12:45 PM - Welcome and Introduction with Evan Zimmermann, UPEC Vice President
1PM - Eli Bieri
Reversing Roadkill: Marquette's Blue Spotted Salamanders
Hundreds of salamanders at Presque Isle Park were unknowingly killed by vehicles every spring. How did research and advocacy by a team of NMU students and professors prevent this? What else needs to be done? Cool salamander facts?
2 PM - Dr. Stan Temple
What Have We Done to Deserve All These Cranes?
Sandhill Cranes have made a dramatic comeback in the upper Midwest. Why has there been such an impressive resurgence in the crane population since Aldo Leopold worried about its impending extirpation 80 years ago?
3 PM - Panel Discussion: Citizen Science
Karen Bacula - Moosewatch: Predator/Prey Study on Isle Royale
Find out what it takes to be a part of the world’s longest running predator/prey study.
Joe Youngman - Citizen Science for U.P. Birds
A whirlwind overview of Christmas Counts, eBird and the projects of Copper Country Audubon.
Andrea Denham - iNaturalist and the U.P. Land Conservancy
Learn how the U.P. Land Conservancy incorporates iNaturalist, using citizen science to inventory and document flora and fauna on their public land preserves.