NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Ten undergraduate students and five graduate students represented Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at the 2022 Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society conference held last week in Horseshoe Bay.
In addition to oral and poster presentations delivered by students, the SFA student chapter of The Wildlife Society placed second in the statewide Quiz Bowl, finishing only one point behind the winning team.
Graduate student David Rosenbaum, whose research sheds much-needed light on the distribution and occupancy of the threatened alligator snapping turtle in East Texas, placed first in the conference’s Graduate Student Poster competition and second place in the Clarence Cottam Award competition. The Clarence Cottam Award is the most prestigious student award given by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society to recognize and promote student research excellence in wildlife biology, conservation and management.
“The recognition of our undergraduate and graduate students from leading wildlife professionals across the state is a testament to their hard work and passion for the field of wildlife management and conservation,” said Dr. Jessica Glasscock, assistant professor of forest wildlife management and faculty advisor for the SFA student chapter of The Wildlife Society.