Poster Forum

CALS Poster Forum

The goal of this event is to showcase all research at CALS, including research done in academic departments and Extension, and to foster collaboration.

All UofA personnel (Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Postdocs, Students, etc.) welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Venue: ENR2 2nd Floor, Rooms S215 & S225
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm


2018 Poster List:

By Number - By Presenter - By Faculty - By Unit


Title Faculty Presenter Area of Research Poster Number
The U.S. Mexico Transboundary Assessment Program in Arizona: Current and Future Efforts. Elia Tapia Villaseñor Elia Tapia Villaseñor Arid Lands Resource Sciences
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND): An Emerging Threat to Shrimp Industry Globally. Arun Dhar Fernando Aranguren Shrimp diseases
Raramuri Criollo, a Cattle Breed Adapted to Semi-Arid and Arid Rangelands, which Produces High Quality Meat George Ruyle Flavie Audoin Grazing behavior, Diet selection and Meat characteristics of Raramuri Criollo Cattle
Communication of Learning Objectives as Be Able To’s (BATs) in Introduction to Soil Science Rivka Fidel Rivka Fidel Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Adolescent and Peer Social Identities and Academic Outcomes among Latino Youth: The Role of Concordance in Peer Relations Melissa Delgado Melissa Delgado Family Studies and Human Development
Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli EspH-Mediated Rho GTPase Inhibition Results in Desmosomal Perturbations V.K. Viswanathan Jennifer Roxas Microbial Pathogenesis
Establishing an Economic Threshold for Egyptian Alfalfa Weevil, Hypera Brunneipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Low Desert Alfalfa Hay Ayman Mostafa Kyle Harrington Integrated Pest Management
Integrating Entomopathogenic Fungi into IPM Program of Aphids in Arizona Alfalfa Ayman Mostafa Kyle Harrington Integrated Pest Management
Insulin Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Strips from Intrauterine Growth Restricted Lambs Sean Limesand Rosa Icela Luna Ramirez Animal Science
Biophysical and Vegetative Controls on Soil Carbon Dioxide Efflux in the Semiarid Southwest U.S. David Moore Matt Roby Ecohydrology; carbon and water dynamics
Variability and Environmental Controls of Negative Soil CO2 Fluxes: Insights from a Large Scale Experimental Hillslope Laura Meredith Alex Cueva Ecosystem function
Function of Plant Root Border Cells in the Phytoremediation of Soil Metal Contaminants. Martha Hawes Briauna Ramirez Rhizosphere
Green Infrastructure Practices to Restore Urban Soils: Linking Soil Parameters and Microbial Communities Laura Meredith Juliana Gil-Loaiza Ecosystem genomics
Clostridium Difficile Infection Surveillance In a Healthcare Setting: Strain Diversity And Identification of Novel Molecular Types (Ribotypes) Gayatri Vedantam Rachel Claus-Walker Microbiology
Evaluating UAV and LiDAR Retrieval of Snow Depth in a Coniferous Forest in Arizona Willem van Leeuwen Willem van Leeuwen Remote sensing of snow
The Effects of Wet-Dry Cycles on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Southern Arizona Compost Sources Joseph Blankinship Savannah Perno Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation
Enteropathogenic E. coli Regulates Cell Death in Human Colonic Epithelial Cells through Manipulation of Host Apoptosis Pathways via Effector Proteins VK Viswanathan Ross Monasky Microbiology
Neonicotinoid Residues in Honeybee Products in Arizona Ayman Mostafa Gadelhak Ahmed Honeybee Health
Solutions to Desert Agriculture's Pressing Problems Paul Brierley Sonnet Nelson irrigation & soil salinity management
Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Elderly/Disabled Public Housing Facilities Shujuan (Lucy) Li Shujuan (Lucy) Li Integrated Pest Management
Young Adults’ Psychological and Physiological Reactions to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Katharine Zeiders Katharine Zeiders Environmental Stressors and Psychological/Physiological Health
Critical Pedagogy for College-going Culture with Latinx Students: Using Counterstory Methodology with a High School-University Service Learning Project Andrea Romero Danielle Macias Family Studies and Human Development
The University of Arizona Insect Collection & CALS Insect Diagnostics: Additions and Advances Wendy Moore Gene Hall Entomology
Bioaccessibility of Metaliferous Mine Tailings Robert Root Rob Root Contaminant mobility
Potential Reservoirs and Occurrence in Irrigation Waters of Cyclospora Gerardo Lopez Daisy Alvarez Microbiology
Symbiont-Modulated Metabolism in Steinernema Nematodes Patricia Stock Britt Peterson Host-Microbe Interactions
Role of Hematopoietic Cell β-glucuronidase in Bone-Specific Activation of Osteoprotective Turmeric-Derived Dietary Polyphenols Janet Funk Andrew Kunihiro Dietary Bioactives and cancer
Using Data and Data Visualization to Improve Equity in Program Participation Michele Walsh Violeta Dominguez Program Evaluation
A New Approach to Biosecurity Education: 'Barn Smarts for Biosecurity: Tips for Keeping Your Horse Safe and Healthy' Betsy Greene Betsy Greene Horse Health and Welfare/Cooperative Extension
Two novel Type Six Secretion Systems in the Entomopathogenic Bacterium Xenorhabdus Bovienii Impact Bacterial Competition, Motility and Biofilm Formation Patricia Stock Christine Bradshaw Microbiology
