Presentations & Publications

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Peer Reviewed

Other Publications

Editorial Work

The American Biology Teacher

The Tower, vols. 1 & 2

Presentations

2016

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2016). Courtship experience and success affect male behavioral, morphological, and extended phenotypes. Oral Presentation. Evolution 2016, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, 6/17-21/2016.

  • Kovacs, J.L., Weigel, E. Brown, K.,* & and Werren, J.H. (2016). Evolutionary and Ecological Impacts of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Arthropods. Oral Presentation. Evolution 2016, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, 6/17-21/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Weigel, E., Kovacs, J.L., and Werren, J.H. (2016). Evolutionary novelty: Horizontal gene transfer in the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus. Poster Presentation. Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Annual Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 6/12-14/2016.

  • Weigel, E., Mead, L., & McElhinny, T. (2016). How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of concepts in evolution? Poster Presentation. Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Annual Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 6/12-14/2016.

  • Brown, K.,* Weigel, E., Kovacs, J.L., & Werren, J.H. (2016). Horizontal Gene Transfer in Arthropods. Oral Presentation. Spelman Research Day, Atlanta, Georgia, 4/15/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Michel, B.,* Weigel, E., & Kovacs, J.L. (2016). Determining the Difference Between Commercial Honey and Hive Honey. Poster Presentation. Spelman Research Day, Atlanta, Georgia, 4/15/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Mobley, R.B., Foster, S.R.*, Tillotson, M.L.*, Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2016). Fish Brains on Acid: Stickleback Visual and Olfactory Perception in Response to Altered Humic Environments. Midwestern Ecology & Evolution Conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 3/19-20/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Kovacs, J.L., Weigel, E. Brown, K.,* & and Werren, J.H. (2016). Evolutionary and Ecological Impacts of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Arthropods. Oral Presentation. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., 2/25-27/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Weigel, E., Kovacs, J.L., and Werren, J.H. (2016). Evolutionary novelty: Horizontal gene transfer in the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus. Oral Presentation. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 1/3-7/2016.

  • Brown, K.,* Weigel, E. & Kovacs, J.L., and Werren, J.H. (2016). Identifying candidate shared horizontally transferred genes in the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus. Poster Presentation. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 1/3-7/2016. *Undergraduate Co-Author

2015

  • Weigel, E., Kovacs, J.L., and Werren, J.H. (2015). Evolutionary novelty: Horizontal gene transfer in the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus. Poster Presentation. The SouthEastern Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG), Eatonton, Georgia. 10/23-25/2015.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2015). Sex and Experience: Does Practice Help? Oral Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Weekly Seminar, East Lansing, Michigan. 9/18/2015.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2015). Short-term shifts in demography can have lasting consequences on extended phenotypes. Oral Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan. 8/15-18/2015.

  • Mobley, R.B., Foster, S.R.*, Tillotson, M.L.*,Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2015). Multisensory Influences of Humic Acid on Threespine Stickleback Behavior. Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan. 8/15-18/2015. *Undergraduate Co-Author

  • Weigel, E. & Taylor, A. (2015). #SciStuChat. Poster Presentation. ComSciCon, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, Cambridge, MA. 6/18-20/15.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, J.W. (2015). Doing the right thing, the right amount: Male investment and reproductive success in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Oral Presentation. Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 3/13-15/2015.

  • Weigel, E. (2015). Hot or Not? Just Try. TED Talk. TEDxMSU, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 3/4/15.

2014

  • Weigel, E. (2014). Oh, Behave! Behavior as an interaction between genes and the environment. BEACON/NESCent Evolution Teacher Workshop - “ Evolution in Action ” for the 2014 Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Cleveland, Ohio. 11/12-15/14.

  • Weigel, E., Mead, L., & McElhinny, T. (2014). Curriculum Interplay: What Putting Genetics Courses First Can Show Us About How Students Understand Evolution. Oral Presentation. 2nd Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 10/3-4/2014.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, JW. (2014). Short-term density exposure affects male reproductive success in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Poster Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan. 8/16-19/2014.

  • Weigel, E., Mead, L., & McElhinny, T. (2014). Genetic Variation as a Pivotal Point in Genetics-to-Evolution Course Sequences. Oral Presentation. BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Annual Congress, East Lansing, Michigan. 8/16-19/2014.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, JW. (2014). Short-term density exposure affects male reproductive success in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Poster Presentation. International Society for Behavioral Ecology, CUNY Animal Behavior Institute, Hunter College, City University of New York, NYC. 7/31-8/5/2014.

  • Weigel, E., Mead, L., & McElhinny, T. (2014). How and why can knowledge of concepts in genetics improve student understanding of concepts in evolution? Poster Presentation. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) National Meeting, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minnesota. 7/17-20/2014.

  • Weigel, E. & Boughman, JW. (2014). Short-term density exposure affects male reproductive success in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Oral Presentation. Evolution 2014, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. 6/20-24/2014.

  • 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). Oral 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. Oral 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?. Oral 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). Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral Presentation. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) Program Colloquium, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. 3/13/2013.

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

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. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral Presentation. FroSpects Winter School for Eco-evolutionary Modeling of Speciation, Abisko, Sweden. 3/11/2011.

  • Weigel, E. (2011). Sexual signaling loss. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral 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. Oral 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.