The complete list of symposia titles and speakers being presented at the 22nd Annual Conference is now available.

Download the complete list of Symposia & Contributed Papers Presentations here.

Ecology and Management of Wild Pigs (Sus scrofa) in North America

Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

A Ticking Time Bomb: An Overview and Critical Assessment of Wild Pig Research and Management in Canada
Ryan Brook, University of Saskatchewan

Wild Pig Management Preferences across the Southeastern United States
Erin Harper, Colorado State University/USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center

Impacts of Wild Pigs on Vertebrate Species
Stephen Ditchkoff, Auburn University

Attitudes and Financial Impact of Wild Pigs in the United States
Michael Mengak, University of Georgia

National Response to Reduce Damages Caused by Expansion of Feral Swine Population in the United States
Dale Nolte, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services

Development of a National Wild Pig Task Force as a Focal Point for National Leadership
Mark Smith, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Development of a Toxicant for Feral Swine in the United States
Nathan Snow, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center

Population Control of Wild Pigs By Using Phage-based Constructs Developed to Stimulate Production of Anti-sperm Antibodies.
Tatiana Samoylova, Auburn University

Defining Feral Swine Elimination in New York State
Justin Gansowski, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services- New York

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenzas in North America

Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenzas Arrive to North America in Wild Birds
Anne Ballmann, USGS-National Wildlife Health Center

Avian Influenza 101
Hon Ip, USGS-National Wildlife Health Center

Significance of HPAIv in Wild Birds: a Poultry Industry/Agricultural Perspective
Jette Christensen, AVC University of PEI

Significance of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Wild Birds: a Public Health Perspective
Elaine Bond, Department of the Interior

Significance of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Wild Birds: a Wildlife Management Perspective
Colin Gillin, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife

State Agency Response to the Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Pacific Flyway
Kristin Mansfield, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

State Wildlife Agency Response to Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Mississippi Flyway
Michelle Carstensen, MN Dept of Natural Resources

2015 United States Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Wild Bird Surveillance Plan
Thomas Gidlewski, USDA/APHIS-Wildlife Services

Avian Influenza in Canada; 2015 and Beyond
Craig Stephen, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

The Importance of Evolutionary Adaptive Capacity When Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Improving Conservation Outcomes with a Consistent Definition of Adaptive Capacity
Claudia Mengelt, National Academy of Sciences

Adaptive Potential of Tree Species: Implications for Assisted Migration to Address Climate Change
Andreas Hamann, University of Alberta

EVOsystem services
Andrew Hendry, McGill University

Incorporating Adaptive Genetic Variation in Conservation Prioritization
Michael Russello, the University of British Columbia

Can We Predict and Monitor the Genetic Responses Climate Change?
Michael Schwartz, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation

Evaluating Species Sensitivity to Climate Change in the Light of Intrinsic Adaptive Capacity: Vulnerability Framework and Management Options
Andrew Whiteley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Evolutionary tipping points in the capacity to adapt to environmental change
Carlos Botero, Washington University in St. Louis

Species, Populations, Genes Or Something Else: What Do We Save At a Time of Rapid Environmental Change?
Ary Hoffmann, the University of Melbourne

The Importance of Evolutionary Adaptive Capacity When Preparing for Changes Associated with Contemporary Climate Change
Erik Beever, U.S. Geological Survey

Wetlands of the Great Plains: Science Supporting Program and Policy Initiatives

Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Northern Prairie Wetlands: History, Current Status and Prospects for the Future
Henry Murkin, Wildlife Habitat Canada

Monitoring Wetland Habitats on the Canadian Prairies to Inform Conservation Programs and Policy Actions
Mike Watmough, Environment Canada

Agricultural Land-use Change in the Great Plains: Trends, Drivers and Implications for Wetlands
Ben Rashford, University of Wyoming

Estimating the Impact of Wetland Drainage on Flooding in a Canadian Prairie Watershed
John Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan

Regulation of Water Quantity and Quality by Isolated Wetland Basins in a Prairie Watershed: Implications of Four Decades of Drainage
Pascal Badiou, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Connecting Hydrology, Ecology, Climate, and Land Use to Inform Wetland Conservation and Policy in the Prairie Pothole Region
Michael Anteau, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

