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2014 Research Symposium

Thursday, April 10, 2014  


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Time Speaker Title
9:00 Dennis Ganschow (Clay County Weed Supervisor)  "Saltcedar on the Missouri National Recreational River and Niobrara Delta"
9:30 Lisa Yager & Dugan Smith (National Park Service)  "Current NPS Activities on the Missouri National Recreational River"
10:00 Jim Vogelmann (USGS EROS Center)  "Earth Observation and Monitoring with Landsat 8"
10:30 BREAK & POSTER SESSION  
11:00 Dave Swanson (USD Biology)  "Assessing Habitat Quality of Missouri River Riparian Woodlands for Migrating Birds Using Physiological Methods"
11:20 Ming Liu (USD Biology)  "Using Radio-telemetry to Assess Relative Stopover Habitat Quality of Missouri River Riparian Woodlands and Farmstead Woodlots for Migrant Birds in the Northern Prairie Region"
11:40 Chris Merkord (USD Biology)  "Projected Changes in Forest Bird Populations as a Result of Land-use/ Land-cover Change"
12:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 Kelsi Hunt (Virginia Tech University)  "Here's to you Mrs. Robinson: Double Brooding and Sex-specific Demography of Piping Plovers"
1:20 Dan Catlin (Virginia Tech University)  "When Heaven Freezes Over: Oil Spills and Plover Survival Through the Annual Cycle"
1:40 Tim Cowman (Missouri River Institute)  "Sedimentation in the Niobrara River Delta Region"
2:00 Ruthie Wetzel & Karen Herrig (USD Earth Sciences)  "Influence of Suspended Load on the Dust Emission Potential of Missouri River Sand Bars"
2:30 BREAK & POSTER SESSION
3:00 Natasha Gault (Vermillion Public Schools)  "Asian Carp Expedition:  Vermillion Eighth Grade Students Investigate Asian Carp in the Missouri River Ecosystem"
3:30 Mark Dixon (USD Biology)  "Impacts of the 2011 Flood on Cottonwood Forests Along the Missouri River"
4:00 ADJOURN

Posters Presented

Contributions of Suspended Load to the Missouri River Downstream of Gavins Point Dam, Yankton, South Dakota, Ruthie Wetzel (USD Earth Sciences)

Dust Emission Potential of Missouri River Sand Bars Deposited by the 2011 Flood, Karen Herrig (USD Earth Sciences)

Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) and Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) on the Niobrara River in Nebraska, Lisa Yager (National Park Service)

Saltcedar on the Missouri National Recreational River and Niobrara Delta, Brian Korman (National Park Service)

Development of a Formal Water Trail for the Missouri National Recreational River, Tim Cowman (Missouri River Institute) & Lisa Yager (National Park Service)

Vegetation Changes in Riparian Forests along the Missouri River Following the Flood of 2011, Chris Boever (USD Biology)

A Map of Access Points Along the MNRR Water Trail, Nancy Carlsen

Evaluating Changes in Sandbar Habitat on the Missouri River Following the 2011 Flood, Coral Huber (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)