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THANK YOU FRSES 2022 PRESENTERS AND PARTICIPANTS! THE FULL LIST OF FRSES WINNERS CAN BE FOUND HERE!


28th Annual Front Range Student Ecology Symposium

Changing Landscapes: Understanding Ecosystems of the Future
Symposium Date: February 23-24, 2022

2022 FRSES Keynote Speaker Dr. Nancy Grimm

NANCY B. GRIMM is an ecologist studying interactions of climate change, human activities, resilience, and biogeochemical processes in urban and stream ecosystems. Grimm was founding director of the Central Arizona–Phoenix LTER and now co-directs the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network and the NATURA and ESSA networks, all focused on solving problems of the Anthropocene. Grimm was President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and is a Fellow of AAAS, AGU, ESA, SFS, and a member of the NAS. She is an editor for Earth’s Future and has made >200 contributions to the scientific literature with colleagues and students.


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

WEDNESDAY (FEB 23)

DR. GRIMM’S WORKSHOP: TRANSFORMING GRADUATE EDUCATION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 4pm (Biology 136)

POST-WORKSHOP AND GDPE HAPPY HOUR @ AVOGADROS NUMBER
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 5:30pm (605 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO)

THURSDAY (FEB 24)

MORNING ORAL PRESENTATIONS (SESSIONS 1 & 2):
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 9am & 10:45am (Both sessions in LSC Rooms 372-374, 376-378)

LUNCH AND IGNITE TALKS:
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 12pm (LSC North Ballroom)

DR. GRIMM’S KEYNOTE: ENVISIONING POSITIVE FUTURES AND NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 1pm (LSC Ballroom Cherokee Park)

AFTERNOON ORAL PRESENTATIONS (SESSION 3):
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 2:15pm (LSC Rooms 372-372, 376-378)

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 3:30pm (LSC Room 382)

CLOSING REMARKS, AWARDS, AND HAPPY HOUR WITH BAND – COWBOYS DEAD:
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 5pm (LSC North Ballroom)

Our full schedule can be found here and oral presentation schedules and rooms can be found here.


What is FRSES?

FRSES is a student-run symposium that provides an opportunity for Front Range students doing research in ecology to showcase their work and network in a friendly and supportive peer environment. Highlights of the event this year include a keynote address and exciting workshop hosted by our invited speaker, oral presentation sessions, and poster session, an awards banquet to recognize exceptional student work, and a virtual social gathering to celebrate the success of our participating students.

Submitting an abstract to FRSES and presenting your research, in either a poster or oral presentation, is a great way to practice communicating science. This is a skill that students seldom get to work on so FRSES provides a valuable opportunity. Research can be presented in all stages of its development, from proposed research to completed research. The feedback gained from faculty judges is intended to help to improve your research design or your communication skills.


Want to get involved?

We are seeking volunteers to help run FRSES 2022. Contact us at ecosym@rams.colostate.edu for more information.

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