Angela Soto, a junior Environmental Biology student, presented with Dr. Moni Berg-Binder and Dr. Ben Pauli, Environmental Biology faculty, at the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference / North American Invasive Species Management Association joint conference in Rochester, Minn., on Oct. 17. Their talk was titled “Combining education and research in an undergraduate invasion ecology class.” The course, taught during spring 2017, explored invasion ecology theory through class readings and discussions. One major element of the course required students to design and conduct original research that applied spatial analysis to a local invasive species. In addition to presenting, the conference gave participants, which included Alyssa Haram, a sophomore Environmental Biology student, opportunities to network with professionals and learn about the ecology and management of invasive species.
Photo caption: Angela Soto and Alyssa Haram, both Environmental Biology majors, attended the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference / North American Invasive Species Management Association Joint Conference in Rochester, Minn.