An Evaluation of Whole Ecosystem Recovery of Restored Prairie Wetlands
Lauren Bortolotti, University of Alberta

Integrated Planning Tools to Inform Conservation of Northern Prairie Wetlands
David Howerter, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research

Natural Land Conservation and Enhancement near Agricultural Croplands
Gregory Sekulic, Canola Council of Canada

Developing Wetland Policies and Programs – a Government Perspective
Rhonda McDougal, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Emerging topics in Aquatic Animal Health and Management

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Evolving Fish Health Programs to Meet Emerging Policy Needs
Craig Stephen, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Genome-wide Association Study of Survival in Acoustically Tagged Steelhead Smolts in Puget Sound, Washington
Kenneth Warheit, WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Use of High-throughput DNA Sequencing in Trophic Ecology: Opportunities for Pathogen Screening
Austen Thomas, WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Lessons Learned From Terrestrial Wildlife Health and Management
Helen Schwantje, BC Ministory of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Fishing for a Cure: the Role of Veterinarians in Aquatic Animal Health
Trista Welsh-Becker, WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Mammals as Sentinels of Ocean and Human Health
Andrea Bogomolni, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Microbiome of Asteroids affected by Sea Star Wasting Disease
Ian Hewson, Cornell University

Prevalence and Bioaccumulation of the Cyanotoxin BMAA in Freshwater Ecosystems: Implications for Wildlife and Human Health
Michelle Kneeland, Biodiversity Research Institute

Diagnostic Metagenomics as an Emerging Tool in Monitoring and Managing Fish Health
Katie Haman, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Integrating Resource Selection and Movement Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Thoughts on Historic Resource Selection and Movement Models
Lyman McDonald, WEST, Inc., Environmental & Statistical Consultants

Integrated Step Selection Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Resource Selection and Animal Movement
Tal Avgar, University of Alberta

Changes in Grizzly Bear Movement and Habitat-selection in Response to Recreationists in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes
Andrew Ladle, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta

Incorporating Movement and Memory into Models of Resource Selection
James Forester, University of Minnesota

Animal Movement Constraints Improve Resource Selection Inference in the Presence of Telemetry Error
Brian Brost, Colorado State University

Movement Analysis Reveals the Spatial Game between Predators and Prey
Daniel Fortin, Université Laval

Using Movement Models to Assess Behavior-Specific Habitat Relationships in Mule Deer
Joseph Northrup, Colorado State University

The Implications of Density-Dependent Resource Selection on Movement within Spatially Structured Populations: From Theory to Conservation and Management
Eric Vander Wal, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Road Less Travelled: Elk Habitat Selection and Movement in Relation to Roads
Christina Prokopenko, University of Alberta

Movement Models as a Tool to Refine Resource Selection Analysis in Highly Heterogeneous Landscapes
Jonathan Potts, University of Sheffield

Wildlife Conservation’s Dilemma: Fur, Feather, Fins, Steel, and People

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

To Everything There Is a Season; a Time to Kill, a Time to Heal, a Time to Tear Down, a Time to Build” – Strengthening the Dialogue
Terry Messmer, Jack H. Berryman Institute, Utah State University

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: the Future
John Organ, USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Units

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: Historical Perspective
Darren Miller, Weyerhaeuser Company

Conservation Delivery by State, Provincial, and Territorial Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Metrics, Mission, and the North American Model
Larry Voyles, Arizona Game and Fish Department

The Future of Wildlife Conservation and the North American Model: TWS Perspective
Ken Williams, the Wildlife Society

The Business of Conservation
Ann Forstchen, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Hunting for Wildlife Management – Can the Wildlife Management Institution Foster a Community-centric Hunter Orientation?
William Siemer, Cornell University

Time for a Remodel: Why, What and How?
Cynthia (Cindi) Jacobson, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

Universities and Wildlife Students in Transition
Carol Chambers, Northern Arizona University

The Role of Professional Partnerships in Managing Wildlife – Complexities with Gray Wolf and Grizzly Bear Management in Idaho.
Virgil Moore, Idaho Fish and Game Department

