Student Poster

Call for Student Posters

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is now Ontario’s leading conservation symposium. Over 900 conservationists from government and other agencies meet to explore and trade professional experience at this three day event. The Latornell Symposium is the best place to build partnerships and to explore innovative and leading edge approaches to current conservation issues facing Ontario today.

The event is hosted by Conservation Ontario – the organization that represents Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities – in conjunction with the University of Guelph.

Our event will be featuring a Student Poster Display & Competition, designed to showcase new research being developed by enthusiastic students from environmental programs at universities and colleges in Ontario. Successful applicants will be invited to present their research in an exciting, dynamic environment on the evening of Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.

In addition to presenting completed research, this event also encourages students who are part way through their research to showcase their work to interested professionals working within a diverse number of environmental and conservation fields. The Symposium offers a great forum for you to test out and further explore theories with these keen professionals.

The Symposium offers discounted student rates, free poster printing and lamination (36” X 48”) as well as limited number of bursaries to participating students. Space is limited, however.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 8th, 2017. Successful projects will be notified by Friday, September 15th, 2017. All posters must be submitted for printing via email to the addressee below no later than October 27th, 2017.

Your abstract should be a maximum of 250 words and include a description of the goal of the project or research question under consideration, the study approach, the methodology, and the results or anticipated results of the study.

Upon selection, poster presenters are required to submit a PDF version of their poster for both printing purposes as well as for inclusion on the Latornell website (www.latornell.ca). As stated above, all posters should be designed for printing on a 36” X 48” (3 feet by 4 feet) poster, in your choice of either landscape or portrait orientation.

Finally, please note that interested students are eligible to apply for both the Poster Presentation and Student Moderator components of the Symposium if they choose to do so. Both components present a wonderful opportunity for student involvement!

For more information or to submit a poster abstract, please contact:
Sara Epp, M.A. (Geography)
Student Poster Committee Coordinator
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Landscape Architecture Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Email: sepp@uoguelph.ca

Poster Template [PDF – 145 KB]
Poster Template [PowerPoint – 902 KB]

Past Student Poster Presentations

2016

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Daina Anderson University of Waterloo Deciphering the quacks: Exploring the differences in avian community composition in restored and natural wetlands
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Stephanie Worron University of Guelph Rural water and wastewater system management: A look to the north
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Rachael Marshall University of Guelph First Nations’ source water protection: A traditional and technical knowledge collaboration
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Iftekjarul Alam Ryerson University Building a geospatial database for assessing effects of multiple stressors on Ontario inland lakes
Colin Ash Ryerson University Geostatistical modeling of landscape drivers of in-stream chloride concentrations across a gradient of urbanization
Scott Cafarella University of Guelph Exploring urban open space system planning in Ontario: Challenges in managing Ontario’s urban green infrastructure
Scott Gardner University of Guelph A conceptual framework for modeling nitrate contamination and transport in southern Ontario
Elen Lemaitre-Curri Carleton University Payments for Ecosystem Services: taking social networks, distributive impacts, and trust into account
Joshua MacDougall University of Guelph Evaluating retrievals of soil moisture from C-Band SAR to changes in vegetation across two growing seasons
Dan Marshall Wilfrid Laurier University Quantifying relationships between phosphorus availability and mycorrhizal associations in inundated conditions
Pamela Martin University of Toronto Management applications of vegetation composition as monitoring criteria
Kevin McNaughton Georgian College Effects of sodium chloride on iron water main
Ryan Osman University of Guelph A water budget study for agricultural production
Dorian Pomezanski University of Guelph Amphibian tunnel usage patterns in a Guelph suburb
Nicole Radulovic Georgian College Abundance & distribution of visible and microplastic debris on high and low traffic beaches of Lake Simcoe
Shoaib Saleem University of Guelph Nitrate occurrence in groundwater in southern Ontario: A review
Heather Schibli University of Guelph Bioregional design for multiple aggregate extraction site rehabilitation in the Oak Ridges Moraine, Ontario
Kirti Sehgal University of Toronto Slow the flow: How green is our grey?
Tim Skuse University of Toronto A new agent for the biological control of invasive knotweeds: The psyllid aphalara itadori

