March is defense season at TTU, and we had a very busy and successful month. A hearty congratulations to Julie, Nick and Colleen for great presentations and bodies of work :-). Here are the titles:
Juliana Senawi: The Relationship between Morphology and Ecological Performance in Malaysian Insectivorous Bats. PhD Zoology. (My FIRST PhD student to graduate — YAY!).
Nick Goforth: Short-Term Effects of Wildfire on Bat Activity. MS Natural Resource Management.
Colleen Martin: Effectiveness of Operational Mitigation in Reducing Bat Mortality and an Assessment of Bat and Bird Fatalities at the Sheffield Wind Facility, Vermont. MS Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management.
Julie returns to her lectureship in Malaysia at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, while Colleen and Nick will be staying on in Lubbock for a bit while they plan the next move in their careers. We wish them the very best for the future, even though they will be missed from the lab.