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 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. Speakers and topics will be announced soon.
Last year’s presentations are listed below.
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