Researcher presenting at Arboretum Research Symposium

Carly Ziter presents at the Arboretum Research Symposium

Every year, we celebrate research at the Arboretum by hosting presentations that help staff understand and manage Arboretum natural resources. Initiated in 2001 with six student posters and a few staff in the McKay Center basement, this event now fills the new Visitor Center auditorium and serves both professionals and the public through student talks and posters, plus a keynote address by an invited guest.

The 2020 Arboretum Research Symposium will be February 13, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The symposium on current research at the Arboretum includes talks, a keynote address, and posters. The event is free and open to the public.

2020 Talks

How will our native conifers respond to winter warming?
Rachel Jordan, PhD student, UW–Madison Department of Botany

Opinion leadership and urban water issues in Arboretum neighborhoods
Theresa Vander Woude, MS student, UW–Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication and Nelson Institute for Environmental Science

Experimental effects of invasive jumping worms on American toads in the UW–Madison Arboretum
Erin Crone, MS student, UW–Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

(Title pending)
Liz Anna Kozik, PhD student, UW–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Six decades of forest change in Noe Woods
Jared Beck, PhD student, UW–Madison Department of Botany

2020 Posters

Prairie restoration, management, and landscape effects on bumble bee (Bombus spp.) communities in Southern Wisconsin
Jade Kochanski, MS student, UW–Madison Department of Entomology

Investigating the presence of co-facilitation between invasive Asian and European earthworms (Amynthas tokioensis and Lumbricus rubellus) and invasive honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) in a mesocosm experiment
Emily Snelson, undergraduate student, UW–Madison Department of Integrative Biology

(Title pending)
Kennedy Laessig, undergraduate student, UW–Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

An Evaluation of Disturbed Populations at Faville Prairie
Mercedez Kennedy, MS student, UW–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Photosynthetic and hydraulic adaptations to leaf phenology in forest herbs and causes of the paradoxically greater spatial overlap within vs. between seasonal photosynthetic guilds
Valerie Gehn, MS student, UW–Madison Department of Botany