A little over a week ago, I presented my thesis research at the Annual Meeting of the US chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE). This was my first time at a national scientific meeting, and I felt really at home. My talk was titled: "Integrating Historical, Ecological, and Social Data to Understand Patterns of Amphibian Occupancy and Habitat Availability in an Agroecosystem" (yes, I used the full character limit!). A big thank you to mycoathors: my labmate, Jaime Coon, Jenna Mattes, an undergraduate honors researcher in our lab, and my advisor, Jim Miller. It was a pleasure to present our collaborative research alongside my own thesis work.
I also attended a great drone mapping workshop instructed by Justyna Jeziorska from the NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics. It was really cool to get some in-depth instruction of turning drone photos into 3D maps- looking forward to processing some of my own drone imagery with the techniques I learned here.
Edit: [June 13th, 2018] I recently learned the I received the "Best Student Presentation" Award for my talk- the icing on the cake for a great first trip to the US-IALE Annual Meeting!