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Session Name
Session Chair
Start Time
Bat MitigationDave JohnstonWednesday Feb 7 12:40 PM
Communicating Science to Diverse AudiencesKatie SmithWednesday Feb 7 12:40 PM
Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles IJeff AlvarezWednesday Feb 7 12:40 PM
Ecology and Conservation of Mammals IBen BeckerWednesday Feb 7 3:05 PM
Ecology and Conservation of Birds IColleen WisinskiWednesday Feb 7 3:05 PM
Public Policy and Wildlife ManagementPamela Flick and Ben SolveskyWednesday Feb 7 3:05 PM
Ecology and Conservation of Mammals IIEsther BurkettThursday Feb 8 8:10 AM
Ecology and Conservation of Birds IIRick WilliamsThursday Feb 8 8:10 AM
Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles IIDavid CookThursday Feb 8 8:10 AM
Ecology and Conservation of Mammals IIIJohn PerrineThursday Feb 8 10:35 AM
Wildlife Techniques and TechnologiesNatasha DvorakThursday Feb 8 10:35 AM
Wildlife Health and Disease EcologyRhys EvansThursday Feb 8 10:35 AM
Ecology and Conservation of Mammals IVRandi LogsdonFriday Feb 9 8:10 AM
Ecology and Conservation of Birds IIILinda LeemanFriday Feb 9 8:10 AM
Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Research and ManagementMichael BuchalskiFriday Feb 9 8:10 AM
Endangered Species RecoveryRachel MazurFriday Feb 9 10:35 AM
Urban Wildlife ManagementJohn McNerneyFriday Feb 9 10:35 AM
Wildlife and Climate ChangeChrissy HowellFriday Feb 9 10:35 AM
Student Poster SessionAllison Fuller and Carlos AlvaradoThursday Feb 8 7:00 AM
Poster SessionAllison Fuller and Carlos AlvaradoThursday Feb 8 6:00 PM


Session: Bat Mitigation

Chair: Dave Johnston, HT Harvey & Associates

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1Carpenter, JillLOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHERE BAT ROOSTS ARE INSTALLED CAN BE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN MITIGATING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.Feb 7 12:45 PM
2Brown, PatriciaBATS AND MINE CLOSURES.Feb 7 1:05 PM
3Harris, LeilaBAT ACOUSTIC SURVEY APPROACHES: KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN A DEVELOPING FIELDFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Johnston, DaveMITIGATING FOR NOISE NEAR ROOSTS: WHAT FREQUENCY OF NOISE AND WHICH SPECIES OF BATS?Feb 7 1:45 PM
5Schell, RobertROLE OF LAND BANKING IN COMPENSATORY MITIGATION FOR LOSS OF BAT HABITAT IN CALIFORNIAFeb 7 2:05 PM
6Tatarian, GregSUCCESSFULLY MITIGATING LOSS OF BRIDGE ROOST HABITATFeb 7 2:25 PM

 

Session: Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences

Chair: Katie Smith, UC Davis/CDFW

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1Amlin, AngelaFIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME FOR MONK SEALS: TURNING A COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE INTO A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITYFeb 7 12:45 PM
2Cullens, LynnCOMMUNICATING CHANGE: DEVELOPING CALIFORNIA'S 2017 CONCEPTUAL MOUNTAIN LION DEPREDATION POLICYFeb 7 1:05 PM
3Fields, LisaCOMMUNICATING SCIENCE THROUGH PUBLIC MEETINGSFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Merenlender, AdinaENGAGING THE PUBLIC THROUGH A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: CALIFORNIA NATURALISTS AND CLIMATE STEWARDSFeb 7 1:45 PM
5Murphy, LisaCITIZEN SCIENCE AND SHARED PERSONAL NARRATIVES: KEYS TO COMMUNICATING SCIENCE TO DIVERSE AUDIENCESFeb 7 2:05 PM
6Smith, KatieHUMAN DIVERSITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO YOUR ORGANIZATION AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION EFFORTS?Feb 7 2:25 PM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles I

