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Sunday, February 5
 

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Symposia Session - S2: Midwestern Agroecology and the Conservation of Grassland Birds. Grassland Bird Conservation and Working Lands: Creating Movement Along Multiple Pathways Arbor I/II Symposia Session - S3: Ecology of the Missouri National Recreational River. Introduction to the Ecology of the Missouri National Recreational River Grand Ballroom A Symposia Session - S4: Sustaining America's Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Advancing a 21st Century Funding Model for Fish and Wildlife Conservation Grand Ballroom E Technical Session. Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) Boom Chorus Propagation Along a Nebraska Sandhills Wind Energy-Grassland Gradient Grand Ballroom B Technical Session. Influence of Trap Modifications and Environmental Predictors on Capture Success of Southern Flying Squirrels Hawthorne Technical Session. Stream Fragmentation and Infrastructure Condition in the Great Plains Grand Ballroom F Technical Session. Stream Science to Action: A Decision-Support Tool for Salmonid Thermal Habitat Management Amidst Climate Change Grand Ballroom D Technical Session. What Lies Beneath? Identifying the Most Efficient Method to Sample Fish and Amphibian Communities in Missouri Wetlands Grand Ballroom C Symposia Session - S1: Midwestern Reservoir Management and Assessment Strategies. A Career in Reservoir Fisheries Management and the Need for an Increasing Focus on Habitat Restoration Garrat Overview of Symposium (S1). Leveraging What Works: Midwestern Reservoir Management and Assessment Strategies Garrat Overview of Symposium (S2). Restoring Heritage and Expanding Horizon: Midwestern Agroecology and the Conservation of Grassland Birds Arbor I/II Overview of Symposium (S3). Ecology of the Missouri National Recreational River Grand Ballroom A Overview of Symposium S4. Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources Grand Ballroom E

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Research-in-Progress Student Poster Session Olive Branch Room Trade Show & Poster Social Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Abstract Correction for Meretsky and Fischman Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Age and Growth Demographics of Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. American Marten Habitat Suitability in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. An Attempt to Quantify the Usefulness of Thermal Imagers for Locating Grassland Bird Nests Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Analysis of Age in the Black Crappie (Pomoxis Nigromaculatus) Using Scale Structures Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Application of Photo-identification Software Using Spot Patterns of African Civets (Civettictis Civetta) in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Assessment of Monarch Butterfly Habitat and Productivity in Urban Spaces: Methods and Approaches Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Assessment of Painted Turtle Age and Size from Long-term Pond Study Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Associations Among Habitat Characteristics and Meningeal Worm Prevalence in Eastern South Dakota Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Attractants for Asian Carp Larvae Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Bat Community Ecology of Myotis Septentrionalis in Northeastern Iowa Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Ozark Mountain Cold Water Stream Temperatures Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Benthic Foragers Selecting for the New Zealand Mud Snail Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Brood Rearing Resource Selection of Greater Sage-Grouse on the Eastern Fringe of Their Range Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Butterfly Survey of Restored Croplands and Native Prairies in the Northern Loess Hills of Western Iowa Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Changes of Native Bee Diversity in Agriculture Systems Due to Additional Habitat Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Common Snapping Turtle Monitoring and Assessment in Illinois Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Comparing Swimming Performance of Bluntnose Minnows Pimephales Notatus in Lentic and Lotic Systems Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Comparison of Methods for Characterization of Fish Thermal Habitat Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Comparison of Swimming Speeds in Larval Bighead, Silver, and Grass Carp Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Comparison of Two Sampling Techniques and Management Effects on Herptile Fauna of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Missouri Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Deer Recruitment in Wisconsin: New Estimation Methods Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Depth Distribution of Juvenile Bluegill Sunfish in an Oligotrophic Wisconsin Lake Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Determining Potential Bias by Chaoborus During Hydroacoustic Surveys of Prey Fish Biomass in Ohio Reservoirs Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Dispersal of Vertebrates Among Islands in a Riverine Ecosystem Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Distribution and Phenology of Didymosphenia Geminata in the St. Marys River, a Great Lakes Connecting Channel Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Ecotypic Variation in Physiological Reaction Norms in Wintering Lizards: A Common-environment Experiment Using Populations from Two Latitudes Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Effects of Distance from Water Control Structures on Furbearer Detection on Track Plates in Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Grantsburg, Wisconsin Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Effects of Invasive Non-Native Aquatic Macrophytes on the Foraging and Diet Composition of Small-sized Fish Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Environmental Variables Influencing Raccoon Exposure to Parvovirus in Wisconsin Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Evaluating Differences in Invertebrate Communities Between Remnant and Restored Prairies in Missouri Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Exploitation of Paddlefish in the Mississippi River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Flathead Catfish Recruitment in the Lower Wabash River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Flight Initiation Distances of Nesting Piping Plovers (Charadrius Melodus) in Response to Human Disturbance Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Free Food Is Not Free: Do Food Plots Pose Greater Predation Risk Than Resource Benefit for Northern Bobwhite Quail? Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Fuel for Shorebirds: A Survey of Potential Invertebrate Prey Items Along Northern Lake Michigan’s Coastline During Nesting and Migration Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Grassland Bird Response to Grassland Restorations That Vary in Vegetative Diversity Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Habitat Preferences of Turtles on 9-Mile Island of Pool 12 of the Mississippi River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Home Range Size, Movements, and Survival Rates of Sora and Virginia Rails in a Managed Marsh Complex in Northwestern Ohio Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Human Observers vs Autonomous Recording Units: A Comparison of Two Avian Research Methods Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Impacts of Extreme Conditions on White-tailed Deer Antlers Using Harvested and Naturally Cast Antler Metrics Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Incorporating Detection Probability into Northern Great Plains Pronghorn Population Estimates Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Influence of Body Size and Sex on Ectoparasite Loads in Southern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys Volans) Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Influence of Habitat and Intrinsic Characteristics on Survival of Neonatal Pronghorn Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Influence of Temperature Gradient on Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Rapid Creek Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Influences of Mixed Severity and Time Since Fire on Diversity in Ponderosa Habitats Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Initial Assessment of Rates of Cercariae Infections in Host Snail Populations Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Integrating Inventory and Monitoring Studies with National Park Service Park Web Pages Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Larval Fish Community Survey of Pools 19, 18, and 17 of the Upper Mississippi River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Light Traps Provide Insight About age-0 Fish Use of Restored Shorezone Areas in the St. Clair River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Loafing: The Wild Turkey's Guide to the Nap Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Long-term Changes in Biotic and Abiotic Factors Influence Larval Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) Relative Abundance Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Long-Term Fish Community Monitoring and Status of Topeka Shiner at Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Long-term Trends in age-0 Yellow Perch Perca Flavescens Abundance in Southern Lake Michigan Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Microhabitat Use of Migrating Northern Saw-whet Owls Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Minnows, Madtoms, and Mudpuppies: Population Demographics of Sensitive Aquatic Organisms Indicates Improved Habitat Conditions in the St. Clair-Detroit Rivers System Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Monitoring Data, Decision Support Tools and the Midwest Avian Data Center Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Morphological Differences in Three Catostomidae Species Between Two Midwestern Rivers Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Movement Patterns of Eastern Box Turtles in an Urban Ohio Landscape Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Multi-stressor Effects of PPCPs on Daphnia Magna Growth, Reproduction, and Mortality Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. No Changes in Bat Encounters on the Mio Ranger District During the Summers of 2010-2016 Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Ontogenetic Diet Shifts of Blue Catfish (Ictalurus Furcatus) Using Stable Isotope Analysis Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Partnering with Graduate Programs for Conservation Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Patch Size and Nest Density Influence Nest Survival Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Population Structure Analysis of Western Painted Turtles Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Qualitative Analysis of Landowner Behavior Preceding a Market Bust Using Farm Magazine Articles Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Radio-tracking Fledgling Cerulean Warblers in Southern Indiana Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Relationship Between Water Temperature and Flow Rates for Missouri Streams Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Reproductive Potential of Silver and Bighead Carp in the Upper Mississippi River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Reversing Habitat Loss in Reservoirs: No One Can Do It Alone Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Roost Site Habitat Selection by Maternity Colonies of Federally Endangered Myotis Sodalis in Bottomland Hardwood Forests Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Roosting Habits of the Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis Septentrionalis) in a Managed Forest Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) Drumming Log Preferences Near Tomahawk, Wisconsin Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Rusty Crayfish Consumption of Silver Carp Fecal Pellets Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Sampling Characteristics of Egg Mats Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Seasonal Dynamics of Blue Suckers Cycleptus Elongatus Inhabiting