Communicating with the Concerned Urban Constituency about Wildlife Conflicts
Kevin Sullivan, USDA-APHIS- Wildlife Services

A National Reality – Either We Hang Together or We Surely Will Hang Alone
William (Bill) Clay, USDA-APHIS- Wildlife Services

Role of Hunting in Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Michael Conover, Utah State University

Conservation Sustainability and the NA Model
Mike O’Brien, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

The North American Model and Matters of Relevance
Loren Chase, Arizona Game and Fish Department

Building Support through a National Plan
John Frampton, Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow; Professional Development and Cultural Awareness for Wildlife Conservation
Zach Lowe, Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

Reflections on the Dilemma: Do we lead, follow or now what?
Michael Begier, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services

Wildlife and a Changing Climate: Research and Management Challenges

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm

The Big Picture – a Climate Scientists View on the State of the Planet and Where We May Be Heading
Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington

Big Changes in Cold Places: Projected Responses of Bird and Mammal Habitats to Climate Change in Northwest Alaska
Bruce Marcot, USDA Forest Service

Spatial Variation in the Ecology of an Arctic Marine Mammal in a Warming Climate
David Yurkowski, University of Windsor

Productivity of Mule Deer Tracks Phenological Variability over a Latitudinal Gradient
Thomas Edwards,, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Can Polar Bears Use Terrestrial Foods to Offset Lost Ice-based Hunting Opportunities?
Karyn Rode, USGS Alaska Science Center

Wolverine Caching in the Lowland Boreal Forest of Alberta: Implications of Climate Change and Industrial Development
Matthew Scrafford, University of Alberta

The Nuance and Complexity of Climate-wildlife Interactions: the Imperative to Understand Mechanisms
Erik Beever, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center

Resilience and Risk – a Demographic Model to Inform Conservation Planning for Polar Bears
Eric Regehr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Polar Bears in a Warming Arctic: Linking Behavioral Cascades to Population Threats
Todd Atwood, USGS Alaska Science Center

Renewable Energy and Wildlife: a Global and Industry Perspective

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Perspectives on renewable energy development and wildlife: a synthesis of issues, challenges and opportunities
Ed Arnett, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Renewable Energy and Wildlife: a Global Industry Perspective
Robert Thresher, NREL

State of Renewable Energy and Wildlife in Canada
Catherine Jardine, Bird Studies Canada

Wind-Wildlife Issues in Latin America
Caleb Gordon, Western Ecosystems Technology

A Synthesis of Avian Monitoring and Mortality Information at Existing Utility-Scale Solar Facilities
Leroy Walston, Argonne National Laboratory

Advanced Bioenergy: Working through Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits
Kristen Johnson, US Department of Energy

Conservation Biomass and Bioenergy: Achieving Landscape Scale Prairie Conservation through Value Innovation
Carol Williams, University of Missouri

Integrated Management of Invasive Cattails as Biofuel and a Wetland Management Strategy in the Northern Great Plains of the United States and Canada
Daniel Svedarsky, University of Minnesota

Integrating Wind Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation
Jerry Roppe, Iberdrola Renewables

2015 – a Diversified Profession: Are We There Yet?

Monday, Oct 19 8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Change is Normal: How Adaptive Are You?
Columbus Brown, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Beyond Diversity – Moving From the “Why” of Diversity to the “How” of Inclusion
Arthur Rodgers, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Assessing the Difficulty of Workforce Diversification:  The Case of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies in the Southeast
Tamara Jackson, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

The Value of Bio Diversity and Workforce Diversity in Environmental Organizations
David Buggs, Texas Parks and Wildlife

Nonprofits: Sources, Sinks, or Perpetuators of the Leaky Pipeline
Selma Glasscock, Welder Wildlife Foundation

Challenges and Disconnects for Diversity Recruitment in Natural Resources
Diana Doan-Crider, Texas A&M University

Challenges in the Federal Pathways Program
Berlinda Baca-Sanchez, USDA Forest Service

Integrating Women into Federal Agencies: The Forest Service Experience
Winifred Kessler, the Wildlife Society (Past President) / Forest Service (Retired)

Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century – a Strategic Organizational Imperative
Effenus Henderson, HenderWorks, Inc

