Student Poster Competition Results

1st Place:   Melissa Pingree, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
                    Wildfire and Wildfire-deposited Charcoal in Rain Shadow Forest Soils of the Olympic Peninsula
2nd Place:  Ryan Reihart, Department of Biology, Eastern Washington University
                    White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Larvae Feeding Ecology and Prey Availability in the
                    Upper Columbia River, USA 
3rd Place:   Jarrett Cellini, Department of Biology, Eastern Washington University
                    Climate Effects on the Relationship Between Invasive Annual Grasses and Biological Soil Crust in
                    Eastern Washington
Honorable Mention:  Abby Watt, The Evergreen State College
                                    Small Differences in Elevation Make a Big Difference For Physiological Responses of
                                    Understory Plants to Drought Conditions



 1st Place:  Justin Poinsatte, Washington State University

                    Snowpack as a Reservoir of Nitrogen Deposition in Subalpine Ecosystems of the Cascades


 2nd Place:  Shawna Warehime, Eastern Washington University

                     The Short-term Effects of Different Anesthetics on Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

                       Swimming Ability


 3rd Place:   Zoe Rushton, Central Washington University

                      Holocene Fire Reconstruction of the Long Lake Area Near Rimrock Reservoir in the

                         Eastern Cascades, Washington 




1st Place:  Nathaniel Looker, Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

                    Intra- and Inter-specific Variability of Transpiration on Montane Hillslopes


2nd Place:  Nicholas Silverman, Geosciences Department, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

                   Evaluating Streamflow Trends Using Runoff Sensitivity to Land Use and Climate Change


3rd Place:  Justin Crotteau, Department of Forest Management, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

                   Managing for Resilience in Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine: Effects of Heterogeneous Stand

                      Treatments on Woody Surface Fuels Dynamics and Postulated Fire Behavior.


Honorable Mention:  Michael Skinner, Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, Lewis-Clark State

                                      College, Lewiston, ID

                                    Seasonal Diet of a Population of Western Terrestrial Garter Snakes, Thamnophis elegans,

                                     Along the Grand Ronde River, Southeastern Washington


Honorable Mention:  John Sugden, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences,

                                      Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

                                    Soil Controls on Vegetation in Hyalite Canyon






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