Stickleback

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Publications

Peer Reviewed

Zielke, H., Adamzyk, C., Berens, M., Conrad, R., Gerringer, M., Oellers, J., Ottermanns, R., Rehage, N., Schneider, A.J., Simon, A., Spira D., Weigel, E., Ahlf, W., Feiler U., Seiler T.-B. and Hollert, H. A question of timing - Time-dependence of results in three sediment contact test systems using fish embryos, bacteria and nematodes. In prep for Aquatic Toxicology Read the chapter within Hanno Zielke's Thesis here        
Read short reports from the Student's Lab: Fascinating Environment (German/English)     Read an interview of my experience by the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Weigel, E. G., DeNieu, M., & Gall, A.J. (Submitted). Oh, Behave! Behavior as an interaction between genes and the environment.

Tran, M.V., Weigel, E. G., & Richmond, G. (Accepted). Analyzing Upper Level Undergraduate Knowledge of Evolutionary Processes: Can Class Discussions Help?. Journal of College Science Teaching.

Tinghitella, R. M., Weigel, E., Head, M., & Boughman, J.W. (2013). Flexible mate choice when mates are rare and time is short. Ecology and Evolution.

Weigel, E. (2008). Rotifer Ecotoxicology: Behavioral Avoidance of Toxicants. Honors Thesis. Georgia Tech ePublications. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Terry Snell, Second Reader: Dr. Julia Kubanek

Other Publications

Weigel, E. (2013). Beacon Buzz. Bi-Monthly Newsletter of BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. March 2013 May 2013 Summer 2013 October 2013 December 2013

Tameesh, F.* & Weigel, E. (2012) Adaptive Dynamics Models and Game Theory BEACON: Evolution 101. Blog of BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E. (2011) The "Mating" Game. BEACON Researchers at Work. Blog of BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
Coverage: Read Carnival of Evolution #38   More coverage

Weigel, E. (2009) A Night with Dan Gordon. November 2009 Issue. The HyPe: Georgia Tech Honors Program News.

Weigel, E. (2008) It's Not About The Money. September 2008 Issue. The HyPe: Georgia Tech Honors Program News.

Editorial Work

The Tower, vols. 1 & 2

Presentations

2014

Tillotson, M.*, Foster, S.*, Mobley, R., Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Testing the effect of reproductive state on olfaction in threespine stickleback. Poster Presentation. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA 4/4/2014. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Rienne, G.*, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Seasonal Patterns of Male Stickleback (Gasterosteus spp.) Courtship and Nesting Activity. Poster Presentation. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA 4/4/2014. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Foster, S.*, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Is bigger really better?: Nest size doesn’t influence female mate choice in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus spp.). Poster Presentation. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA 4/4/2014. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E. (2014). Temporal Patterns in Sexual Selection in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Platform Presentation. EDGE (Enthusiasts of Diversity, Genetics, and Evolution) Seminar. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA 3/7/2014.

Weigel, E. (2014). Traveling Through Time and Space: The CIRTL-Exchange Journey. Platform Presentation. NSF Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network Leaders Meeting. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA 3/7/2014.

Weigel, E. (2014). How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of evolution?. Platform Presentation. Biology Education Research Group Seminar. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA 3/5/2014.

Weigel, E. & Boughman, JW. (2014). "Low" and Behold: Short-term exposure to low-density conditions is enough to positively influence male reproductive success in Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Platform Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA 3/1-2/2014.

Foster, S.*+, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Is bigger really better?: Nest size doesn't influence female mate choice in Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus spp.). Poster Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA 3/1-2/2014. *Undergraduate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

Rienne, G.*+, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Seasonal Patterns of Male Stickleback (Gasterosteus spp.) Courtship and Nesting Activity. Poster Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA 3/1-2/2014. *Undergraduate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

Cipolla, E.*+, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2014). Differences observed in nesting and mating behavior in high and low density treatments of male stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA 3/1-2/2014. *Post-Baccalaureate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

2013

Rienne, G.*+, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2013). Seasonal Patterns of Male Stickleback (Gasterosteus spp.) Courtship and Nesting Activity. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Review, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 12/10/2013. *Undergraduate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

Cipolla, E.*+, Weigel, E., & Boughman, JW. (2013). Differences observed in nesting and mating behavior in high and low density treatments of male stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Review, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 12/10/2013. *Undergraduate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

Weigel, E. (2013). What is BEACON? Exhibit Presentation. National Association of Biology Teachers 75th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 11/21-22/2013.

Weigel, E., Cipolla, E.*, Reh-Gingerich, A.*, and Boughman, JW. (2013). Density impacts nest timing, not weight, in a stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. BEACON Day 2013 @ North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, 10/2-3/13. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E., Cipolla, E.*, and Boughman, JW. (2013). The effects of a density shift on nesting and mating behavior in a species of stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. Michigan Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)-King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellows (KCP-FFF) Fall Conference, East Lansing, Michigan 9/6/2013. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E., Cipolla, E.*+, Reh-Gingerich, A.* and Boughman, JW. (2013). The effects of a density shift on nesting and mating behavior in a species of stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan 8/14/2013. *Undergraduate Co-Author, +Co-Presenter

Weigel, E., Mead, L., and McElhinny, T. (2013). The disorder of order: How genetics knowledge impacts student understanding of evolution. Platform Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan 8/14/2013.

Tinghitella, R. M., Weigel, E., Head, M., & Boughman, J.W. (2013). Flexible mate choice when mates are rare and time is short. Platform Presentation. 50th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society. Boulder, Colorado, USA. 7/28-8/1/2013.

Cipolla, E.* & Weigel, E., & Boughman, J.W. (2013). The effects of a density shift on nesting and mating behavior in a species of stickleback fish. Poster Presentation. 2013 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE). East Lansing, Michigan, USA 7/24/2013. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E. (2013). How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of evolution? MSU FAST Fellows Symposium. East Lansing, Michigan, USA 4/30/2013.