Chair: Jeff Alvarez, The Wildlife Project

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1Alvarez, Jeff USING 20 YEARS OF CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER SURVEY DATA TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE MONITORING DURATION PERIODSFeb 7 12:45 PM
2Funari, ClaudiaEXCLUSIONARY FENCING FOR CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDERS: LESSONS LEARNEDFeb 7 1:05 PM
3McCleary, TravisROAD MORTALITY MITIGATION: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MESH FENCING VERSUS ANIMEX FENCINGFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Macedo, AdrianPRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE LIFE HISTORY OF A RARE POPULATION OF TAILED FROGS IN THE TRINITY ALPSFeb 7 1:45 PM
5Stoelting, RickaASSESSING THE RESPONSE OF THE ALAMEDA WHIPSNAKE TO FUELS MANAGEMENT AND HABITAT VARIATION IN EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA: PRELIMINARY RESULTSFeb 7 2:05 PM
6Wittmann, JulieTHE IMPACT OF WILDFIRE AND CHANGING SEASONAL CLIMATE VARIABLES ON TERRESTRIAL AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: PATTERNS IN COMMUNITY COMPOSITIONFeb 7 2:25 PM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Mammals I

Chair: Ben Becker, Point Reyes National Seashore

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1Becker, BenjaminTWENTY YEARS OF HARBOR SEAL POPULATION DYNAMICS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:10 PM
2Allen, SarahSUNBATHERS, SNOWY PLOVERS, AND SEALS: NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY GROWTH AT POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA, 1981-2017Feb 7 3:30 PM
3Belamaric, PairsaSUMMER MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND FOURTH ORDER HABITAT SELECTION OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES (ERETHIZON DORSATUM) IN A COASTAL DUNE SYSTEMFeb 7 3:50 PM
4Tucker, JodyMULTI-REGION, MULTI-SCALE, MESCOCARNIVORE MONITORING: DEVELOPING A SCIENTIFICALLY DEFENSIBLE BROAD-SCALE MONITORING FRAMEWORK Feb 7 4:10 PM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Birds I

Chair: Colleen Wisinski, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

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1Airola, DanielMIGRATION AND WINTERING AREAS USED BY SWAINSON'S HAWKS BREEDING IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:10 PM
2Dillingham, ColinUNEXPECTED MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATION BY BREEDING PEREGRINE FALCONS (FALCO PEREGRINUS) IN PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:30 PM
3Castaneda, Xeronimo HOW DOES LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION AFFECT FORGING PATTERNS OF BARN OWLS (TYTO ALBA) IN AN URBAN-AGRICULTURAL SETTING OF CALIFORNIA?Feb 7 3:50 PM
4Wilson, AshleyANTHROPOGENIC NIGHTLIGHT AND NOISE EFFECTS ON FEEDERWATCH BIRD ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTIONFeb 7 4:10 PM
5Henke, AndiTEMPORAL AND SPATIAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR (GYMNOGYPS CALIFORNIANUS) TO PREDICT HABITAT USE AND POTENTIAL INTERACTIONS WITH POWER LINES: AN INNOVAFeb 7 4:30 PM

 

Session: Public Policy and Wildlife Management

Chair: Pamela Flick and Ben Solvesky, Defenders of Wildlife and Sierra Forest Legacy

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1Harrell, MerylPLANNING RULE HISTORY, PURPOSE, AND APPROACH TO WILDLIFE Feb 7 3:10 PM
2Hamilton, HealyIMPROVING AT-RISK SPECIES DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION TO SUPPORT FOREST PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTFeb 7 3:30 PM
3Hayward, GregEVALUATING CONSERVATION STATUS: RISK ASSESSMENT IN LAND MANAGEMENTFeb 7 3:50 PM
4Noon, Barry COARSE AND FINE-FILTER ASSESSMENTS UNDER THE FOREST SERVICE'S 2012 PLANNING RULE Feb 7 4:10 PM
5Hicks, JoshTHE UPPER RIO GRANDE CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVEFeb 7 4:30 PM
6Sawyer, SarahPLANNING FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENTFeb 7 4:50 PM
7Manley, PatriciaMONITORING MULTIPLE WILDLIFE SPECIES: WHY AND WHY NOTFeb 7 5:10 PM
8Nelson, PeterWILDLIFE PLANNING UNDER THE 2012 PLANNING RULE: KEY IMPLEMENTATION ISSUESFeb 7 5:30 PM
9, MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSIONFeb 7 5:50 PM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Mammals II

