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Ducks fly over rough water on the Bay of Green Bay.

2012 Cofrin Student Symposium

March 6th, 1 - 4 pm

1965 Room UWGB Student Union

Please join us for the 23rd Cofrin Student Symposium. The nine students who received Cofrin Grants to complete independent research in association with one or more Biodiversity Center managed UWGB natural areas will be presenting their results. this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about the program, especially if you are thinking of applying for a grant this year. 

Tentative Schedule

Time Speaker Title
1:00 Bob Howe Welcome and Introduction
1:10 Lindsey Bender “Effects of understory herbaceous community composition on soil microbial respiration, soil nutrient cycling, and microbial community composition.” 
1:28 Nick Janak "The effect of dead fine root inputs on soil microbial biomass and enzyme activity – the path to soil organic matter accumulation."
1:46 Mark Wolf  “Spatial and temporal variation in frog breeding activity at the Toft Point Natural Area in Door County, Wisconsin.”
2:04 Jesse Weinzinger “Mammal Survey of the Toft Point State Natural Area.” 
2:22 Alicia Brunner "Monitoring eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) nest boxes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus."
2:40 Gary Wauters  “A Mammal Survey of the Brussels Hill Pit Cave.” 
2:58 David Lawrence "Continued Baseline Study of Fish Assemblages in the Wequiock Creek Estuary, at Pt au Sable Wisconsin, Including Quatrefoil Light Traps.” 
3:16 Ashley Fehrenbach entitled “Diversity of the herbaceous layer with respect to light availability and topography at the Wabikon Lake Forest Dynamics Plot in northern Wisconsin.”
3:34 Kari Hagenow "Examining the Potential for Density-dependent Seedling Mortality within a Temperate Forest Plot in Northern Wisconsin."