Conservation biology research presentations


Public presentations of scientific research performed in the CNMI will be held on March 19 and 20, 2014, from 5:30pm to 7pm, at the American Memorial Park auditorium. Various topics related to the field of conservation biology will be discussed by visiting students of the Northern Arizona University’s Field Experience in Conservation Biology program. Subjects include:
* JANICE TALLEY: Predicting Ringworm Infection in Wedge-Tailed Shearwater
* ACACIA BAKER: Forage Preference of the Marianas Fruit Bat
* KAHLEN DARR: Bird Communities and Cover Types on Saipan
* VICTORIA PTAK: Effects of sea Cucumbers in Seagrass Beds
* JENNA GARRETT: Effect of Invasive Vinces on Flora

* LISA BERTIN: The Influence of Staghorn Coral on Damselfish Communities
* CHRISTINE MCINTIRE: Human Impact on Marine Investibrates
* HANNAH LAMB: The Effect of Human Activity on Coral Health
* BOBBI WILSON: Consumer Demand and Proposed Methods of Local Food Production
* KENDRA PETERSEN: Factors Affecting Trochus Populations on Saipan’s Reef Flat

FECB student researchers collaborated with local citizens, students, and resource managers on their projects. All are encouraged to attend; admission is free. (PR)

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