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Tuesday, January 29


























Trade Show & Poster Social and Student Research-in-Progress Posters Superior Ballroom CD (P01) Can Diet Affect Coloration in Tiger Salamanders? Superior Ballroom CD (P02) Estimating Occupancy and Detection Probabilities of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) Superior Ballroom CD (P03) Home Range and Movements of Eastern Box Turtles at Two Urban Parks in Clark County, OH Superior Ballroom CD (P04) Impact of Bait on Trap Success for Turtles in Pool 12 in the Upper Mississippi River Superior Ballroom CD (P05) Monitoring Spotted Turtles in an Ohio Fen: Do Decoys Increase Capture Rates? Superior Ballroom CD (P06) Timber Rattlesnake Home Range Estimates and Habitat Use on Forestry Lands in Ohio Superior Ballroom CD (P07) Agricultural Neonicotinoid Use and Common Grackle Decline in Central Illinois Superior Ballroom CD (P08) Analyzing the Potential Change in Behavior of Cerulean Warblers (Setophaga cerulea) in Response to an Avian Nest Predator Superior Ballroom CD (P09) Breeding Ecology of Waterbirds in a Restored Floodplain of the Illinois River Valley Superior Ballroom CD (P10) Determining Acoustic Components to Drumming Log Selection in Male Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) Superior Ballroom CD (P11) Determining the Sizes of Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) Home Range and Territory with Radio Telemetry Superior Ballroom CD (P12) Energetic Carrying Capacity of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in Semi-Permanent Marshes in the Upper Midwest Superior Ballroom CD (P13) Estimating Abundance of Marshbirds in Wetlands Managed for Waterfowl Superior Ballroom CD (P14) Evaluating Sub-lethal Infections of Sphaeridiotrema Spp. and Cyathocotyle Bushiensis Trematodes in Captive Lesser Scaup Superior Ballroom CD (P15) Foraging Behavior of Breeding Songbirds in Urban Columbus, Ohio Superior Ballroom CD (P16) Grass Carp Thermal Maturation and Proximal Cues for Spawning in Ponds Superior Ballroom CD (P17) Roundup Exposure and Warm Temperatures Reduce Activity of Orconectes rusticus Crayfish Superior Ballroom CD (P18) Role of the Lateral Line in Male-Male Territorial Competition in the Fathead Minnow, Pimephales Promelas Superior Ballroom CD (P19) Harmful Algal Blooms Impair Innate Predator-Evasion Behavior in a Freshwater Fish Superior Ballroom CD (P20) Exposure to Harmful Algal Blooms Impairs Sensorimotor Superior Ballroom CD (P21) Evaluating Nest-switching Behavior and Microhabitat Partitioning of Southern Flying Squirrels in West-central Illinois Superior Ballroom CD (P22) Barotrauma in Lake Erie Yellow Perch: Take Pride in Your Perch! Superior Ballroom CD (P23) Conserving Yukon Caribou: Use of Genetics to Inform Herd Assignment and Conservation Designations Superior Ballroom CD (P24) Enhancing Management of Post-stocked Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula) by Investigating Gear Detection Superior Ballroom CD (P25) Enhancing Management of Post-Stocked Alligator Gar by Investigating Habitat Selection Superior Ballroom CD (P26) Scent Marking in Sunda Clouded Leopards (Neofelis diardi): Novel Observations Close a Key Gap in Understanding Felid Communication Behaviours Superior Ballroom CD (P27) Testing of a Respiration Model for Hybridized Coregonines Superior Ballroom CD (P28) Monitoring Efforts and Demographic Data on a Kirtland’s Snake Population in Clark County, Ohio Superior Ballroom CD (P29) Assessing Eastern Iowa Rodents and Ticks and Ecological Influences on the Prevalence of Borrelia Burgdorferi Superior Ballroom CD (P30) Characterizing the Effects of White Grub (Pothodiplostomum minimum) on the Immune and Circulatory Systems of Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) Superior Ballroom CD (P31) Know Where It Should Go: Compliantly Disposing Infectious Waste Superior Ballroom CD (P32) Movement Patterns of Escaped Captive Cervids in Ohio Superior Ballroom CD (P33) The Presence of Hantavirus in Muncie, Indiana Superior Ballroom CD (P34) Diagnostic Findings and Clinical Management of Capillaria aerophilus – Associated Bronchopneumonia and Tracheitis in Captive Black Bear Cubs (Ursus americanus) Superior Ballroom CD (P35) Ecology of Box-nesting Waterfowl in Central WI: Biological versus Societal Benefits Superior Ballroom CD (P36) Evaluating the Fish Communities of Riffles/runs with Three Different Substrate Types in Preparation for Changes Post Lowhead Dam Removal Superior Ballroom CD (P37) Assessing the Impact of Mussel Bed Presence on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities and Stream Function Superior Ballroom CD (P38) Validating Daily Otolith Increment Deposition in Aquarium-Reared Juvenile Walleye, Sander Vitreus Superior Ballroom CD (P39) An Evaluation of Angler Use of Fish Attractors in Ohio Reservoirs Superior Ballroom CD (P40) Assessment of Thermal Discharge on Reservoir Fish Community on Turtle Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County, Indiana Superior Ballroom CD (P41) Cheese vs. Worms: A Comparison of Minnow Trap Bait Types for Assessing Nearshore Fish Communities Superior Ballroom CD (P42) Comparison of Three Age-estimation Methods Using Scales and Otoliths for Bloater (Coregonus hoyi) in Lake Michigan Superior Ballroom CD (P43) Effectiveness of Zote Soap Baited Trotlines in Assessing Channel Catfish and Aquatic Turtle Bycatch Superior Ballroom CD (P44) Effects of Sedation Techniques on Stress Responses in Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) Superior Ballroom CD (P45) Influence of Physical Processes on Transport and Persistence of eDNA from the Invasive Round Goby (Neogobious melanostomus) Superior Ballroom CD (P46) Precision of Age Estimates Obtained from Sectioned and Whole Bluegill Otoliths Superior Ballroom CD (P47) Pre-Restoration Fishery and Macroinvertebrate Assessment of the River Rouge Area of Concern Superior Ballroom CD (P48) Smallmouth Bass Habitat Use in the Upper Mississippi River Superior Ballroom CD (P49) Three-Tier Assessment of Vegetation Communities in Dunkirk Harbor, New York and Presque Isle Bay, Pennsylvania Superior Ballroom CD (P50) Fisheries and Macroinvertebrate Rebound Downstream of Passive AMD Treatment Sites Superior Ballroom CD (P51) A Comparative Analysis of Small Tributaries of Green Bay, Wisconsin: The Intersection of Water Quality, Habitat, and Fish Communities Superior Ballroom CD (P52) Assessing Upstream Fish Migration Patterns Using a Prototype Fish Ladder Around a Low-Head Dam in Northern Indiana Superior Ballroom CD (P53) Bluegill Habitat Use in the Upper Mississippi River Superior Ballroom CD (P54) Characterizing Wisconsin Angler Preferences for Inland Lake Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Walleye Fisheries Superior Ballroom CD (P55) Distribution and Abundance of Larval Yellow Perch in Lake St. Clair and Adjoining Waters Superior Ballroom CD (P56) Evaluation of Sampling Gears and Population Characteristics of Catfish in the Monongahela River, WV Superior Ballroom CD (P57) Movements and Habitat Use of Muskellunge in Green Bay, Lake Michigan Superior Ballroom CD (P58) White Bass Population Dynamics in a South Central Missouri Reservoir Superior Ballroom CD (P59) Structural Differences in Two Techniques for Snag Creation in the Huron-Manistee National Forest Superior Ballroom CD (P60) Butterfly Response to Barrens Management at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Grantsburg, WI Superior Ballroom CD (P61) Effects of Prescribed Fire on Small Mammal Community of Schmeekle Reserve, Wisconsin Superior Ballroom CD (P62) Water Uptake Capabilities of Sphagnum Moss Superior Ballroom CD (P63) Using Citizen Science to Assess the In-stream Response of Watershed Conservation Practices Superior Ballroom CD (P64) Student Organizations as Professional Development Vehicles for Applied Learning Experiences: The MWSU Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society Example Superior Ballroom CD (P65) Investigating Burbot Diets in Lake Michigan Through Stomach Contents, Fatty Acids, and Stable Isotope Ratios Superior Ballroom CD (P66) Monitoring Invasive Goby Populations of Lake Michigan Using eDNA Metabarcoding Superior Ballroom CD (P67) Sensory Development and Navigation in Larval Grass Carp Superior Ballroom CD (P68) Validation of the Modeling Methodology for Projecting the Spawning Location of Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon Idella in the Sandusky River Superior Ballroom CD (P69) Abundance of Invasive Rusty Crayfish by eDNA and Traditional Survey in View of Fish Assemblages and Habitat Quality Superior Ballroom CD (P70) Habitat Selection of Michigan Bog Grasshoppers in Huron National Forest Superior Ballroom CD (P71) Volunteer Stream Quality Monitoring: Fostering Community Engagement in Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Superior Ballroom CD (P72) Functional Diversity of Macroinvertebrates in Coastal Wetlands Along the St. Marys River Superior Ballroom CD (P73) Toxic Effects of the Biological Pesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, on North American Frog Larvae Superior Ballroom CD (P74) Navigation Dams and Larval Fish Dynamics Superior Ballroom CD (P75) Assessment of Thermal Discharge on Downstream Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Wabash River, Indiana Superior Ballroom CD (P76) Assessment of Thermal Discharge on Downstream Fish Community in the White River, Indiana Superior Ballroom CD (P77) Summary of a Long Term Study Leading to Population Augmentation for the Endangered Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in an Urbanized Landscape Superior Ballroom CD (P78) Paddlefish Movement and Habitat Use Using Acoustic Telemetry in the Upper Mississippi River (Pools 14-19) Superior Ballroom CD (P79) Recovery of Bigeye Chub (Hybopsis amblops) Populations in Illinois Superior Ballroom CD (P80) Routine Respiration Rates of Larval and Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Superior Ballroom CD (P81) True Metabolizable Energy of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation for Gadwall Superior Ballroom CD (P82) Using a Plasma Lipid Metabolite Index to Evaluate Spring Migration Stopover Habitat for Wild Canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) in Illinois Superior Ballroom CD (P83) Using Plasma-lipid Metabolites to Index Mass Changes in Birds: Are Triglycerides More Indicative of Energy Income Than Deposition? Superior Ballroom CD (P84) Influence of Spatial Alignment on Photographic Detection Rates at Remotely Triggered Camera Stations Superior Ballroom CD (P85) Supplementing Traditional Songbird Nest Box Monitoring with Trail and FLIR Camera Technology Superior Ballroom CD (P86) Genetic Analysis and Germination Trials of an Invasive Weed (Gypsophila paniculata) Found in Two Distinct Ecosystems Superior Ballroom CD (P87) Introducing the electrified dozer trawl for sampling Silver Carp and fish communities in a lotic system Superior Ballroom CD (P88) Preliminary Genetic Evidence of Predation on an Imperiled Minnow from an Intentionally Introduced Apex Predator in a Western Ohio Stream Superior Ballroom CD