Mentor: Greg Haenel
Project title: Exploring species boundaries: A genetic study of interactions between North American cricket frogs, Acris crepitans and A. gryllus
This semester was primarily one of organization, production, and presentation. While I continued to move forward with some data analysis, I was more focused on preparing my little frogs for their public unveiling. I presented the results of my several years study at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ogden, UT, the Annual Meeting of Southeastern Biologists in Athens, GA, and the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, here at Elon. These three presentations were excellent opportunities to put a capstone on the work in which I’ve been engaged over the course of my Lumen project. While these events have been seminal in encouraging me to take a step back and begin to summarize the copious amounts of data I’ve collected, it cannot adequately be labeled the summation of my work. As a result, I am still in the process of writing a manuscript for submission to a professional journal, as well as finishing several experiments which may result in a second publication.
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