Emily Kotten is working on a research project to assess bird activity in agricultural hemp fields. She is particularly interested in finding out of seed-eating birds show a preference for hemp seeds over other agricultural seed crops.
Madison Fuelner is assisting with a research project that is assessing the effectiveness of bioacoustics programs for monitoring amphibian populations.
Undergraduates Elizabeth Rono and Twyla Gross, from Dr. Matthew Smith's lab, are starting the second generation of a Leopard gecko project examining the potential effects of global climate change on a species with temperature-sex determination (TSD). The last juvenile of the first year of breeding hatched out August and Elizabeth presented the first year of egg data at the NDSU EXPLORE conference in April.