Quantitative Approaches to Wildlife Disease

Monday, Oct 19, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

The Evolution of Quantitative Techniques to Address Questions about Emerging Wildlife Diseases
Kathryn Huyvaert, Colorado State University

Addressing Multiple Levels of Uncertainty When Creating and Implementing a Designed Surveillance System
Evan Grant, US Geological Survey

Simulated Realities: Learning From Modelling Rabies Ecology and Management
Erin Rees, Land and Sea Systems Analysis

Potential Sources of Biases that Can Arise in Common Disease Metrics
Alan Franklin, USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center

Modeling Animal Movement in Epidemiology
Ephraim Hanks, Pennsylvania State University

Phylogenetics and ABC Methods Applied to an Expanding Brucellosis Epidemic around Yellowstone
Paul Cross, US Geological Survey

Can Pathogen Invasion Produce a Phase-transition in Host Demography? a Closer Look At Pneumonia in Bighorn Sheep
Kezia Manlove, Pennsylvania State University

Raccoon Contact Networks and Rabies Transmission Dynamics
Meggan Craft, University of Minnesota

Challenges in Modeling Wildlife Disease Systems with Multiple Hosts
Michael Buhnerkempe, University of California, Los Angeles

Optimal Control Strategies for Epidemics on Heterogeneous Networks
Krishna Pacifici, North Carolina State University

Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice to Manage Impacts to Wildlife under the Combined Effects of Climate Change and Land Use

Monday, Oct 19, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Identifying the Gap between Our Understanding of the Cumulative Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on Wildlife Species, and the Available Process to Implement On-the-ground Actions to Mitigate Those Impacts
Kimberly Dawe, Golder Associates Ltd

Conservation in the 21st Century; the Case of Woodland Caribou in Canada’s Oil Sands
Stan Boutin, University of Alberta

Climate Change Will Radically and Irrevocably Alter Canada’s Boreal Forest
Dennis Murray, Trent University

Assisted Migration as a Potential Tool for Mitigating Climate Change and Land Use Impacts on Wildlife
John Pedlar, Natural Resources Canada

Inatct Wilderness Assists Species’ Responses to Climate Change
Jeremy Kerr, University of Ottawa

Canada’s Energy Policy
Mark Boyce, University of Alberta

Canadian Forest Service Science in Support of Forest Adaptation to Climate Change
John Pedlar, Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Actionable Science – Mandate and Methods
Robin O’Malley, USGS Climate change and wildlife center

Indigenous Peoples Involvement in Wildlife Management

Monday, Oct 19, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Historical and Current Context of Indigenous Treaties – How they Relate to Wildlife
Fred Kelly, Ojibways of Onigaming

The Manitoba Metis Harvesting Initiative
Al Benoit, Manitoba Metis Federation

Ojibwe Cultural Basis for Wildlife Management
Jonathan Gilbert, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

A Collaboration Between First Nations and Provincial Government to Document the Abundance and Distribution of Polar Bear Denning Activity in Northeast Manitoba, Canada
Vicki Trim, Government of Manitoba

Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board – a Co-management Approach
Daryll Hedman, Government of Manitoba

The Importance of Relationships and Adaptive Decision Making in Engaging First Nation Communities On Proposed Measures for Rebuilding Moose Populations
Kelly Leavesley, Conservation and Water Stewardship, Government of Manitoba

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Wildlife Co-Management in Nunavut
Paul Irngaut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc

Indigenous Peoples Involvement in Wildlife Management – Panel Discussion
Daniel Dupont, Government of Manitoba

Conservation of North America’s Boreal Forest

Tuesday, Oct 20, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Crossing the Great Wall: the Role of Habitat Availability in Facilitating Range Response to Climate Change
Jeremy Kerr, Univ. of Ottawa

The Peace-Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park: Canadian Wetland Resources at Risk
David Schindler, Univ. of Alberta

Keeping Caribou – Big Challenge, Immense Opportunity
James Schaefer, Trent University

Connecting Boreal Forest Conservation with Distant Habitats through the Journeys of Migratory Songbirds
Amélie Roberto-Charron, University of Manitoba

Assessing Change in Waterfowl Abundance Relative to Anthropogenic Disturbance
Stuart Slattery, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research