Weigel, E. (2013). How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of evolution? Symposium on Teaching, Learning and Graduate Education at MSU: A Joint Endeavor of FAST, IIT, and RCAH Fellows. East Lansing, Michigan, USA 4/19/2013.

Weigel, E. (2013). Genetically Hardwired: How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of concepts in evolution? NSF Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Online Teaching-as-Research Conference. 4/16/2013.

Weigel, E., Tinghitella, R. M., & Boughman, J.W. (2013). Play the odds: Mate availability, not timing, impacts female reproductive investment. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA 3/22-24/2013.

Reh-Gingerich, A.* & Weigel, E. (2013). Male Courtship Activity Fluctuates Across the Season. Poster Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA 3/22-24/2013. *Best Undergraduate Poster Winner

Weigel, E. (2013). Temporal Impacts of Sexual Selection in Threespine Stickleback. Platform Presentation. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) Program Colloquium, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 3/13/2012.

Weigel, E. (2013). Fishing for a Mate: Threespine Stickleback Mating Across the Season. Platform Presentation. Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Meeting, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 3/14/2012.

2012

Weigel, E. & Reh-Gingerich, A.* (2012). Male Courtship Activity Fluctuates Across the Season. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Review, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 12/11/2012. *Undergraduate Co-Author

Weigel, E. (2012). Sexual Signaling Loss in Empirical, Theoretical, and Digital Systems. Poster Presentation. Cyber Infrastructure Days. East Lansing, Michigan, USA 10/25/12-10/26/12.

Weigel, E. (2012). Sexual Signaling Loss in Empirical, Theoretical, and Digital Systems. Poster Presentation. NSF Science and Technology Center Annual Meeting. Arlington, Virginia, USA 8/28/12-8/29/12.

Tinghitella, R. M., Weigel, E.,& Boughman, J.W. (2012). Flexible mate choice in response to intrinsic and social cues: Effects of mate availability and time of season. Platform Presentation. Seventh International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution. Seattle, Washington, USA 7/29/12-8/4/12.

Weigel, E., Tinghitella, R. M., & Boughman, J.W. (2012). Temporal fluctuations in clutch timing as a mechanism for sexual signaling loss. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan 7/17/2012.

Tinghitella, R. M., Weigel, E., & Boughman, J.W. (2012). Flexible mate choice in response to extrinsic and intrinsic cues: Effects of mate availability and aging. Platform Presentation. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 7/6-10/2012.

Weigel, E., Tinghitella, R. M., & Boughman, J.W. (2012). Mate availability influences timing and number of clutches in sticklebacks. Poster Presentation. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 7/6-10/2012.

Weigel, E. & Tinghitella, R. M. (2012). Mate availability and hybridization in the threespine stickleback. Poster Presentation. Council of Graduate Students Graduate Academic Conference, East Lansing, Michigan 3/30/2012. **Best Poster Presentation Winner.

Weigel, E. & Tinghitella, R. M. (2012). Mate availability and hybridization in the threespine stickleback. Poster Presentation. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio 3/24/2011.

2011

Weigel, E. & Tinghitella, R. M. (2011). Mate availability and hybridization in the threespine stickleback. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Review, East Lansing, Michigan 12/7/2011.

Weigel, E. & Tinghitella, R. M. (2011). Mate availability and hybridization in the threespine stickleback. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution In Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan 8/10/2011.

Lucek, K., Rowe, H., & Weigel, E. (2011). An analytically tractable model for competitive speciation. Platform Presentation. FroSpects Winter School for Eco-evolutionary Modeling of Speciation, Abisko, Sweden 3/11/2011.

Weigel, E. (2011). Sexual signaling loss. Platform Presentation. FroSpects Winter School for Eco-evolutionary Modeling of Speciation, Abisko, Sweden 3/7/2011.

2010

Weigel, E., Schenkl, B. (2010). Balancing roles: Working as a research and study liason to Germany while pursuing an undergraduate degree. Platform Presentation. DAAD North America Young Ambassador Conference, New York, New York 8/20/2010.

Weigel, E. (2010). The importance of international experience in undergraduate research. Platform Presentation. DAAD North American Young Ambassador Conference, New York, New York 8/20/2010.

Weigel, E. (2010). Behavioral Observations of Male Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster Presentation. Atlanta, Georgia. 3/16/2010.

2009

Zielke,H., Adamzyk, C., Rehage, R., Weigel, E., Spira,D., Preuss,T.G., Schmidt,B., Feiler,U., Seiler, T.-B., and Hollert, H. (2009). Effects of ageing on bioavailability and uptake of pollutants from spiked sediments. SETAC-GLB Poster Presentation, Munich,10/5-7/2009.

Weigel, E. (2009). What is The Tower? How to submit, work for, and find The Tower across campus. Undergraduate Research Kaleidoscope. Platform Presentation. Atlanta, Georgia 9/9/2009. Listen

Weigel, E. (2009). Behavioral Observations of Male Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus): Role of Males in Cooperative Breeding. Tierpark Hellabrunn-Technical University of Munich: Zoo Behavioral Study Cooperation End-of-Year Review. Platform Presentation. Munich, Germany. 7/23/2009.

2008

Weigel, E. (2008). Behavior of Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in Zoos. Tierpark Hellabrunn-Technical University of Munich: Zoo Behavioral Study Cooperation Fall Preview. Platform Presentation. Munich, Germany. 12/17/2008.

Weigel, E. (2008). Rotifer Ecotoxicology: Behavioral Avoidance of Toxicants. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster Presentation. Atlanta, Georgia. 4/3/2008