Biology Seniors to Present Posters November 28-30 at SWOSU


Biology majors in the senior seminar course at Southwestern Oklahoma State University will present posters starting Monday, November 28, on the Weatherford campus.

The presentations will be available for viewing through Wednesday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Old Science Building. The student authors will be available to visit with the public on Monday, November 28, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Jimena Aracena, assistant professor in the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences, said the theme of this semester’s posters is animal behavior.  Students, who have completed undergraduate research projects, will be sharing their work from the senior seminar course, which is the capstone course for the biology major.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

SWOSU students participating, along with their topics, are:

  • Migration Patterns of the Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus), Kayla Bader, Overland Park (KS)
  • Visually Driven Behavior of the European Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Brett E. Baker, Long Beach (CA)
  • The Effect of Food Abundance on the Breeding Behavior of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Sheach Bates, Hominy
  • Migratory Behavior of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), Chelsi England, Buffalo
  • Comparison of army ant predation by wild chimpanzees using tool sets, Thomson George, Yukon
  • Molecular Analysis of Vesicle Exocytosis, Lata Koirala, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Monogamous Relationships in the North American Beaver (Castor canadensis), Holley Ladymon, Cement
  • The Effect of Pheromones and Light on Ant (Atta sexdens rubropilosa) Foraging Behavior, Najuma Maharjan, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Altruism Among Vampire Bats, Carly Nguyen, Joplin (MO)
  • Parasite transmission and prevalence by monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) migration, Yesenia Soto, Marietta