Plenary Session and keynote presentation
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thu
Ryan O’Connor is an ecologist and conducts biotic inventories of natural communities for the Wisconsin DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation program. His professional interests include providing land managers with high-quality data to make better decisions, developing climate adaptation resources, and hunting for rare and invasive plants. He is also a member of the Plants and Natural Communities Working Group for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts. He received his master’s degree from the University of Michigan and has spent much of his time in Wisconsin helping to develop floristic quality benchmarks for wetland communities.