The Regional Economics of Farm to School Programs in Southern Arizona Dari Duval Dari Duval Regional Economics
Arizona Leafy Greens: Economic Contributions of the Industry Cluster Ashley Bickel Ashley Bickel Regional Economics
Developing a Model of Type 2 Diabetes Care in Food Insecure Populations Melanie Hingle Eliza Short Diabetes Prevention and Management in Communities
Zoonotic Exposure Assessment of Arizona Agriculture Operations Gerardo Lopez Kaitlyn Benally Microbiology
Galleria Mellonella as a Complementary Model Organism to Study the Enteropathogenic E. coli Type 3 Secretion System Patricia Stock Isabel Forlastro Microbiology
Collaborating with Backcountry Enthusiasts to Understand Pollinator Biodiversity and Phenology Across the Western USA Kathleen Prudic Kathleen Prudic Biodiversity, Butterfly, Citizen Science, Conservation, Data Science
Comparison of the Air Accordion Photobioreactor with Conventional Bubble Column in the Mass Production of Haematococcus pluvialis and Arthrospira platensis Joel Cuello Chen-Han Shih Photobioreactor, Phycology
Comparative and Population Genomics of Xylariaceae: Exploring the Roles of Endophytic Fungi in Lignocellulose Degradation, Nutrient Cycling, and Secondary Metabolite Production Jana U'Ren Jana U'Ren plant-microbe interactions, comparative genomics
Associations between Depressive Symptoms, Coparenting, and Behavior Outcomes in Children with Previously Incarcerated Fathers Alexandria Pech Alexandria Pech Family and Human Development
Cooperative Extension as a Model for Disseminating the Diabetes Prevention Program to Underserved Areas Vanessa da Silva Martina Sepulveda Community
Oligofructose Alters Small Intestinal Microbiota to Improve Intestinal Nutrient-Sensing Mechanisms Frank Duca Eve Beauchemin Obesity
Alternative Groundcovers and Low-Input Nativegrasses for the Southwest U.S.A Kai Umeda Worku Burayu Turfgrass Science
Tribal Water Management and Risk-sharing Innovations Bonnie Colby Ryan Young Native American Water Rights
Papillomavirus Niche Adaptation and Viral Cancer Risk Koenraad Van Doorslaer Koenraad Van Doorslaer Cancer Virology
Arizona Experiment Station Facilities Will Host and Support your Research. Mitchel McClaran Mitchel McClaran field-based
Arizona Agriculture Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge; A Pilot Study Amber Rice Sarah McNall Social Science Quantitative
Water Transactions: Innovations, Bargaining Power, & Recent Trends Bonnie Colby Rowan Isaaks Economics of Water
Constructive and Destructive Conflict, Parenting, and Co-Parenting Alliance Olena Kopystynska Olena Kopystynska Marital (interparental) conflict, parenting, and co-parenting behaviors
Effects of Temperature on Cardinium-Induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility in a Parasitoid Martha Hunter Matthew Doremus Entomology and Insect Science
Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot Management in Alfalfa Ayman Mostafa Worku Burayu Field Crops/IPM
Living, not Dead Root Border Cells Release Extracellular DNA in Plant Defense Martha Hawes Fushi Wen Plant pathology and soil environment
Evaluation of the eEficacy of a Feed Supplement (Beef Abate) in Attenuating the Effects of Heat Stress on Growing Steers Duarte Diaz Matthew Vander Poel Animal Nutrition
Effects of in Vivo Exposure to Di-n-Butyl Phthalate on Ovulation, Fertilization, and Early Embryo Development in the Mature Superovulated Mouse Zelieann Craig Lindsay Rasmussen Reproductive Toxicology
Aquatic and Riparian Connectivity in Arid Landscapes Larry Fisher Akanksha Sharma Ecology, GIS, Human Dimensions of Conservation, Aquatic and Riparian Ecosystems, Connectivity, Landscape Ecology
Genome Biology – Pacbio Service Center Rod Wing Dave Kudrna Genomics
Developing the Next Renewable Resources Extension Act Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 George Ruyle Barbara Hutchinson Cooperative Extension Programming
Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance is a Result of Steatosis Induced Hepatocyte GABA Production and Release Benjamin Renquist Caroline Geisler Obesity/Diabetes Metabolism
The usefulness of the Wellness School Assessment Tool (WellSAT) in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) in Arizona Scottie Misner Lauren McCullough Evaluation
Flavones Counteract Epigenetic Silencing of BRCA1 in Breast Cancer Cells With Activated AhR. Donato Romagnolo Micah Donovan Cancer Biology
Application of Satellite Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring of Saline Dust Emission Sources in the Urmia Lake Watershed in Iran Markus Tuller Mohaddese Effati Satellite Remote Sensing of Dust Storms
Evaluation of Image Segmentation Methods Based on Synthesized Proxy Multiphase Porous Media Markus Tuller Mohaddese Effati Application of X-Ray Computed Tomography in Geosciences
Constructing and Operating a Bicycle-Powered Seed Pelletizing Machine for Use in Gardening and Ecological Restoration Projects Elise Gornish Ashlee Simpson Ecological Restoration/Revegetation
Adapting to Teach Climate Literacy Kerry Schwartz Betsy Wilkening Outreach Education
Implementation Strategies to Support Physical Activity Licensing Standards in Early Care and Education Settings Katherine Speirs Katherine Speirs Obesity prevention