Ben Kerbs

Master's student
Primary office:
8004 Haworth


Summary

Advisors: Mark Mort and Dan Crawford
Research Interests: Plant systematics, biogeography, and population genetics
Hometown: Emporia, KS

 

Education:

  • BS, Emporia State University

Publications:

  • Kerbs B., J. Ressler, J.K. Kelly, M.E. Mort, A. Santos-Guerra, M.J.S Gibson, J. Caujapé-Castells, & D.J. Crawford. 2017. The potential role of hybridization in diversification and speciation in an insular plant lineage: insights from synthetic interspecific hybrids. AoB PLANTS 9: plx043; doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plx043
  • Kerbs, B. 2015. Xanthosoma undipes as a food source for Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus notabilis) and the Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster) in northwest Ecuador. Neotropical Ornithology 26: 103-107.

Presentations at Regional, National, & International Meetings: 

  • White, G., B. Kerbs, J.K. Kelly, D.J. Crawford, M.E. Mort. Mating system evolution in Azorean Tolpis succulenta (Asteraceae). KU REU Symposium Lawrence, KS. 2018. Oral presentation.
  • Kerbs, B., D.J. Crawford, & M.E. Mort. Phenotypic novelty and the potential for speciation via stabilization of hybrid recombinants in Tolpis (Asteraceae). Botany Conference, Edmonton, AB. 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Kerbs, B., D.J. Crawford, & M.E. Mort. Speciation via stabilization of hybrid recombinants in Tolpis (Asteraceae). University of Kansas Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department Seminar, Lawrence, KS. 2014. Oral presentation.
  • Kerbs, B., D.J. Crawford, & M.E. Mort. Speciation via stabilization of hybrid recombinants in Tolpis (Asteraceae). University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Session, Lawrence, KS. 2014. Poster presentation.
  • Kerbs, B. Floristic inventory of Reserva Las Gralarias, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.
  • Emporia State University Summer Research Poster Session, Emporia, KS. 2013. Poster presentation.
  • Kerbs, B. Bird-plant interactions of Reserva Las Gralarias and implications in montane rainforest conservation. Emporia State University Biology Department Seminar, Emporia, KS. 2013. Oral presentation.

Attendance at Regional, National, & International Workshops, Symposia, & Meetings: 

  • Kerbs, B. Ecological Niche Modeling: A Crash Course. Pam Soltis et al. Botany Conference, Edmonton, AB. 2015.
  • Kerbs, B. PlantingScience: Inspiring Students through Online Mentoring panelist. Edmonton, AB. 2015.

Minor Grants & Proposals: 

  • Kerbs, B. NSF Travel Grant (Botany 2015). $1,000. 2015. Funded.

Fellowships, Awards, & Honors: 

  • Kerbs, B. PlantingScience Meritorious Service Award. 2015.
  • Kerbs, B. Botanical Society of America Young Botanist Award. 2015.

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