UND Wildlife Society students awarded at North Dakota Chapter of Wildlife Society Conference


Chen Wu

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Members of the UND Wildlife Society including 19 undergraduates, seven graduates students, two faculty and an emeritus faculty member represented the school recently at the 51st Annual Winter Conference of the North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society in Mandan, N.D.

UND delegation presented seven posters and gave three oral presentations during the conference Feb. 12 -14.

At the conference awards banquet, Leila Mohsenian was presented the University of North Dakota Undergraduate Student Scholarship Award, and Paul Burr won the North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Mohsenian is a native of Chanhassen, Minn. and Burr is from East Grand Forks, Minn.

In addition, Ph.D. Student Alicia Andes of West Palm Beach, Fla. won the Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award for her research presentation on using video cameras to monitor federally threatened bird nests on the Missouri River.

The Program Committee of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society hosts the annual conference for regular and student members to present papers and posters on natural resource issues. The theme for this year's meeting centers on Coping with North Dakota's Changing Landscape. The annual meeting aims to bring together wildlife professionals and conservation students to discuss issues related to wildlife conservation in the state and beyond.

UND wildlife society is part of biology program, primarily for undergraduate student to improve career-related skills, establish connections and working relationships with professionals in the wildlife field, and give students the chance to refine their skills and share them with the Grand Forks community in the pursuit of wildlife education and conservation.