Chair: Esther Burkett, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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1Moriarty, KatieIDENTIFYING RESTING LOCATIONS OF SMALL, ELUSIVE, FOREST-DWELLING CARNIVORES USING GPS CLUSTERSFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Tweedy, PatrickUSING LIDAR TO DESCRIBE PACIFIC MARTEN RESTING HABITAT AT MULTIPLE SPATIAL SCALESFeb 8 8:35 AM
3Barry, BrentSTATUS OF FISHER POPULATIONS IN OREGONFeb 8 8:55 AM
4Green, DavidMIXED-SEVERITY WILDFIRES HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON FISHERS AND A POSITIVE EFFECT ON GRAY FOXESFeb 8 9:15 AM
5Slauson, KeithHABITAT MEDIATES INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMBOLDT MARTENS AND BOBCATS: EVIDENCE FROM DIET, HABITAT SELECTION, AND GRADIENTS IN LANDSCAPE COMPOSITIONFeb 8 9:35 AM
6Matthews, SeanFEMALE AGE AND FOREST COMPOSITION INFLUENCE FISHER REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESSFeb 8 9:55 AM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Birds II

Chair: Rick Williams, PG&E

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1Wann, GregoryANNUAL AND SEASONAL VARIABILITY IN LEK ATTENDANCE RATES OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE IN NEVADAFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Coates, PeterADVERSE IMPACTS OF WILDFIRE ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE POPULATIONS AND SCIENCE-DRIVEN TOOLS TO SUPPORT MANAGEMENT ACTIONSFeb 8 8:35 AM
3Severson, JohnEFFECTS OF GPS TRACKING DEVICES ON SAGE-GROUSE SURVIVALFeb 8 8:55 AM
4O'Neil, ShawnSPATIALLY-EXPLICIT MODELING OF COMMON RAVEN DENSITY AND OCCURRENCE ACROSS SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR GREATER SAGE-GROUSE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESSFeb 8 9:15 AM
5Grady, KathleenLANDSCAPE AND VEGETATION FEATURES IMPROVE RESTORATION SUCCESS FOR BIRDS: USING THE RIPARIAN BIRD INDEX TO EVALUATE CREEK RESTORATION IN CALIFORNIA RANGELANDSFeb 8 9:35 AM
6Cole, JerryHABITAT RELATIONSHIPS OF BIRD AND BUMBLE BEE COMMUNITIES IN MONTANE RIPARIAN CORRIDORSFeb 8 9:55 AM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles II

Chair: David Cook, Sonoma County Water Agency

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1Cook, David PRESERVE VIABILITY FOR THE ENDANGERED CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER IN AN URBANIZING AREAFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Howland, DustinEVALUATING THE HEALTH OF MANAGED WETLANDS IN CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEYFeb 8 8:35 AM
3Westphal, MichaelTHE CASE FOR DRAWING DOWN FISHLESS PONDS: PREDATION ON CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG EGGS BY OVERWINTERING NEWT LARVAEFeb 8 8:55 AM
4Demianew, JustinDOES THE AQUATIC GARTERSNAKE (THAMNOPHIS ATRATUS) DEPEND ON INTRODUCED SALMONIDS OR NATIVE AMPHIBIANS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE TRINITY ALPS WILDERNESS?Feb 8 9:15 AM
5Terry, DanaCOMPARISON OF HARD AND SOFT RELEASE TECHNIQUES IN A FOUNDER POPULATION OF NORTHERN WESTERN POND TURTLES (ACTINEMYS MARMORATA)Feb 8 9:35 AM
6Blakemore, GarethWE WANT A SHRUBBERY! WHY INVASIVE CHEATGRASS MAY BE RUINING THE GREAT BASIN DESERT FOR REPTILESFeb 8 9:55 AM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Mammals III

