Alden Dirks presents at the Arboretum Research Symposium

Alden Dirks presents at the Arboretum Research Symposium

The Arboretum is a valuable research site for studies in ecology, restoration, environmental engineering, social science, and public health. Every year, we celebrate research at the Arboretum by hosting presentations and posters by student researchers about their projects. This event supports the education and development of emerging scientists and serves both professionals and the public by sharing current research from dynamic fields of study.

The 2022 Arboretum Research Symposium will take place virtually on February 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

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2022 Presentations and Speakers

Management matters: Differential impacts of woody management on prairie microhabitats and communities
Katherine Charton, PhD student, UW–Madison Department of Integrative Biology and Arboretum Leopold Fellow

Community dynamics of Curtis Prairie
Mary-Claire Glassenhardt, MS student, UW–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and 2021 Arboretum Research Fellow

Butterfly conservation and the effects of grassland grazing management
Skye Harnsberger, PhD student, UW–Madison Department of Entomology and 2020 Arboretum Research Fellow

Dynamics of lead pollution in Curtis Prairie
Nick Hoffman, MS student, UW–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and 2020 Arboretum Research Fellow

Impact of non-native Amynthas sp. on fungal biomass and fungal diversity in forest soils
Dana Johnson, PhD student, UW–Madison Department of Soil Science and 2021 Arboretum Research Fellow

Spatial and temporal patterns of seed deposition in encroached tallgrass prairies
Eliza Soczka, Undergraduate student, UW–Madison Department of Integrative Biology and 2021 Arboretum-sponsored Hilldale Fellowship recipient