Reconciling Multiple Objectives Using Systematic Planning to Insure Sustainable Waterfowl Conservation in the Boreal
Marcel Darveau, Ducks Unlimited Canada & Laval University

Can We Ensure a Future for a Billion Birds?
Jeffrey Wells, Boreal Songbird Initiative

Collaborating Towards Solutions to the Challenges of Conservation and Sustainable Development across Canada’s Largest Terrestrial Ecosystem – the Boreal
Aran O’Carroll, Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Secretariat

Conservation of a Great Plains Mesocarnivore – the Swift Fox: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, Oct 20, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Evolution of the Canadian Swift Fox Re-introduction Program
Ludwig Carbyn, University of Alberta

Status, Trends and Threats of the Contiguous Reintroduced Swift Fox Population in Canada and Montana since 1995
Axel Moehrenschlager, Centre for Conservation Research, Calgary Zoological Society

Swift fox restoration in Montana and South Daktoa
Kyran Kunkel, American Prairie Reserve

Assessing the Status of Reintroduced Swift Fox in Southwestern South Dakota
Sarah Nevison, South Dakota State University

Assessment of Swift Fox Distribution in Nebraska
Lucia Corral, NE Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Use of Least-cost Path Analysis to Identify Potential Movement Corridors of Swift Foxes in Montana
Jessica Alexander, World Wildlife Fund

Building a Long-Term Connectivity Strategy for Swift Fox Populations in Montana: Progress to Date
Kristy Bly, World Wildlife Fund

Using Landscape Genetics to Identify Priority Grassland Conservation Areas for Maintaining Functional Connectivity in the Future: Lessons From the Swift Fox
Donelle Schwalm, Oregon State University

Genetic Diversity in a Reintroduced Swift Fox Population
Indrani Sasmal, Foundation for Ecological Security

A Polarizing Icon: Research and Management of the Polar Bear

Tuesday, Oct 20, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Onshore Food Resources Add Complexity to the Response of Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bears to Declining Sea Ice Habitat
Melissa McKinney, University of Connecticut

Factors Influencing Terrestrial Movements and Distribution of Polar Bears during the Ice-free Season
Vicki Sahanatien University of Alberta

Declining Sea Ice and Polar Bear Survival, Defining Critical Thresholds
Péter Molnár, University of Toronto Scarborough

Projecting When Sea Ice Absence Will Exceed Persistence Thresholds for Polar Bears
Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington

Polar Bear Attacks on Humans: Implications of a Changing Climate
James Wilder, Shoshone National Forest

Changes in Land Use Patterns of Chukchi Sea Polar Bears in Relation to Sea Ice Conditions
Karyn Rode, USGS Alaska Science Center

Implications of the Circumpolar Genetic Structure of Polar Bears for their Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in a Rapidly Warming Arctic
Lily Peacock

Unraveling Polar Bear Physiology in Summer: Comparing Bears on Shore and Ice
John Whiteman, Dept. Zool. and Phys., Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming

The Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan: Cooperative Management in a Changing Climate
Michael Runge, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Effects of Climate Change and Stressors on Polar Bears: the Next (Modeling) Generation
Bruce Marcot, USDA Forest Service

Spatial Capture-Recapture Models: Methodological Developments and Applications

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Grizzly Bears without Borders: Spatially Explicit Capture Recapture Population Monitoring in Southwestern Alberta
Andrea Morehouse, University of Alberta

Incorporating uncertain identity in spatial capture-recapture: application to fisher in New York
Daniel Linden, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Cornell University

Estimating Abundance when Landscape Structure Determines Patterns of both Space-Use and Density
Chris Sutherland, Cornell University

Spatial Capture Recapture Design: Tradeoffs of Sampling Strategies and Cost
Tabitha Graves, USGS- Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Designing Cost-effective Monitoring Strategies Using Spatial Capture-recapture: a Case Study of Louisiana Black Bears
Jared Laufenberg, University of Georgia

Modeling Spatio-temporal Population Dynamics by Combining Distance Sampling and Capture-recapture Data
Richard Chandler, Univ. Georgia

