Four Environmental Science and Policy graduate students have been selected to give presentations at the 43rd annual meeting of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Tuesday through Wednesday (Feb. 25-27) in Green Bay. They are members of the UW-Green Bay fisheries chapter who conduct research though the University’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory led by Assistant Prof. Patrick Forsythe, Natural and Applied Sciences.
• David Lawrence will present on the vertical distribution of larval lake sturgeon within the Menominee and Oconto rivers.
• Rachel Van Dam will present on Northern Pike habitat selection and success in restored wetlands on the west shore of Green Bay.
• Angelena Koosmann will present on the role of abiotic and biotic factors in shaping the biodiversity of fish assemblages across tributaries of lower Green Bay.
• Marian Shaffer will present on the application of larval sampling techniques to detect the presence of both non-native and imperiled fishes.
Additional information on the fisheries conference and the abstracts for these presentations can be found at http://www.wi-afs.org/AnnualMeetings.aspx.