2015

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Jessica Correa Trent University Millennial attitudes and perceptions toward car ownership and car sharing
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Ellen Hachborn University of Guelph Measuring Ontario’s groundwater from space
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Linden Fairbairn University of Waterloo Can grassland birds and haying practices better co-exist in Ontario?
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Sabrina Beauchamp University of Guelph The trends and framing techniques used by Canadian newspapers which inform the perceptions of the North American population about climate change impacts on health
Emma Bowley University of Toronto Forest regeneration in Rouge National Urban Park (RNUP): What the future may hold?
Pavneet Brar University of Toronto Comparison of pre-and post-construction characteristics of engineered bioretention media
Melanie Chabot University of Guelph Measuring agricultural surface roughness with terrestrial LiDAR
Christen Dschankilic University of Toronto Natural heritage system planning: is there more to learn?
Gregory Giberson Ryerson University Geospatial estimates of road salt usage across a gradient of urbanizing watersheds in Southern Ontario
Carolina Klabunde University of Guelph Application of biosolids on agricultural fields: An investigation of pharmaceutical and nitrate concentrations in groundwater
Jennifer Leslie University of Guelph A Case Study of the Gully Creek Watershed: Understanding Farmer Nutrient Application Decisions and Beneficial Management Practices
Meaghan Luis University of Guelph Algonquin Park: The challenges of policy implementation in a multi-use park
Christopher Mallon University of Guelph Studying the cost-effectiveness of non-point source pollution control through modeling agricultural nutrient management practice adoption
Cassandra Michel Carleton University Tracer based analysis of groundwater and surface water interactions in the Jock subwatershed, Ontario, Canada
Suzanne Perry University of Toronto Understanding the importance of including dead wood measurements in forest management plans: A case study of the Rouge National Urban Park
Marisa Ramey Carleton University Spatial interpolation and rainfall: assessing interpolation methods over the Rideau Valley Watershed
Sarah Robbins Georgian College Stormwater pond maintenance prioritization tool: Using GIS to prioritize municipal work
Nafisa Sarwath University of Guelph An institutional analysis of the Ontario’s Endangered Species Act
Matthew Williamson University of Guelph The influence of wet snow conditions on the ability of a radiometer to detect the soil freezethaw cycle
David Worden University of Guelph Reducing peaks in drinking water demand in the City of Guelph: Estimating the potential cost savings of delaying water system capacity expansions

2014

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Jack McKee Western University Gauge-radar precipitation merging methods for reliable flood forecasting
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Tricia Stinnissen Trent University Roads, Reptiles and Amphibians on the Bruce Peninsula: Toward Prediction, Mitigation and Recovery
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Andrea Boyer Western University Effects of recurrent inclement weather on a songbird species
Merideth Purcell Trent University Phylogeographic Assessment of Subspecies Ranges of North American Moose
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Claire Coombs University of Guelph Legume cover crops to reduce nitrogen losses in corn systems
Sarah Endicott University of Waterloo Predicting the Spread of European Buckthorn
Roger Holmes Western University Adoption of Agricultural BMP’s to Protect Receiving Stream Invertibrate Populations
Graeme MacDonald University of Guelph Developing In-situ Groundwater Nitrate Sampling Methods
Rachael Marshall University of Guelph Protection of First Nations’ water resources: A groundwater-focused study for decisionmaking and long-term planning relating to alternate drinking water sources
Stephanie Masina University of Guelph Environmental Health Risks in the Canadian North: Acute and Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut
Shegufa Merchant Trent University Transforming plastics into green materials: Replacing crude oil with vegetable oil
Jennifer Mills Georgian College Impacts of Chloride Use in the City of Barrie on Stormwater Ponds
Nishant Mistry University of Guelph Trends of nitrate concentrations in groundwater for variable geological settings in agricultural watersheds
Damilare Ogungbemide Trent University The Efficacy of water-spraying as a fugitive dust control strategy
Sarah Plant Flemming College Exploring Ontario hay management options and their effectiveness at balancing the farming industry and the ecological needs of grassland birds
Ricardo Poulat University of Toronto Carbon offset markets towards conservation of semi-urban forests in southern Ontario
Neil Taylor University of Waterloo Ecohydrology of regenerating cutover peatlands

