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 undergraduate and graduate 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 2023 Arboretum Research Symposium will take place at the Visitor Center on March 2, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, no registration is required. This years’ topics range from water quality to small mammals to environmental education. Please join us to learn about the latest Arboretum research and support our student researchers. Bring your questions!
2023 Presentations and Speakers
Seasonal Extremes: Understanding the Role of Macrophyte Phenology on Water Quality in Lake Wingra
Adrianna Gorsky, PhD student, Freshwater and Marine Sciences Program, UW–Madison
Carbon Dynamics of a Long-Term Litter Manipulation Experiment in Wisconsin Woodlands and Restored Prairie
Mia Keady, PhD student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison
Environmental Education and Behavior Change
Ben Douglas, PhD student, Department of Psychology, UW–Madison
Plant Community Changes in Curtis Prairie
Mary-Claire Glasenhardt, MS student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison
Spatial Patterns in the Vegetation of Curtis Prairie
Isaac Bailey, MS student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison
Stem Density of Invasive Shrubs Facilitate Increased Winter Seed Removal by Small Mammals
Mark Fuka, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology, UW–Madison
Using Warming Chambers to Understand Plant Community Assembly
Michelle Homann, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology, UW–Madison
Do Invasive Shrub Removal Techniques Affect Small Mammal Granivory?
Eren Wolf, undergraduate student, Environmental Science and Conservation Biology, UW–Madison
Alexa Hanson, undergraduate student, Environmental Science, UW–Madison
Differential Effects of Shrub Removal Methods and Prescribed Burning on Understory Plant Communities
Maxwell D. Nuckles, undergraduate student, Environmental Science, Edgewood College
Timothy R. Kuhman, Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Edgewood College