Dr. Donna Bruns Stockrahm and Dr. Christopher Merkord, Biosciences Department, took 13 Bioscience research students (and members of the MSUM Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society) to the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society held in Willmar, MN, on 18-20 February 2020.  The students presented 6 posters on their research: 

Morphometrics of female painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) in Clay County, Minnesota – by Chantell L. Mindt, Kira R. Johnson, and Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm

Physical features and behaviors of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) moving between sloughs in Clay County, Minnesota – by Alex G. Hexum, Fernando Lambert, and Donna M. Stockrahm (Poster presented by Stephanie Sonnenberg, Ajayi A. Temiloluwa, and Nicholas R. Wilm)

Comparison of time-interval from initial to most recent capture by size class and sex in a long-term study of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) in Clay County, Minnesota – by Emily A. Larsen, Syreeta M. Shigematsu, and Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm

Temperature and trapping:  an observational analysis of the relationships between temperature and trapping rates of western painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) in Clay County, Minnesota – by Casey L. Coombs, Megan L. Gates, and Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm

Game camera analysis of activity patterns of mammals in Fargo City Parks, North Dakota, and at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center near Glyndon, Minnesota – by Avery J. Knisley, Patrice M. Delaney, and Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm

Comparison of grasshopper sparrow abundance on native and restored grasslands – by Elizabeth J. Erber, Samantha A. North, and Christopher L. Merkord

We would like to thank MSUM SABC, Dean Elizabeth Nawrot, and the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society for their financial support for the students attending the conference.