Dr. Jason Luscier's research lab attended the 2023 International Urban Wildlife Conference in Washington, D.C. (June 3-7).  

A total of 8 LMC students presented academic posters, including 1 student from Dr. Emily Ledgerwood's lab, 1 Integral Honors student, and 3 students co-mentored by Luscier and Dr. Donald McCrimmon.

Student presentations were evaluated by professionals in the field and the top three posters overall were from Le Moyne College students (beating out graduate students from multiple programs, including UC Berkeley).

Title: Bird Species Diversity: the Implications of Roadway Disturbance in the Le Moyne Woods.
Presenters: Timothy Baker ('24), Hanna Oestrich ('24), and Marie Stewart ('23)

Title: Effects of Urban Noise and Light Pollution on Bat Occupancy and Echolocation in Syracuse, NY.
Presenters: Carly Devereaux ('22), John Fenzl ('25), Meg Woyciesjes ('23), and Jason D. Luscier.

Title: Factors Influencing Nest Tree Selection by the Eastern Gray Squirrel in Syracuse, NY.
Presenters: Jack McGovern ('23) and Jason D. Luscier

Title: From Data Points to Vector Lines: Using Animation and Education to Communicate Science.
Presenter: Katherine McGrath ('23)

Title: Effects from Migratory Waterfowl on the Water Quality of Upstate New York.
Presenters: Nicholas Woronowski ('23), Emily Ledgerwood, and Jason D. Luscier

Luscier provided an oral presentation on his community science project called. Title: CatTracker 2.0: Educating and Connecting Communities with an Ecological CATastrophe.

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