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 2019 Arboretum Research Symposium will be February 14, 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. Presenters and topics are listed below; abstracts will be posted in January.

2019 Talks

Rodent usage of commercially available treated nesting materials
Sydney Ring, Department of Entomology

Cypripedium candidum in the southeast glacial plains of Wisconsin: Distribution, ecology, and threats
Andrea Weissgerber, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture    

Survey of the mosquito fauna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum  
Vinicios Ferreira-de-Freitas, Department of Entomology           

The ubiquitous unseen: Past and present exposition of the Arboretum’s mycoflora        
Alden Dirks, Department of Agronomy    

Keynote: Macro-consequences of micro-organisms: fungal influences on forest responses to changing climates
Richard Lankau, Department of Plant Pathology     

2019 Posters

Monarch butterfly landscape ecology 
Skye Harnsberger, Department of Entomology

Are trees contagious? Exploring patterns of spatial aggregation in temperate forest trees
Brooke Bowser, Department of Botany

Dragonfly monitoring at the Arboretum
Jessica Ross, Arboretum

Influence of earthworm invasion on root growth and mycorrhizal colonization of sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Kevin Hobbins, Department of Botany