Chair: John Perrine, Cal Poly, SLO

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1Lowrey, ChristopherFEMALE MULE DEER RESPONSE TO FORAGE AVAILABILITY AND PREDATION RISK IN A MOJAVE DESERT SKY-ISLAND LANDSCAPEFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Blum, MarcusTIME RELATED ALTERATIONS IN RESOURCE SELECTION OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS NELSONI)Feb 8 11:00 AM
3Dilts, ThomasHABITAT SELECTION BY PYGMY RABBIT AT REGIONAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALESFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Quinn, CateTHE STATUS AND TRAJECTORY OF A REMNANT NATIVE RED FOX POPULATION IN THE CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADAFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Keeley, AnnikaFROM PLANNING TO ACTION: IMPLEMENTING HABITAT CONNECTIVITYFeb 8 12:00 PM

 

Session: Wildlife Techniques and Technologies

Chair: Natasha Dvorak, Swaim Biological

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1Rose, JonathanINTEGRATING CAPTURE-MARK-RECAPTURE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH MODELS REVEALS SIZE-DEPENDENT SURVIVAL IN AN ELUSIVE SNAKEFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Gritts, Mitchell A NEW METHOD TO ESTIMATE MIGRATION TIMINGFeb 8 11:00 AM
3Cullens, LynnDEPREDATION DETERRENCE: FINDING COMMON GROUND BY RECOGNIZING THE OBSTACLES WE SHAREFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Shoemaker, KevinINTEGRATING MACHINE-LEARNING WITH CLASSICAL WILDLIFE RESOURCE SELECTION ANALYSESFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Douglas, Nancy DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY PUSHES CHANGE IN THE PROCESS OF DATA COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND REPORTING: HOW TO DO ITFeb 8 12:00 PM

 

Session: Wildlife Health and Disease Ecology

Chair: Rhys Evans, Vandenberg Air Force Base

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1Rogers, KrystaDISEASE THREAT POSED BY NON-NATIVE COLUMBIDS IN CALIFORNIAFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Dwight, IanDISEASE SURVEILLANCE OF WILD AND PEN-REARED PHEASANTS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 8 11:00 AM
3Groff, TierraUNEXPECTED CONSPECIFIC LEUCOCYTOZOON INFECTION IN WOODPECKERS AND CORVIDSFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Glueckert, ElleDISTRIBUTION OF ALEUTIAN DISEASE VIRUS-LIKE VIRUS IN FREE RANGING STRIPED SKUNKS (MEPHITIS MEPHITIS) IN CALIFORNIAFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Kukielka, EstherINVESTIGATING RACCOON ABUNDANCE AND HOME RANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR REINTRODUCING THE CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG IN YOSEMITE VALLEYFeb 8 12:00 PM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Mammals IV

Chair: Randi Logsdon, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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1Le, My-LanTHE INFLUENCE OF NATURAL SOUNDS ON CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRREL (OTOSPERMOPHILUS BEECHEYI) VIGILANCE AND PREDATOR DETECTIONFeb 9 8:15 AM
2Karasov-Olson, AvivHABITAT ASSOCIATIONS OF SMALL MAMMALS ALONG AN ELEVATION GRADIENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Schwemm, CatherinCOMPARING INDICES AND ADVANCED MODELS FOR DETECTING POPULATION TRENDS FROM MARK-RECAPTURE DATA FOR ISLAND DEER MICE (PEROMYSCUS MANICULATUS) OVER TWO DECADESFeb 9 8:55 AM
4Smith, KatrinaSITE SELECTION IN A POPULATION MONITORING PROGRAM FOR TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BATS: DOES CAVE MORPHOLOGY PREDICT ABUNDANCE OF HIBERNATING BATS?Feb 9 9:15 AM
5Weller, TheodoreYEAR-ROUND CHANGES IN BODY CONDITION IN THREE SPECIES OF BATS PROVIDE CLUES TO THEIR OVERWINTERING STRATEGIESFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Reyes, GabrielFORAGING HABITAT OF BATS ACROSS MARIN COUNTY OPEN SPACESFeb 9 9:55 AM

 