2013

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Jenn McCallum Trent University Exploring farmers’ motivations for wetland restoration in southern Ontario
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Laura Bell University of Waterloo Mutualism in the Minesing wetlands: the relationship between the Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) and the digger crayfish (Fallicambarus fodiens)
Noah Borges University of Toronto Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Invasive Species in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area
Claudia Ciotir Trent University Contrasting patterns of phylogeography in disjunct populations of four plant species in Ontario highlight the relevance of genetic novelty to conservation assessments
Yuestas David York University Using Field Measured Parameters with the SWAT Hydrological Model to Quantify Runoff at the Sub-Watershed Level
Emily Drystek University of Guelph Phenotypic variation in natural metapopulations: the contribution of plasticity and genetic differentiation
Kriston Elton University of Waterloo Wildlife and Roadways: Examining the incorporation of wildlife management strategies into Ontario’s road infrastructure
Sarah Endicott University of Waterloo Predicting the Spread of European Buckthorn
Sara Epp University of Guelph Agricultural Resiliency at the Rural-Urban Interface
Diana Guerguieva University of Toronto Developing sustainable forest biomass supply chains for Aboriginal communities
James Johnstone University of Guelph Classification of Municipal Water Systems in Southern Ontario
Colin Khan Queen’s University Enhancing Resilience in Complex Social- Ecological Systems: Social analysis of an Urban Forestry Campaign
Kelsey Lang University of Guelph Integrating Food System Resiliency into Canadian Rural Regions
Julie Mallette York University Planning for environmental health and social well-being in the Credit River Watershed
Clay McMullen Queen’s University Changes in forest composition across the Frontenac Axis, Eastern Ontario, since 1796
Kelly Moores University of Waterloo Forest Health Based Scenario Building as an Accessible Tool for Climate Change Management in Bruce Peninsula National Parks
Erin Murphy-Mills Queen’s University Community-based water monitoring and management: Examining community-based water monitoring programs and activities in Nova Scotia and Southern Ontario
David Nisbet University of Guelph Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ontario riparian stream invertebrate communities

2012

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Sara Dart Queen’s University Butternut (Juglans cinerea) Planting and Restoration
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Nathaniel Stanger University of Toronto Vegetation gap analysis for the Region of Peel
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Andrew Betts University of Guelph Identification of Salt Vulnerable Areas: A Critical Step in Road Salt Management
Robyn Coleman University of Guelph Predictions of Agroforestry Management and Climate Change Effects on Soil Oprganic Matter using the CENTURY and DAYCENT Models
Michelle DiLeo University of Toronto The influence of landscape on gene flow in the provincially threatened massasauga rattlesnake, Sistrurus c. catenatus 
Teresa Dinh University of Guelph Fire History Reconstruction in High Park’s (Toronto, Canada) Black Oak (Quercus velutina) Savanna: a Dendrochronological Approach to Ecosystem Management
Mark Ferguson University of Guelph Advisory Committee Evaluation for Policy Revision: PNMAC Case Study
James Lane University of Waterloo Exploring the Impact of Wind Turbine Noise on Sleep Quality
Ivana Lung University of Guelph Examining water quality effects of land management practices in an agricultural watershed using a GIS based fully distributed hydrologic model
Gurvinder Mundi University of Guelph Vegetable Wash Water Reuse
Jessica Murray University of Toronto Sustainable Canadian bioenergy feedstock supply chains versus European Union policies
Lauren Overdyk University of Guelph An interdisciplinary approach to comprehensively evaluate entrainment at water usage industries
Michelle Palmer Ontario Ministry of the Environment An Algal Protocol and Diatom Index for Use in Ontario
Steven Parkes University of Toronto Vegetation Based Criteria and Indicators to Assess Forests on the Niagara Escarpment
Roger Phillips University of Toronto Stream power mapping of glacially conditioned catchments in southern Ontario
Swapan Roy University of Guelph Simulation of Soil Water with SHAW in Conventional and No-tillage Land Management Practices 
Angela Saunders University of Guelph KTT project – Turgrass Outreach Project (TOP)
Elizabeth Jane Simmons University of Guelph Deriving Effluent Requirements Using a Watershed-Level Model
Bill Trenouth University of Guelph Capture, Treatment and Control of Highway Runoff Pollutants Using a Novel Field Installation
Lisa Van Waterschoot University of Guelph Effects of Climate Change on the Hydrodynamics and Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystem of Covey Hill, Quebec

2011

Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Amanda Shane Queen’s University Floating Wetlands for Improved Treatment in Stormwater Ponds
Name Affiliation Poster Presentation Title
Erin Jaggard Queen’s University Piecing Together the Environmental Sustainability of Switchgrass for Energy in Southeastern Ontario