Students receiving Cofrin Grants will showcase research Tuesday, March 30

On Tuesday afternoon, March 30, 2021, 10 students representing six academic programs will present their work funded by the Cofrin Student Grants Program, one of UW-Green Bay’s longest running and most successful extracurricular academic opportunities. Cofrin Grants support faculty/staff-mentored projects on UW-Green Bay natural areas, administered by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. This year’s Cofrin Student Research Symposium (the 31st) will be delivered online, accessed by clicking this link: Click here to join the meeting. (You also might need to download the free Microsoft Teams application.)

A schedule of presentations follows:

2:00 p.m.—Introduction (Dr. Robert Howe, Director, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity)

2:05 p.m.—Back to roots: mycorrhizal fungi associated with red pine (Jacob Pelegrin)

2:17 p.m.—Resident bats at the new Wequiock Creek Natural Area (Nicholas Boulanger)

2:30 p.m.—A Great Lakes children’s book (Jessica Cook and Eric VanRemortel)

2:42 p.m.—The cryptic gray treefrog species pair in UW-Green Bay natural areas (Max Chung)

2:55 p.m.—The natural world along the shoreline of the Point au Sable Nature Reserve (Collette LaRue)

3:07 p.m.—Freshwater gastropods of northeastern Wisconsin streams (Alicia Krause)

3:20 p.m.—Educating the public on the ecology of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum (Olivia Salm)

3:32 p.m.—20th Century hunter-conservationists and public parks in NE Wisconsin (Nathan Knutson)

3:45 p.m.—Aquatic plants and root-associated fungi in the Cofrin Arboretum (Malynn Tarczewski)

4:00 p.m.—Heron and egret concentrations in lower Green Bay (Jarod Siekman-Verboort)

Students interested in applying for a Cofrin Grant in 2021 can learn about the program by seeing what the 2020 recipients have accomplished. The deadline for this year’s applications will be May 17, 2021; application instructions can be found here on the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity web site.

Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in attending this online event and supporting the 2020 Cofrin Student Grant recipients.


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