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Sunday, January 28
 

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Monday, January 29
 

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Trade Show & Poster Social and Student Research-in-Progress Posters TBD Poster Display. A Comparison of Autumn Electrofishing and Autumn Fyke Nets for Sampling Bluegill and Redear Sunfish Populations Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. A Look into the Future: The Aquatic Research Laboratory of the Great Lakes Science Center Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. A Survey of Zooplankton Within the St. Clair-Detroit River System (2012-2015) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. A Wetland Invader and Climate Change: The Effects of Typha X Glauca on Wetland Biodiversity Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Age and Growth of Freshwater Drum in the Red River of the North, Manitoba Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Age Distribution of Yellow Perch Perca Flavescens in the Indiana Portion of Lake Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. American Marten (Martes Americana) Microhabitat Characteristics in Mixed Deciduous/coniferous Laurentian Forests Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Green River Conservation Opportunity Area Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. An Ecological Framework for Using Environmental DNA (eDNA) to Detect Kirtland’s Snakes (Clonophis kirtlandii) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Ancient Fishes in Modern Riverscapes: A Genetic Assessment of Gar (Lepisosteidae) in Illinois’ Watersheds Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Arboreal Camera Trapping Reveals Arboreal Behavior of Hyla versicolor, Peromyscus leucopus and Peromyscus maniculatus in Northern Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Artificially Inducing a Plant and Animal Mutualism: A Novel Approach to Filling a Niche Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Assessing Bat Diets via Guano Metagenomics Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Assessing Habitat Availability for Invasive Bighead Carp in the Minnesota River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Assessing Potential Silver Chub Spawning Locations in Lake Erie Using Otolith Microchemistry Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Assessing the Efficacy of Pectoral Fin Sexual Dimorphism for Gender Determination of Bighead Carp Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Burbot (Lota lota) Movement and Age Distribution Within the St. Clair-Detroit River System Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Change in the Fish Community After Restoration of the Little Rapids, St Marys River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Community Structure and Diet Composition of Fishes Within the Lower Fox River, Green Bay, Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Comparison of Northern Pike Age Estimates and Reader Precision Among Anal, Pelvic, and Pectoral Fin Rays Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Daily Growth of Young-of-year Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in the Wabash River, Indiana Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Determination of the most accurate method to estimate length and weight in small bodied fishes Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Developing a High-throughput SNP Panel for Walleye in Wisconsin and Minnesota Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Development of a Genetic Linkage Map for Cisco (Coregonus artedi) to Facilitate Integrated Studies of Adaptive Diversity Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Development of eDNA Techniques for Endangered Mussels Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Did the Massasauga (Sistrurus Catenatus) Cross the Road? Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Diel Sampling for Silver Carp in a Large Reservoir and River Backwater: Applications for Increased Catch Rates for Invasive Carp Management Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Diet Composition Influences Plasma-Lipid Metabolites Concentrations in Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Diet Content Analysis Using Gastric Lavage on Lake Sturgeon in the Manitowish River and Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Different Management Practices Affecting Arthropod Diversity in the Kakamega Rain Forest Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Differential Microhabitat Use Between Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus and Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus in Northern Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Digging for Shovels – Larval Fishes in the Lower Chippewa and Red Cedar Rivers, Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Direct Comparison of eDNA Capture and Extraction Methods Through Detection and Quantification of Target DNA in Cloned Cells and the Effect of Stochasticity on eDNA Recovery Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Distribution and Body Condition Scores in Wild Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Diversity and Abundance of Terrestrial Wildlife in Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Diversity, Distribution, and Habitat Associations of Non-native Mollusks in the Chicago Region Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Effect of Repeated Sound Exposure on Bigheaded Carp Behavior in a Pond Environment Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Effect of Vegetation Composition and Structure on Daily Nest Survival in Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and Dickcissel (Spiza americana) in Iowa Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Effects of Centrarchid Removal on Walleye (Sander vitreus) Recruitment in a Northern Wisconsin Lake Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Effects of Soil Conditions on Cutaneous Bacteria of the Red-backed Salamander Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Efficacy of Artificial Cover Objects to Monitor Tiger and Blue-Spotted Salamanders Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Estimating Angling Effort on Four of Minnesota’s Fishing in the Neighborhood Lakes via Time Lapse Cameras Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Evaluating Methodologies for Estimating Age and Growth of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Evaluating Potential Effects of Camera Density on Capture and Recapture Rates of Bobcats Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Evaluating Potential Effects of Proximity to Roadways in a Road-naïve Population of Turtles Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Evaluating the Effect of Forced Re-nesting on Whooping Crane Nest Success Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Evolutionary