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Wesley College Students and Faculty Present at Conference

De_wetland-(002)Wesley College students Josh Barth, John Dougherty (Cannon Scholar) and Brooke Thompson (NSF EPSCoR scholarship recipient) all presented posters at the Delaware Wetland Conference at the Wilmington Riverfront on Feb. 3-4.  The two-day event demonstrated the importance of wetlands, outreach and conservation programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region and updated attendees of the latest innovations in wetland research.

Barth authored the poster “Assessing the Use of Nano-Tags to Determine Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Red Knots Throughout Aquaculture Areas in the Delaware Bay.” Dougherty poster was titled “Delaware Wetland Restoration Strategies: Does Planting Make a Difference After 15 Years?” And Thompson poster was titled “Water Quality Comparison Between the Input and Output of Silver Lake.”

Wesley College Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Stephanie Stotts and Wesley College student Lihoshimar Gonzalez (Cannon Scholar) co-presented an oral presentation titled “Studying Sea Level Rise and Coastal Forests with Dendrochronology.”

This research and conference costs were supported by the NSF EPSCoR grant IIA-1301765 and the Delaware Space Grant NNX13AB30A.

Photo (left to right): Stotts, Thompson, Gonzalez, Dougherty and Barth.