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Three recent graduates present research at the National Speleological Society Convention

Three recent graduates gave talks at the National Speleological Society Convention in Huntsville, Alabama on Wednesday, July 16. Will Coleman (Ecology and Biodiversity major, '14) presented "Cave Biodiversity of Hamilton County, Tennessee". Will is completing this research project as a Sewanee research intern this summer. Linnea Carver (Ecology and Biodiversity, '14), authored a talk on the "Reproduction, Feeding and Diversity of Nesticus Cave Spiders". Linnea was unable to attend the Convention as she begins service in the Peace Corps this week, so her talk was presented by her research advisor, Biology professor Kirk Zigler. Vincent Leray (Biology, '13) presented "Patterns of Speciation in Ptomaphagus Cave Beetles of the South Cumberland Region". Vincent recently began graduate studies in cave biology at American University in Washington, D.C..