Environmental Studies Faculty, Alumni, and Students to Present at Conference

Students, alumni, and faculty from Antioch’s MS in Environmental Studies program will present at the 78th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference in Hershey, PA, from April 30 through May 2, 2023. The event, attended by more than 500 natural resource professionals, provides opportunities for education, discussion, and sharing critical information for the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources.

Presenters from Antioch include:

Kyle Bradford, MS in Environmental Studies candidate, May 2023, is presenting his thesis work titled: “Effects of Management and Environmental Variables on Ant Communities in Inland Massachusetts Barrens”.

Susanna Sousa, MS in Environmental Studies student, is presenting her thesis work titled: “Occupancy of eastern gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) in relation to landscape characteristics in managed forests in Pennsylvania and Virginia”.

Mike Akresh, Environmental Studies Core Faculty member, is presenting a talk titled “Effects of Large-scale Mowing of Existing Shrubland Habitat on Territorial Shrubland Birds.” He is also a co-author of a talk being given by Jeff Larkin, titled “Go Big or Go Home: Using ARUs to Evaluate Whip-poor-will Response to Forest Management Across Large Spatial Extents.”

Liz Willey, Research Faculty, Environmental Studies MS program, is also a co-author of a talk titled “Collaborative Landscape Conservation Planning for Northeast Turtles.”

Learn more about the conference here.