Presentations and Posters:

Cardall, B. L., S. M. Shuster, G. J. Allan, and T. G. Whitham

Invasive saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) is an agent of selection in cottonwood trees (Populus fremontii)

Oral presentation at Twenty-third meething of the Arizona Riparian Council

The Lodge at Cliff Castle, Camp Verde, Arizona, April 16-18, 2009


Cardall, B. L., S. M. Shuster, G. J. Allan, and T. G. Whitham

Rapid evolution of a native tree (Populus fremontii) in response to invasive saltcedar (Tamarix spp.)

Poster at the Graduate Research Fellows Grand Challenge Innovation Summit

Science Foundation of Arizona

Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona, March 27-29, 2009


Cardall, B. L.

Identification of cottonwood genotypes resistant to invasive saltcedar and climate change

Oral presentation at the Cottonwood Symposium

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, March 6, 2009


Cardall, B. L.

Host-plant specificity in the saltcedar biocontrol beetle: is Diorhabda an agent of selection in Tamarix? (abstract)

Oral presentation at 2009 Tamarisk and Russian Olive Research Conference

Tamarisk Coalition

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, February 19, 2009


Cardall, B. L.

Genetic diversity is reduced in Fremont cottonwood where saltcedar has invaded

Oral presentation at CRTR: Colorado River Terrestrial Research Meeting

The Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program

US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Laughlin, Nevada, January 28, 2009


Cardall, B. L.

Competitive exclusion of a native foundation species by an aggressive exotic
invader:  Is there differential drought and salt tolerance in Populus fremontii and Tamarix?

Oral presentation at the Cottonwood Symposium

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, March 6, 2008


Cardall, B. L.

Fine-scale phylogenetic structure in Utah suckers (Catostomus ardens, Catostomidae, Teleostei)

in the Bonneville Basin and Snake River Drainages

M.S. Thesis Defense Seminar

College of Natural Resources and Ecology Center

Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA, December 6, 2006


Cardall, B. L. and K. E. Mock
Geographic Patterns of Genetic Variation in the Catostomid Fish Utah Sucker
Oral presentation at the 38th Annual Desert Fishes Council meetings
Death Valley National Park, California, USA, November 18, 2006


Mock, K. E., R. P. Evans, M. Crawford, B. L. Cardall, S. U. Janecke and M. P. Miller

Rangewide Molecular Structuring in Utah and June Suckers.

Poster presented at the American Genetics Association Annual Symposium "Genetics of Speciation"

Co-sponsored by Molecular Ecology, Vancouver, BC, July 21-24, 2006.


Cardall, B. L., E. D. Brodie, Jr., and C. T. Hanifin

Tetrodotoxin in the Skin Secretions of the Rough-skin Newt (Taricha granulosa)

Poster presented at the Utah State University Student Showcase

Logan, Utah, USA, April 18, 2003


Cardall, B. L.

Regeneration of Tetrodotoxin in the Rough-skin Newt

Oral presentation at the 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, March 14, 2003.


Awards and Grants:


Student Travel Award

Sackler Colloquium

National Academy of the Sciences



Research Fellow

Science Foundation of Arizona

Department of Biological Sciences

Northern Arizona University



Travel Grant

Ecology Center and Department of Wildland Resources

Utah State University



Graduate Research Support Award

Ecology Center

Utah State University


Eldon J. Gardner Undergraduate Award in Genetics

Department of Biology

Utah State University


Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities (URCO) Grant     

Utah State University


Professional and Academic Memberships :

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • The National Scholars Honor Society
  • Tamarisk Coalition
  • Arizona Riparian Council