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CU to present aquatic symposium

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By The Staff

Campbellsville University is hosting the third annual Upper Green River Aquatic Fauna Symposium on Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Student Union Building.

Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator, said the symposium is free and open to the public, especially for visiting researchers, faculty and students.

The symposium schedule follows:

- 1 to 1:10 p.m. - welcome and introduction.

- 1:10 to 1:45 p.m. - Upper Green River Mussel Restoration and Recovery Efforts - Recovery and restoration of the federally endangered ring pink mussel, obovaria retusa, with comments on other listed species - Monte McGregor, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

- 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. - Propagation and Release of Endangered Mussels into the Green River within Mammoth Cave National Park - Kendall R. Moles and James B. Layzer, Tennessee Tech University.

- 2:40 to 3 p.m. - Monitoring Mussels in the Upper Green River - James B. Layzer and Kendall R. Moles, Tennessee Tech University.

- 3 to 3:20 p.m. - Predicting the Unseen: Mussel Species Richness Estimation in the Upper Green River - Jesse S. Helton and James B. Layzer, Tennessee Tech University.

- 3:20 to 3:40 p.m. - Comments on the Snail Fauna of the Upper Green River - Ryan Evans, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.

- 3:40 to 4:15 p.m. - Managing River Flow on the Green River, Ky. to Meet the Needs of Multiple Users - Andrew Miller - Ecological Applications, Michael Turner - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jordan Henk - Redlands Institute.

There will be discussion of the restoration/recovery from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. with a break from 2:30 to 2:40 p.m. The symposium will end at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kessler at rkkessler@campbellsville.edu or 789-5326.