Graduate Students Presenting at Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

Feb. 4, 2015
School of Environment and Natural Resources and Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory-affiliated graduate students are presenting their collaborative Northern Bobwhite research at the upcoming 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this week (February 8 – 11). They will be joining over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies across the 13 Midwestern states. The theme of this year’s conference is Natural Resource Management in an Increasingly Connected World.
 
Presenting at this year’s conference are:
 
Coree A. Brooks, Randall T. Knapik, and Robert J. Gates who will present, “Assessing Northern Bobwhite Movement on Woodlot Edges After Receiving Enhancement in Southwest Ohio: A Brownian Bridge Approach” on Wednesday, February 11.
 
Randall T. Knapik; Coree A. Brooks; Adam K. Janke, (South Dakota State University); and Robert J. Gates who will present, “ Importance of Scale in Assessing the Influence of Habitat Composition on Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) Winter Survival” on Wednesday, February 11.
 
Olivia Smith, Randall T. Knapik, Coree A. Brooks, and Robert J. Gates who will present, “Managing Edges to Increase Usable Space for Northern Bobwhites: The Ohio Experience” on February 11.
 
Robert Gates, who advises all three of the presenters, has been attending this conference for nearly 30 years.  He encourages graduate and undergraduate students to take advantage of the opportunity to network with professionals and to share their work with wildlife scientists and managers.  He shares, "This is a great opportunity to make connections that can lead to career employment."