloran, B. T., D. A. Rutherford, M. D. Kaller, and W. E. Kelso. 2008. Does the fox really need the hare? Evaluating the annual degree of overlap between ichthyoplankton and zooplankton communities on the floodplain. 62nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Corpus Christi, TX, 15 October.
  • Markos, P., and W. E. Kelso. 2008. Evaluating the effects of physical disturbance on stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southeastern Louisiana. 62nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Corpus Christi, TX, 13 October. Poster.
  • Ward, B. M., W. E. Kelso, and M. D. Kaller. 2008. Relative influence of reach-level and watershed land use characteristics on fish community structure in the Bogue Chitto watershed, Louisiana. 62nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Corpus Christi, TX, 13 October. Poster.
  • Harlan, A. R., W. E. Kelso, and M. D. Kaller. 2008. A survey of fishes of concern in the Bogue Lusa and Pushepetapa river systems in southeastern Louisiana. 62nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Corpus Christi, TX, 13 October. Poster.
  • Fries, M., M. D. Kaller, W. E. Kelso, and D. G. Kelly. 2008. Do physiochemical, water body, or landscape characteristics influence introgression of Florida-strain alleles in Louisiana largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides populations? 62nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Corpus Christi, TX, 13 October. Poster.
  • Ward, B. M., W. E. Kelso, and M. D. Kaller. 2008. Effects of watershed land use on habitat and fish assemblages in the Bogue Chitto watershed. 29th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 31 January.
  • Halloran, B. T., D. A. Rutherford, M. D. Kaller, and W. E. Kelso. 2008. Speed dating on the floodplain? Trying to establish a link between seasonal floodpulses and recruitment in the Atchafalaya River Basin. 29th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 31 January.
  • Markos, P., and W. E. Kelso. 2008. Evaluating the effects on physical disturbance on stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southeastern Louisiana. 29th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 31 January.
  • Harlan, R., W. E. Kelso, D. A. Rutherford, and M. D. Kaller. 2007. A survey of fishes inhabiting the Pearl, Tchefuncte and Tangipahoa river systems in Louisiana. Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 9.
  • Walley, R. C., M. D. Kaller, and W. E. Kelso. 2007. Invasive aquatic macrophytes and their impacts on the native plant community in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, USA. Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists, Lafayette, Louisiana, August 9.
  • Viosca, A. D., Y. J. Xu, and W. E. Kelso. 2007. Macroinvertebrate communities of headwater streams in a subtropical watershed with low flow and oxygen depletion. Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Columbia, SC, June 5. Poster.
  • Kaller, M. D., W. E. Kelso, and D. G. Kelly. 2007. Stocking rate and passage of time influence the success of introduction and introgression of Florida alleles in Louisiana largemouth bass. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Memphis TN, February 10.
  • Kaller, M. D., W. E. Kelso, and D. G. Kelly. 2007. Effects of Florida largemouth bass introgression on Louisiana bass stocks. Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Thidodeaux, LA. February 1. 
  • Podey, A., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2006. Assessing Floodplain-Swamp Water Quality Restoration in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. 2006 Annual Meeting & International Conference of the American Institute of Hydrology, Baton Rouge, 22 May.
  • Kaller, M. D., and W. E. Kelso. 2005. Freshwater macroinvertebrate research in western Louisiana: limitations of our knowledge base. Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, New Orleans, 26 May.
  • Fisher, J. C., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2005. Effects of plant architecture, bed position, and fish predation on hydrilla-dwelling macroinvertebrates. Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, New Orleans, 25 May.
  • Kaller, M. D., and W. E. Kelso. 2005. Effects of woody debris surface area and dissolved oxygen on coastal plain stream macroinvertebrate communities. 26th Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Baton Rouge, 3 February.
  • Fisher, J. C., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2005. Diets of fishes inhabiting Atchafalaya Basin hydrilla beds. 26th Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Baton Rouge, 3 February.
  • Podey, A., A. Piehler, W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2004. Identifying areas in need of water quality improvement in the Atchafalaya River Basin, LA.. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 August.
  • Kaller, M. D., and W. E. Kelso. 2004. Seasonally divergent macroinvertebrate community structures in lowland, subtropical streams. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 August.
  • Fisher, J. C., and W. E. Kelso. 2004. The effects of predator exclusion and position on hydrilla bed macroinvertebrate communities. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 August.