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Wendy Leuenberger

SUNY ESF
Graduate Student
Syracuse, NY
I moved to Kentucky after my Master's and am attending this conference to learn about regional issues. I am presenting my Master's research on experimental ice storms and their effect on birds and caterpillars. This research was conducted at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.

In my new position, I work as a biometrician for the Forestry and Natural Resources Department at the University of Kentucky. I conduct statistical analyses, write grants and manuscripts, assist members of the department with statistical or coding questions, and work in the field.
Sunday, January 28
 

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Monday, January 29
 

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Tuesday, January 30
 

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Trade Show & Poster Social and Student Research-in-Progress Posters 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. Arboreal Camera Trapping Reveals Arboreal Behavior of Hyla versicolor, Peromyscus leucopus and Peromyscus maniculatus in Northern Wisconsin Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Assessing Bat Diets via Guano Metagenomics 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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. Feasibility of Reintroducing Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) to Their Historic Range 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Nebraska Elk Hunting Constraints: Perceived and Realized 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. 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. 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. 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. The Application of Prescribed Burns and Food Plots with White-tailed Deer in Northern Wisconsin 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. Tracking Desert Songbirds: The Post-fledging Period in Gray Vireos (Vireo vicinior) Ballroom C & Foyer Poster Display. Tracking the Impacts of Bat White-nose Syndrome in Wisconsin with Citizen Scientists 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. 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 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. 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. 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
 
Wednesday, January 31
 

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