Poster Forum

ALVSCE Poster Forum

The goal of this event is to showcase all research at ALVSCE, including research done in Academic Units and Cooperative Extension, and to foster collaboration.

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

Snacks will be provided.

Date: TBD
Venue: ENR2 2nd Floor, Rooms S215 & S225
Time: 11 am to 1:00 pm

2019 Poster List:

By Number - By Presenter - By Faculty - By Unit


Title Faculty Presenter Area of Research Poster Number Unit
Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing the plant antimicrobials carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde inactivate Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens in sealed plastic bags. Sadhana Ravishankar Stephanie Arellano Microbiology-Food Safety
Persistence and internalization of Salmonella onin organic spinach sprout Exploring the contamination route Sadhana Ravishankar Hunter Cole Food safety
Multiscale Opportunistic Fusion of NEON, Landsat TM/OLI, MODIS and VIIRS Data for the Validation of Satellite based Vegetation Index Time Series Kamel Didan Baishali Barua Remote Sensing Data and Methods
Concentration-dependent Inhibition of Escherechia coli O157:H7 and Potentially Carcinogenic Heterocyclic Amines in Heated Group Beef Patties by Apple, Olive, and Onion Powders and Clove Bud Oil Sadhana Ravishankar Vimarys Oliveras Food Safety
Clostridium difficile associated disease: looking beyond the toxins Gayatri Vedantam Farhan Anwar Microbiology/Bacteriology/Human health
Impacts of LED lighting on bioefficiency, cluster architecture, and nutraceutical content in oyster mushroom production. Barry Pryor Barry Pryor Mycoculture
Synergistic Effects of Combination Treatments of Essential Oils and a Plant Extract Against Multi – drug Resistant Salmonella Newport on Organic Leafy Greens Sadhana Ravishankar Qi Wei Microbiology- Food safety
Opportunities to Improve Drip Irrigation in Arizona Landscapes Ursula Schuch Ursula Schuch Irrigation
Characterizing infections and host-pathogen interactions of Chlorella spp. by the predatory algal bacterial pathogen, Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus Judith Brown Seth Steichen Microbial Genomics and Algal Biofuels
Isolation, identification and nematicidal activity of secondary metabolites produced by the entomopathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus l. sonorensis (Enterobacteriaceae) against the root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita (Tylenchidae) Patricia Stock Ayako Kusakabe Bacteria toxins and secondary metabolites
The Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center’s Microbiology Team Charles Gerba Walter Betancourt Microbiology
Life in the City: Spatial Ecology of the Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister) in Tucson Matt Goode Brieanna Whitehair Ecology and Conservation
Arizona Extension Dairy Forage Initiative Duarte Diaz Blase Evancho Agronomy
Influence of host phylogeny and leaf chemistry on foliar endophytic communities of Quercus Jana U'Ren Megan Nickerson Ecology, Evolution, Symbiosis, Microbiome
Discovery & Development of Natural Product-Based Potential Immuno-Therapeutics for Melanoma LESLIE GUNATILAKA Kithsiri Wijeratne Natural Products-Based Drug Discovery
Genome Assemblies of Drosophila Endoparasitoids Reveal Mechanisms of Venom Evolution Todd Schlenke Earl Middlebrook Evolutionary Genomics
Molecular and Phenotypic Characterization of a Noncoding RNA in Arabidopsis thaliana Mark Beilstein Kyle Palos Genetics
RNA-directed DNA Methylation mediates parental conflict during seed development in Capsella grandiflora (Brassicaceae) Mark Beilstein Kelly Dew-Budd Plant Genetics
Root Traits Associated with Drought Tolerance in Barley Martha/ Michael Hawes/ Ottman Andrea Carter Rhizosphere/Agronomy
Planet Microbe: Toward the integration of oceanographic ‘omics, environmental and physiochemical data layers Bonnie Hurwitz Bonnie Hurwitz Bioinformatic
Increasing STEM Capacity in the Local Community at The Santa Rita Experimental Range Martha Gebhardt Martha Gebhardt STEM Outreach/Education
The cell adhesion molecule Hemomucin is a key determinant of host-parasitoid interactions Todd Schlenke Kevin Ferro Host-parasite interactions
Bringing Scientific Research & Industry Together to Find Solutions to Desert Agriculture's Pressing Problems Paul Brierley Paul Brierley Agriculture
