Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment (EFB202) is the one of the keystone courses in the Environmental and Forest Biology curriculum. Students enrolled in this immersive course live at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station for three weeks. During the first two weeks of the course, students study a wide variety of taxonomic groups of organisms, and are introduced to a broad range of field, laboratory and analytical methods. Students then complete a group research project during the third and final week of the course. The research projects require proficiency in field sampling methods, basic experimental design and statistical analysis, and the ability to cooperatively solve problems. The course culminates in a research symposium during which groups present their findings to their peers and a panel of judges.

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Submissions from 2016

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Cranberry Lake Biological Station Research Symposium, Session A, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Cranberry Lake Biological Station Research Symposium, Session C, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Cranberry Lake Biological Station Research Symposium, Session D, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Session A, 2016 Cranberry Lake Director's Choice Award: Cryptic Shade and Hue Gradients of Anaxyrus americanus from Stream to Forest Habitats, Christopher Cruz, Robert Pedian, Connor Hassler, and Matthew Wuertzer

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Session A, 2016 First Place: Forest Bird Behavior in Response to the Calls of Native and Non-Native Owl Species at Cranberry Lake Biological Station in Clifton, NY, Shannon Booth, Cameron Piper, Mikayla Call, Emma Buckardt, and Madison Hand

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Session C, 2016 First Place: Avian aggression levels in response to the Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) alarm call in edge habitats around Cranberry Lake Biological station, Audrey Sellepack, Jenna Holakovsky, Alexandra Grove, Joseph Retelskyj

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Session C, 2016 Second Place: Carnivorous Chaos: A Comparison Study of Number of Attractions by Prey for Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.) and Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea), Alex Dogonniuck, Michael Greener, Marissa Lathrop, Adam Loomis, Madison Morley

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Session D, 2016 First Place: Mighty Moss: The water-holding capacity, heat retention, and debris content of local moss genera in relation to its use as a traditional diaper material, Jodie Schoelkopf, Emma Livingston, Mia Eddy, Megan Ferreira

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Session D, 2016 Second Place: Plankton: I don't know, I didn't think we'd get this far, Hope Mahon, Aaron Goodell, Andrew Franceschini, Gwen Stark

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Session D, 2016 Third Place: The Response of American Toads (Anaxyrus americanus) to The Urine of Distressed Conspecifics, Neyra Benoit, Ben Czapranski, Dwight Hospedales, Justin LaCorte

Submissions from 2015

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Cranberry Lake Biological Station Research Symposium, Session A, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Cranberry Lake Biological Station Research Symposium, Session C, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Session A, 2015 First Place: Whatever the Case May Be: Investigating Trichoptera Diversity in Three Adirondack Streams, Emily Artruc, Grace Gustke, Samantha Hollister, Johanna Little, and Miranda Tanner

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Session A, 2015 Second Place: The Art of War Against Tabanidae, a Survey of Tabanidae at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station, Nathan Morse, Chelsie Beard, and Macie Edwards

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Session A, 2015 Third Place: The Effects of Canopy Gaps on Percent Cover And Species Richness of Vascular Understory Vegetation In Northern Hardwood Forests, Sienna McDonald, Nicholas Dietschler, and Emmett Daly

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Session C, 2015 First Place: Polyphemus pediculus Survivorship in Insect Repellent Treated Water, Camila Ferguson, Chloe Blaisdell, Sarah Lundy, and Michaela Tersmette

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Session C, 2015 Second Place: Habituation of Creek Chub to a Chemical Alarm Stimulus, Benjamin Kosalek and Zachary Davis

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Session C, 2015 Third Place: Tardigrada Prevalence in Moss Cushion Growth Forms Among Habitats at Cranberry Lake, Jessica Brown, Ingrid Forward, and Hannah Smith