Campbellsville University to hold Third Annual Upper Green River Aquatic Fauna Symposium April 18

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University is hosting the third annual Upper Green River Aquatic Fauna Symposium Friday, April 18 beginning 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 open to the public especially for visiting researchers, faculty and student.

The free symposium schedule is below:

1 p.m.-1:10 p.m., welcome and introduction;
1:10 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Upper Green River Mussel Restoration and Recovery Efforts —
Recovery and Restoration of the Federally Endangered ring pink mussel, Obovariaretusa, with comments on other listed species — Monte McGregor, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources;

1:45 p.m. -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 p.m. -3 p.m. — Monitoring Mussels in the Upper Green River — James B. Layzer and Kendall R. Moles, Tennessee Tech University;
3 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. — Comments on the Snail Fauna of the Upper Green River — Ryan Evans, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission;
3:40 p.m. – 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 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with a break from 2:30 p.m. until 2:40 p.m. The symposium will end at 4:30 p.m.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News& World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News& World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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