Consequences of Fragmentation on Plant Communities in Northwest Ohio Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Feasibility of Reintroducing Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) to Their Historic Range Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Filling in the Gaps: Clonophis Kirtlandii in Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Fish Communities and Water Quality in Two Wind Pudding Lake Basins Following Considerable Water Level Fluctuations Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Fish Species Habitat and Hydrology Preferences in Pool 12 of the Upper Mississippi River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Flood Level Impact on Channel Catfish Hatch Success in the Wabash River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Floral and Soil Stoichiometric (C:N) Response to Prescribed Fire in Tallgrass Prairie Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Food Habits and Prey Taxa and Size Selectivity of age-0 Largemouth Bass in a West-Central Minnesota Lake Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Food Selection of American Green-winged Teal During Spring Migration in Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Forensic Methods for Species Determination of Unknown Wildlife Carcasses or Remains Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Gamete Collections from Lake Michigan Deepwater Cisco to Support Reintroduction Efforts in Lake Ontario Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Genetic Analysis of Sauger Populations in the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan Drainages, Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Great Lakes Fisheries and Aquatic Biota: eDNA Technology in Monitoring and Management Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Herpetofauna Community Response to Bison (Bison Bison) Grazing in Tallgrass Prairie Remnants Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Herpetofauna Surveys on Three Public Properties in Chickasaw County, Iowa Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Immobilization Thresholds of Small Asian Carp Relative to Different Electrofishing Settings Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Incorporating Aerial Imagery into Waterfowl Population Estimates Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Influence of Environmental and Physiological Interplay on the Condition and Movement Behavior on Subpopulations Under Unpredictable Climatic Conditions Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Influence of Urban and Agricultural Contaminants on Unionids in a Controlled Streamside Laboratory Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Influence of Water Quality on Unionid Density and Diversity in a Tributary of the Chippewa River, MI, USA Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Is It Time for an Additional Approach to Wildlife Education: Better Preparing Graduates by Including the Professional Science Master’s in Our Educational Repertoire Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Larval Abundance of Catostomidae in Tributaries of the Illinois and Wabash River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Larval Fish Monitoring in the Upper Mississippi River Pools 8-13: Surveys for Emerging Populations of Asian Carps in Novel Habitats Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Long Term Biological Monitoring of the Coldwater River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Long-term Macroinvertebrate Assemblages of the White River, Indiana Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Mapping and Monitoring Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Erie for Grass Carp Risk Assessment Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Mapping High-Resolution Sonar as a Biological Research Tool Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Measuring Ruffed Grouse Drumming Log Characteristics Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Microelemental Signatures of Tributaries to the Lake Winnebago System Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Mnomen (wild Rice) Genetics Project from Kalamazoo and St. Joseph River Watersheds Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Monitoring Catch Success of Turtles in Pool 12 of the Upper Mississippi River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Morphological Variation in Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Michigan and Drowned River Mouth Lakes Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Movements and Habitat Use of Muskellunge in Green Bay, Lake Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Mycoplasma Detection and Prevalence in the Endangered Illinois Alligator Snapping Turtle Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Nebraska Elk Hunting Constraints: Perceived and Realized Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Nonlethal Strategy to Determine Gender in Brown Trout Using Morphometric Measurements Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Parental Reconstruction of Wild-Caught Young of Year Black Carp Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Patterns of Walleye Larvae Dispersal from Spawning Grounds in the Maumee River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Point Count Data Error Rates from a Large-scale, Statewide Avian Study: The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Population Change, Nest-site Selection, and Nesting Success in a Restored Population of Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, 1986-2016 Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Population Demographics of the North American River Otter in Ohio After 12 Years of Harvest Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Population Dynamics of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) in Six Major Rivers Spanning Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Predicting the Potential Distribution of the Nonnative Red Swamp Crayfish Procambarus Clarkii in the Laurentian Great Lakes Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Preliminary Assessment of Walleye, Lake Whitefish, and Yellow Perch Diets in Green Bay Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Presence of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Northern Michigan Waters and Their Relationship to Land Use and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Prey Electivity of the Slimy Sculpin Within the Lake Superior-North Watershed Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Quantifying Physical Maturation of Artificial Fish Spawning Reefs in the St. Clair-Detroit River System Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Quantifying Shorebird Abundance and Distribution Through Aerial Surveys in the Illinois River Valley Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Ranavirus Effects on Metamorphic Salamander Body