A Discrete Choice and Revealed Preference Analysis of Food Shopping Attributes for Yavapai County Consumers Russell Tronstad Chia-Yi Chin Food Marketing; Consumer Preferences; Rural Economic Development
SnowView: A satellite data and model driven decision support tool for water resource management Willem van Leeuwen Patrick Broxton Snow hydrology and Water Resources
In vitro evaluation of fungicides for the management of citrus brown wood rot in Arizona Jiahuai Hu Cyrus Mao Plant Pathology
Draft genome assembly of the entomopathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. sonorensis Caborca Patricia Stock Duy An Duong Bioinformatics, microbiology, biochemistry
Catchment-scale redistribution of lithogenic solutes and black carbon over three years following wildfire in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, USA Jon Chorover Michael Pohlmann Soil biogeochemistry following wildfire
Saturated Column Transport Studies of Insensitive and Traditional Munitions in Soil Katerina Dontsova Yake Wang Contaminant Transport in porous media
Forage Testing Provides Valuable Information to Arizona Producers with Cattle Grazing Native Rangelands Ashley Wright Ashley Wright Livestock
Cooperative Extension as a Model for Dissemination of the National Diabetes Prevention Program Vanessa da Silva Rachael Hearne Chronic disease prevention
Adsorption of Insensitive Munition to Water-Dispersible Clay: Impact of Organic Carbon, Aluminosilicate Clay, and Extractable Iron. Katerina Dontsova Chao Qin Soil and Environmental Quality
Assessing GI influences on soil microbial hydrogen consumption. Laura Meredith Dana Thorne Urban ecology
Seed to Read Program Development Katherine Speirs Hope Wilson Early Childhood
DroughtView 2.0: A Satellite Based Vegetation Drought Monitoring Web Application Kyle Hartfield Kyle Hartfield Remote Sensing
Comparison of Grazing Behavior of Rangefed Raramuri Criollo Steers During Pre-monsoon and Monsoon Seasons George Ruyle Flavie Audoin Grazing Behavior, Diet Selection and Meat Characteristics of Rangefed Raramuri Criollo Cattle during each season in Southeastern Arizona
Evaluation of the FARMacy Program - A Prescription for a Healthier Community Elizabeth Sparks Elizabeth Sparks Obesity prevention
Leadership and Entrepreneurship Education Through a Collaborative, Flipped Classroom Amber Rice Taylor Merrick Agriculture Education
Cyclospora: Potential Reservoirs and Occurrence in Irrigation Waters Gerardo Lopez Gloria Villa Barbosa Enviormental Microbiology
Large influence of a small rainfall pulse on long-term plant community dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland Elise Gornish Maowei Liang Rangelands Management and Restoration
UACE Common Measures: Creating an Evaluation System across Cooperative Extension Program Areas Michele Walsh DeeDee Avery Cooperative Extension
Engaging Parents Deborah Curley, MPH Katherine Speirs, PhD FCHS
Geochemistry of Iron King Legacy MIne Tailings treated through Phytostabilization Jon Chorover Nicholas Buchanan Environmental Chemistry, Contaminate Fate and Transport, Superfund Sites
Diagnostic Techniques for Infectious Diseases in Shrimp Arun Dhar Joshua Lin Aquaculture Pathology
Developing Diverse Leaders: Best Practices in 4-H Healthy Habits Programming Michele Walsh Madeleine deBlois positive youth development
Integrative Analysis Unveiled Convergent Downstream Effects of eQTLs Susceptible to Alzheimer’s Disease Haiquan Li Haiquan Li Translational bioinformatics
Architecture of the deep critical zone, Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Northern New Mexico Jon Chorover Bryan Moravec Environmental Geochemistry
Soil Bradyrhizobium: Not Just for N-Fixation Anymore Paul Carini Amanda Howe Soil microbiology
Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Roof-harvested Rainwater Jon Chorover Norma Villagómez-Márquez Water Science, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Increasing soil carbon for future water solutions and desert agricultural sustainability Joseph Blankinship Shelby Hoglund Soil Biogeochemistry
Rangelands Rock! Learn about Rangeland Ecology and Management on Global Rangelands / Rangelands West George Ruyle Sarah Noelle Rangeland Management
Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center George Ruyle Sarah Noelle Natural Resources Law
Water Quality Dynamics in an Effluent-dominated Reach of the Santa Cruz River, AZ Michael Bogan Hamdhani Hamdhani Stream Ecology
Changes in Dissolved Organic Matter along a Permafrost Thaw Chronosequence in a Subarctic Peatland Malak Tfaily Roya AminiTabrizi Carbon cycling, climate change
Pacbio Sequencing for Genome Biology: Long Read Sequencing Rod Wing David Kudrna Genomics
An Entrepreneurship Education Engine Model for Universities Emre Toker Emre Toker Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Mapping Earth Fissure in Arizona Using UAV-Based Multi-Angle Photography Bailey Bellavance Bailey Bellavance Arid Lands
Simple Approaches to Examine Economic Impacts of Water Reallocations from Agriculture Ashley Bickel Ashley Bickel Economics, Water
Optimizing Spectral Quality with Quantum Dots for Controlled Environment Agriculture Gene Giacomelli Charles Parrish Controlled Environment Agriculture; Optics
Advance Understanding of Dryland Carbon Uptake Using Novel Remote Sensing Techniques William Smith Xian Wang carbon cycles and remote sensing
Preservice Agriculture Teachers’ Science Content Knowledge through CASE Amber Rice Taylor Bird Content Knowledge
Insulin signaling in mosquitoes: A novel mechanism for controlling malaria and dengue Michael Riehle Michael Riehle Medical Entomology
Management of Sugarcane Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Forage Sorghum in Arizona Ayman Mostafa Kyle Harrington Field Crops IPM
Extension Food Nutrition Education Program 50th Anniversary Daniel McDonald Joanie Contreras Contreras Nutrition Based Outreach program for limited resource and low income audiences.
Characterization of Tree Fruit Bacterial Communities during Harvest Kerry Cooper Kerry Cooper Food Safety
Assessing the Availability, Appeal, and Promotion of Healthier Foods in Arizona Small Stores Laurel Jacobs Kathryn Orzech Health Disparities
The Garden Kitchen Jenn Parlin Heather Robinson Family and Consumer Sciences
Mapping Climate Exposure and Climate Information Needs to Water Utility Business Functions Jeremy Weiss Jeremy Weiss water resources and management
The Effect of Mortality Salience on Overconsumption and Sustainable Product Choice Sabrina Helm Grace Wofford Consumption and Climate Change
Personal and Environmental Factors Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Purchasing among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-Authorized Stores in Pima County, Arizona Scottie Misner Natalia Santos Food Environment
Arizona Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP): Who, What, Where? Betsy Greene Juan Arias Tribal Extension
Child Care Providers’ Use of Role Modeling to Promote Heathy Eating Katherine Speirs Katherine Speirs Early Childhood
Sand Concentration in Fecal Matter of Horses from Different Housing Backgrounds Betsy Greene Daniella Peinovich Animal Health
Geographic Distribution of SNAP-Ed Eligible Population and Direct Education Participation in Arizona Dari Duval Dari Duval Agricultural & Resource Economics
Constructing and Operating a Bicycle-Powered Seed Pelletizing Machine for Use in Gardening and Ecological Restoration Elise Gornish Marci Caballero-Reynolds Ecological Restoration
Nativegrasses and Groundcovers for Landscapes of Arizona Kai Umeda Worku Burayu Turfgrass Science
Irrigated Alfalfa Response to P and K Fertilizers in the Low Desert Arizona Ayman Mostafa Worku Burayu Field Crops
Machining a Solution to Data Heavy Rangeland Research: Case study with Camera-trap photo processing George Ruyle Brandon Mayer Rangeland management
Five Tips for Large-Scale Assessment of School Wellness Policies Using the WellSAT Scoring System Theresa LeGros Theresa LEGROS Evaluation of Public Health Nutrition Programs
A New Unmanned Aircraft System-Assisted Optical Trapezoid Model for Soil Moisture Estimation Markus Tuller Ebrahim Babaeian Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture
Hydraulic and Aeration Properties of Soilless Greenhouse Substrate Mixtures Markus Tuller Mohammad Gohardoust Soilless Greenhouse Culture
Relating Evapotranspiration Rate, Soil and Plant Temperature, and SWIR Reflectance to Estimate Root Water Uptake Markus Tuller Ebrahim Babaeian Remote Sensing of Land Surface Processes