Archive for January 9th, 2012
On January 6th 2012, Upper Iowa Students Jacob Hawes (Conservation Management, Minor in Biology), Tyler Kelley (Conservation Management, Minor in Criminology) and Chelsea Escher (Conservation Management) presented their research at the Iowa State Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Jacob Hawes presented his research on Surveying Canada Goose Movements in relation to Closed Hunting Areas. Jacob’s advisers included Jaosn Auel, Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dr. Aaron Haines. Tyler Kelly presented his survey results on Iowa hunters and their perceptions on hunting laws and poaching. Tyler’s advisers included Dr. Brian McQueen from the Division of Liberal Arts and Dr. Aaron Haines. Chelsea Escher presented a poster put together by her and her co-authors Zac Sedlmeyer and Jesse Sprank. Chelsea’s poster outlined how to identify illegal baiting activity with the use of soil testing. Chelsea, Zac and Jesse’s advisers included Dr. Kata McCarville from the Department of Physical Sciences and Dr. Aaron Haines.
All research projects were well received at the meeting and all three represented the University well. Great job Jacob, Tyler and Chelsea!