Condition and Growth in Created Wetlands Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Recording Southern Flying Squirrel Responses Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Recovery of Riverine Fish Assemblage After Fish Kill in Kickapoo Creek, IL Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Relationship of Snow Goose Hunting Methods on Harvest Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Relationships Between Stream Characteristics and Mermithidae Infection Rates in Midge (Chironomidae) Specimens in Northwestern Wisconsin Streams Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Risk-averse Foraging and Gray Fox Climbing Behavior Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Sampling Designs for Landscape-level eDNA Monitoring Programs Using Three-level Occurrence Models Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Semi-automated Data Processing for Mobile Hydroacoustic Surveys Using Side-facing Transducers Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Short- and Long-term Habitat Differences in Diets of Juvenile Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides in Indiana Glacial Lakes Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Size and Demography of Illinois’ Largest Known Blanding’s Turtle Population Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Snowshoe Hare in Lower Michigan: The Shifting Range of a Climate-Sensitive Species Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Social Information and Habitat Selection in the Vermivora Complex Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Larval Asian Carp Production in Illinois and Wabash River Tributaries Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Spatial Genetic Structure of Smallmouth Bass Across Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Spatiotemporal Patterns in Diets of Nearshore Predatory Fishes in Lake Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Spawning Site Contribution and Movements of Lake Whitefish in Northwestern Lake Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Testing the Effectiveness of eDNA Procedures Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Anthropogenic Effects on the Urban and Rural Coyote Diet Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Application of Prescribed Burns and Food Plots with White-tailed Deer in Northern Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Comparison of Light Preference in Early Life History of Grass Carp Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Effect of Prescribed Fire and Deer Exclusion on an Oak-hickory Woodland of West-central Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Effect of Prescribed Fire, Landscape Position, and Deer Browsing on Spring Ephemerals in an Oak-hickory Woodland of West-central Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. The Presence of Young-of-Year Asian Carp Found in Native Piscivores Fish Diets in Lower Pool 19 and Its Tributaries Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Tracking Desert Songbirds: The Post-fledging Period in Gray Vireos (Vireo vicinior) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Tracking Grass Carp Spawning and Egg Development in the Sandusky River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Tracking the Impacts of Bat White-nose Syndrome in Wisconsin with Citizen Scientists Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Treasures from the Lower Chippewa River, Wisconsin: Genetic Marker Development and Screening in the Crystal Darter (Crystallaria asprella) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Understanding Relationships Between Habitat and Deer Demographics and Health Through Partnerships with DMAP Participants Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Using Fyke Nets to Survey Spring Ponds Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Using Side-scan Sonar to Analyze Potential Spawning Habitat of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the AuSable River, Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Utilizing Citizen Science Technology to Assist in Giraffe Conservation in Botswana Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Utilizing Non-invasive Techniques to Measure Mercury (Hg) Concentrations in Endangered, Adult Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Northeastern Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Variation of Seasonal Activity Patterns in Ursus Americanus in Wisconsin, USA Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Variations in Catostomid Fin Morphology Between Two Midwestern Rivers Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Wildlife Species Usage of Man-Made Watering Holes in the Manistee National Forest Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Wood Duck Demography in WI: Pilot Season Field Methods and Summary Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Calibrating an Index to Predict Vole Activity and Damage in Cover-Cropped Soybean Fields Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Diet of a Reintroduced River Otter Population in the Upper Rio Grande, New Mexico Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Evaluating Predator Communities and Duck Nest Survival in Eastern South Dakota Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Genetic Diversity of the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) in Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Southwest Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Habitat Modeling for River Otters in Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. I once caught a fish "THIS BIG": Using Participatory Photovoice to Understand Michigan's Great Lakes Anglers Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Impacts and Influence of Deer Density on Corn and Soybean Yields in Western Kentucky Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Microhabitat use of Migrating Northern Saw-Whet Owls (Aegolius acadicus) Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Non-target Species Occurrence at Bear Bait Sites Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Recording Flying Squirrel Responses Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Reproductive Ecology of Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) in the Wabash River Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Reproductive Potential of Asian Carp in Illinois Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Spatial and Temporal Effects of Fragmentation on Marsh Bird Communities within Saginaw Bay, Michigan Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. The Evaluation of Cover Crops for Grassland Nesting Waterfowl in Eastern South Dakota Ballroom C & Foyer Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Waterfowl Hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Participation Trends Ballroom C & Foyer
 
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