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Taylor West

Illinois Natural History Survey
Research Assistant
trwest2@illinois.edu
B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 2017

Interests: herpetology, genetics, evolutionary biology, animal behavior, disease ecology
Sunday, January 28
 

6:00pm

 
Monday, January 29
 

1:00pm

1:20pm

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2:20pm

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Tuesday, January 30
 

8:00am

8:20am

8:40am

9:00am

9:20am

9:40am

10:20am

10:40am

11:00am

11:20am

11:40am

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Trade Show & Poster Social and Student Research-in-Progress Posters 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. 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. 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. Evaluating Potential Effects of Proximity to Roadways in a Road-naïve Population of Turtles 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. 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. Monitoring Catch Success of Turtles in Pool 12 of the Upper Mississippi River Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Mycoplasma Detection and Prevalence in the Endangered Illinois Alligator Snapping Turtle Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Ranavirus Effects on Metamorphic Salamander Body Condition and Growth in Created Wetlands Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Size and Demography of Illinois’ Largest Known Blanding’s Turtle Population Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Testing the Effectiveness of eDNA Procedures Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Tracking the Impacts of Bat White-nose Syndrome in Wisconsin with Citizen Scientists 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: Autumn Habitat Selection of Eastern Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Delaware County, Indiana 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
 
Wednesday, January 31
 

8:00am

8:40am

9:00am

9:20am

10:40am

11:10am

11:40am