Great-river Tributaries in Missouri Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Seasonal Home Ranges, Movements, and Habitat Selection of Female Elk in Northwestern Minnesota Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Seasonal Movements of Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis Canadensis) on the Huron-Manistee National Forest in Northern Michigan Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Selection Preference of Cavity Nesting Waterfowl Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Stream Connectivity Effects on Island Backchannel Habitat Conditions Under Regulated Flows in the Lower Osage River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Summer Roost Selection of Four Myotis Species in the Pine Ridge Region of Western Nebraska Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Survival and Drift Behavior of Pallid Sturgeon Free Embryos and Larvae in an Artificial Channel Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Survival, Nesting, and Brood-rearing Ecology of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse in Northwestern Colorado Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Tag Retention and Survival of Small Bighead Carp Implanted with Acoustic Tags at Three Temperatures Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. The Benthic Invertebrate Communities of Northern Lake Michigan’s Cladophora “graveyards” Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. The Northeast Climate Science Center: Improving the Way Climate Science Informs Resource Management Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. The Occurrence of Pitcher’s Thistle on Piping Plover Protected Beaches Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. The Role of Habitat Size and Quality on Presence and Abundance of Small Arvicoline Rodents in Northeast Iowa Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Trends in Relative Abundance of Sport Fishes of the Tahquamenon River, Michigan During 1988-2016 Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Timber Harvest Techniques on the Bat Community in a Midwestern Hardwood Forest: Occupancy Analyses Using Bio-acoustics Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Urban Bat Community Composition Along a Rural-Urban Gradient Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Use of eDNA to Predict the Presence of Mudpuppies (Necturus Maculosus Maculosus) Along the St. Clair-Detroit River System Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Use of Lake Erie's Ohio Reef Complex by Walleye (Sander Vitreus) During the Spring Spawning Season Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Use of Silicone Passive Sampling Devices (PSDs) for Assaying Potential Exposure of Northern Leopard Frogs to Pesticides in Agricultural Wetlands Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Using Canvasbacks (Aythya Valisineria) as a Bioindicator of Wetland Quality in the Upper Midwest Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Using Citizen Science to Monitor Carnivores in Nebraska Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Using Construal Theory to Understand Students' Problemization of a Biodiversity Socio-Scientific Issue Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Using Geolocators to Examine Seasonal Movements and Migratory Connectivity of Cerulean Warblers, a Declining Migratory Songbird That Breeds in Indiana Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Using Side-scan Sonar to Classify River Aquatic Habitat Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Utilizing Diverse Cover Crop Mixes in the Establishment of Native Warm Season Grasses Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Validating Aging Structures in Asian Carp Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Variation in Fish Communities of the Lower Wabash River Lancaster Ballroom Poster Display. Vegetation Diversity and Connectedness in Ditches Across Northwest Ohio Lancaster Ballroom Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. American Marten Habitat Suitability in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Assessment and Mapping of the Milwaukee Estuary Habitat Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Butterfly Survey of Restored Croplands and Native Prairies in the Northern Loess Hills of Western Iowa Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Drawdown in Nebraskan Reservoirs, Influencing Management through Ecology and Social Behavior Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Establishing long-term Flashiness index values for West Fork White River: Analyzing trends through graphical analyses Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Evaluating Differences in Invertebrate Communities Between Remnant and Restored Prairies in Missouri Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Evaluating insecticide exposure risk for grassland wildlife on public lands Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Home range size, movements, and survival rates of sora and Virginia rails in a managed marsh complex in northwestern Ohio Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Resolving the Challenges of Scale in Managing Eastern Redcedar Invasion Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) Drumming Log Preferences Near Tomahawk, Wisconsin Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Rusty Crayfish Consumption of Silver Carp Fecal Pellets Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. The Attitudes and Rurality of Nebraskans concerning the Black-tailed Prairie Dog and its management: A Human Dimensions Inquiry Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. The Invasive Nature of Asian Carps and Predicting the impact of the Asian Carp Invasion on Native Species Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Utility of Anglersheds for Understanding Recreational Fisheries Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Vegetation Diversity and Connectedness of Ditches Across Northwest Ohio Olive Branch Room Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Western South Dakota’s dominant prairie stream fishes: an updated assessment and population dynamics Olive Branch Room
 
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