Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Student Research Grants Program, April 12

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, student researchers and artists funded by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Student Research Grants Program will be sharing their findings at the 31st Annual Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Student Research Symposium.

This year’s group of seven students will be added to the list of more than 200 recipients of these awards since 1989. You are invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Christie Theatre of the University Union from 3 to 5 p.m., April 12, 2022. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. Students thinking about applying for a 2022 grant are particularly encouraged to attend. Presenters:

3:00 p.m.—Introduction (Dr. Robert Howe, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Director)

3:10 p.m.—Jason Miller (faculty advisor: Dr. Lisa Grubisha)
Quantification of mycorrhizal fungi in soils of yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum) at Toft Point

3:25 p.m.—Collette LaRue (faculty advisors: Dr. Keir Wefferling and Paden Devita)
A Visual Survey of the Flora at Toft Point & Ridges Sanctuary

3:40 p.m.—Tiffany Paalman (faculty advisor: Dr. Keir Wefferling)
The Comparison of Polyploid Plant and Animal Lineages and their Relative Frequency

3:55 p.m.—Norah Swenson (faculty advisor: Dr. Amy Wolf)
Pollen Load Analysis of Native Spring Bees to Determine Spring Pollen Resource Use

4:10 p.m.—Tamara Kancoglu (faculty advisor: Dr. Karen Stahlheber)
Soil Survey of the Wequiock Creek Natural Area

4:25 p.m.—Nicholas Reed (faculty advisors: Dr. Daniel Meinhardt, Dr. Patrick Forsythe and Dr. Vicki Medland)
A Deep Dive of Great Lake Fish Collection: Curation of the Richter Museum of Natural History Fish Collection

4:40 p.m.—Dustin Sablich (faculty advisor: Dr. Robert Howe)
Muskrat behavior and interspecific relationships at Point au Sable

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