Large Scale Population Estimation Integrating Spatial Capture-recapture, Occupancy, and Citizen Science Presence-absence Data
Catherine Sun, Cornell University

Corridor Design Applications of Spatial Capture-Recapture Models
Dana Morin, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Spatial Capture-Recapture Methods for Acoustic Detection Data
Ben Stevenson, University of St Andrews

Spatial Capture-recapture Model Performance with Known Small-mammal Densities
Brian Gerber, Colorado State University

Wildlife in Managed Forests: Perspectives for Northern Forests

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Forestry and Wildlife in the North: Challenges, Opportunities and Trends
Andrew de Vries, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc

Cold and Rare: Assessing Species at Risk and Forest Management in Canada
Darren Sleep, National Council for Air and Streem Improvement, Inc

Is There a Northern Limit to Sustainable Forestry in the North? A General Framework Using Quebec’sBoreal Forest
Louis Imbeau, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

An Overview and Synthesis of Recent Studies Pertinent to the Ecotoxicology of Glyphosate-based Herbicides as Used in Canadian Forest Vegetation Management
Dean Thompson, Natural Resources Canada

Changes to Wetland and Riparian Associated Bird Communities in Response to Forestry: Are There Thresholds?
Julienne Morissette, Ducks Unilimited Canada

Influence of Forest Management and Climate Change on Furbearers: Insights from Fur Harvest
Jeff Bowman, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Timber Harvest and Natural Disturbance Emulation: Lessons from Land and Water Birds
Thomas Nudds, University of Guelph

Is Forest Management that Emulates Natural Disturbance Patterns a Valid Caribou Conservation Strategy? RSPF and Disturbance Assessments
Robert Rempel, Centre for Northern Ecosystem Research, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bats and Forest Management
Craig Willis, University of Winnipeg

Land Cover and Vegetation Factors Influencing Snowshoe Hare Occupancy in Michigan
Gary Roloff, Michigan State University

Rangeland Wildlife in the Northern Great Plains: Engaging for Success!

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Grassland Restoration in the Northern Great Plains: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities
Jonathan Haufler, Ecosystem Management Research Institute

Grassland Bird Populations: History, Mystery, and Hope
Douglas Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey

Impacts of Energy Development on Rangeland Wildlife in the Northern Great Plains
Jeffrey Beck, University of Wyoming

Economic Disincentives of Grazing in the Northern Great Plains
Sandy Smart, South Dakota State University

Land-use Change in the Northern Great Plains: Implications for Pollinator Conservation and Pollination Services
Clint Otto, United States Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Importance of Fire to Conserve and Restore Wildlife on Working Rangelands in the Northern Great Plains
Samuel Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University

Enhancing Use of Prescribed Fire as a Grassland Restoration Tool in the Northern Great Plains
Bill Vodehnal, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Twenty-five Years of Prescribed Management to Conserve Manitoba Tall-grass Prairie Biodiversity – Lessons Learned
Cary Hamel, Nature Conservancy of Canada

Concepts and Applications of Network Analysis in Wildlife Science

Wednesday, Oct 21, 1:30 – 5:20 pm

Why Network Analysis Is Useful for Wildlife Science: The Past, Present, and Future
Robert Fletcher, University of Florida

A New Generalized Network Model for Wildlife Movement and Disease Spread in Fragmented Landscapes
Marie-Josée Fortin, University of Toronto

Spatial Autoregressive Models for Ecological Inferences
Jay Ver Hoef, National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Circuit Theory and Wildlife Conservation: Promise, Pitfalls, and Future Directions
Brad McRae, the Nature Conservancy

Implications of Imperfect Detection and Sampling for Wildlife Networks
Brian Reichert, University of Florida

Using Spatial Demographic Networks to Identify Optimal Locations for Wetland Construction and Restoration
William Peterman, the Ohio State University

Wildlife Disease Dynamics and Contact Networks
Meggan Craft, University of Minnesota

Edge and Node Properties of Genetic Networks
Jeff Bowman, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Amphibian Dispersal and Distribution in Stream Networks
Evan Campbell Grant, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Applying Social Network Analysis to Wildlife: a Case Study of American Black Bears
Jennifer Moore, Grand Valley State University