Forestry Graduate Students Present Research

MONTICELLO, AR — Four graduate students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Forest and Natural Resources presented original research posters at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference October 16-19 at Baton Route, La.

            Students presenting research were Callie Moore of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Ryan Askren of Muscatine, Ia., Pedro Ardapple of Bass, Ark., and Ethan Massey of Vicksburg, Miss. Moore’s poster dealt with spatiotemporal change in wintering distribution of midcontinent white-fronted geese; Askren’s poster detailed the fall migration chronology of midcontinent white-fronted geese; Ardapple’s research outlined the harvest and survival rates of male eastern wild turkeys on public lands in the mountains of Arkansas; and Massey’s poster looked at the body condition of Arctic geese wintering in Arkansas.

            Allan Humphrey of Stuttgart and Chris Watt of Crossett, both program technicians for the UA Division of Agriculture’s Arkansas Forest Resources Center, also attended the conference. Watt presented research on the spatial ecology of eastern wild turkeys in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains and Ouachita highlands.

            The students and program technicians are part of a research team led by Dr. Douglas C. Osborne, assistant professor of wildlife and certified wildlife biologist.


PHOTO CAPTION:  (Pictured from left) Callie Moore, Allan Humphrey, Dr. Douglas Osborne, Ryan Askren, Pedro Ardapple, Chris Watt and Ethan Massey. (Photo courtesy Ryan Askren)

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