Plenary session: Welcome and keynote presentation
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM Wed
Dr. Carol A. Johnston is Professor Emerita at South Dakota State University. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Soil Science from UW-Madison and went on to direct the Wisconsin Wetlands Inventory at the WDNR for six years. She has also worked as a consultant and as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation in Washington. Johnston was named a Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists in 2013 and Distinguished Landscape Ecologist by the International Association for Landscape Ecology–NA in 2022. Her research on beaver ponds and meadows is published in her book, Beavers: Boreal Ecosystem Engineers.