Four students present at Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference

April 16, 2014

On April 14, 2014, four UNE students gave presentations at the 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, which was held in Portland, Maine.

Jenna Cava, a master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences, presented “Why come back home?  Investigating the factors that influence natal philopatry in migratory passerines.”

Cassandra Smith, an environmental science major and geographical information systems minor (’13), discussed “The effects of latitudinal variation on the body size of the black-capped chickadee:  A test of Bermann’s rule.”

Shane Murphy (Environmental Studies ’15) gave his talk on “Factors that affect tidal marsh bird diversity in the Saco estuary of Southern Maine.”

Finally, David Rankin, a master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences, presented “The effects of forest stand improvement practices on forest breeding avian occupancy and abundance in Vermont.”