UWSP students invest considerable time conducting research in areas such as fisheries and water resources, forestry, human dimensions of natural resource management, paper science and engineering, soil and waste management, and wildlife ecology and management. The symposium allows students to present data they have collected, explored and analyzed during the course of their research. Faculty mentors play an essential role in guiding students through the process in a spirited and educational fashion that expands beyond the traditional bricks and mortar of the classroom.

Recent Submissions

  • Why Volunteer?: Motivations and Place Attachment among Ice Age Trail Builders 

    Rasch, Andrew; Shingle, Amelia (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    Volunteers are often the key factor in the successful completion of a project. However, there are many questions about what motivates volunteers to give their time and effort to help complete a project. This study is aimed ...
  • Breaking Ground: Gathering Baseline Recreation Ecology Data along a Section of the Ice Age Trail 

    Rasch, Andrew; Shingle, Amelia (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    This study explores the ecological implication of trail building within forested areas by examining recently constructed (October 2022) and newly constructed (August 2023) portions of the Ice Age Trail (IAT), specifically ...
  • An Assessment of Depreciative Behaviors on the Green Circle Trail 

    Schafer, Violet (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    The Green Circle Trail is a 27-mile-long loop that surrounds the city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and is a hub of community activity. Depreciative behaviors can significantly impact experiences and resources, even in small ...
  • Effects of Various Methods of Deer Browse Deterrence and Exclusion on Survival of Planted Northern Red Oak Seedlings 

    McLean, Josiah (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), is a commercially and ecologically valuable timber species in the Lake States that is predicted to have increased habitat suitability in Northern Wisconsin under climate change. Northern ...
  • Modulator Dependent PFAS Adsorption with a Porous Solid 

    Stellpflug, Olivia; Lilla, Michael; Tomaszewski, Christopher; Zobel, Ben; Song, Peiyuan (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals designed to be heat, water, grease, and oil resistant. These properties allow them to be used in adhesives, fire-fighting materials, non-stick cooking ...
  • Development of In-Field Diagnostic Methods for Identification of Spodic Materials  

    Jensen, Claire; Gilbertson, Emily; Stremcha, Nathan (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2023-04-21)
    Using field methods to determine a soils specific properties has been used for many years. Spodic soil horizons in particular are often identified in the field via the Munsell color chart and by looking for eluviation in ...