Session: Ecology and Conservation of Birds III

Chair: Linda Leeman, Ascent Environmental

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1Barbaree, BlakeDYNAMIC SURFACE WATER DISTRIBUTIONS MEDIATE MOVEMENTS OF NON-BREEDING SHOREBIRDS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:15 AM
2Colwell, MarkSNOWY PLOVERS BREED IN OPEN HABITATS WHERE THEIR PRODUCTIVITY DECREASES WITH ACTIVITY OF CORVIDS AND HUMANSFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Papian, NoraVARIATION IN APPARENT SURVIVAL ESTIMATES OF WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:55 AM
4Miller, JamieSNOWY PLOVER NEST DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT CHANGES FOLLOWING COASTAL DUNE RESTORATIONFeb 9 9:15 AM
5Riensche, DavidTERN TOWN: A CASE STUDY IN SHOREBIRD RESTORATIONFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Fesnock, AmyBACKGROUND MORTALITY: SETTING CONTEXT FOR AVIAN MORTALITY RATES AT SOLAR FACILITIES IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERTFeb 9 9:55 AM

 

Session: Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Research and Management

Chair: Michael Buchalski, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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1Schumer, GreggDEVELOPING AND VALIDATING A QPCR ASSAY FOR THE THREATENED CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG (RANA DRAYTONII)Feb 9 8:15 AM
2Bedwell, MalloryDEVELOPING AN EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL DNA SAMPLING PROTOCOL FOR AQUATIC AMPHIBIANSFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Buchalski, Michael
GENETIC SIGNATURES OF LOCAL ADAPTATION IN NATIVE DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP HERDS OF THE GREAT BASIN

Feb 9 8:55 AM
4Jahner, JoshuaTHE GENETIC LEGACY OF FORTY YEARS OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP TRANSLOCATIONS IN NEVADAFeb 9 9:15 AM
5Gille, DaphnePOPULATION GENETICS OF BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS) IN ARIZONA FOLLOWING DECADES OF TRANSLOCATION MANAGEMENTFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Statham, MarkDIFFERENTIATION OF RELICT POPULATIONS OF THE ENDANGERED GIANT KANGAROO RAT PREDATES AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION IN THE SAN JOAQUIN DESERTFeb 9 9:55 AM

 

Session: Endangered Species Recovery

Chair: Rachel Mazur, Yosemite National Park

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1Allan, NoraINSIGHT INTO THE BIOLOGY, CAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, AND CONSERVATION OF THE ENDANGERED AMARGOSA VOLE (MICROTUS CALIFORNICUS SCIRPENSIS)Feb 9 10:40 AM
2Clifford, Deana SAVING THE AMARGOSA VOLE: A CASE STUDY IN RESEARCH-DRIVEN RECOVERYFeb 9 11:00 AM
3Harvey, BrigitINFLUENCES ON FORAGING PREFERENCE DEVELOPMENT IN AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR A NOVEL CONSERVATION STRATEGYFeb 9 11:20 AM
4Mathews, StevenRE-EVALUATING TRANSLOCATION OBJECTIVES: ESTABLISHING GROUSE CULTURAL AFFINITY TO THE RESTORATION SITE TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUSTAINING POPULATION GROWTHFeb 9 11:40 AM
5Schofield, LynnUSING CONSPECIFIC SONGS AS A SPECIES RESTORATION TECHNIQUE FOR WILLOW FLYCATCHERSFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Stanek, JennaWESTERN YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO NEST SITE SELECTION IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEYFeb 9 12:20 PM
7Stake, MikeWHY IS THERE A LEAD POISONING THREAT FOR CALIFORNIA CONDORS EVEN AFTER THE LEAD AMMUNITION BAN?Feb 9 12:40 PM

 

Session: Urban Wildlife Management

Chair: John McNerney, City of Davis

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1Anderson, IleeneTWENTY YEARS OF EFFORTS TO PROTECT WILDLIFE OF THE SANTA CLARA RIVER: SUCCESS!Feb 9 10:40 AM
2Madrak, SheilaUSING AN INDEPENDENT DOUBLE OBSERVER APPROACH TO ESTIMATE ABUNDANCE OF LIGHT-FOOTED RIDGWAY'S RAIL (RALLUS OBSOLETUS LEVIPES) IN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WETLANDFeb 9 11:00 AM
3Griffiths, JessicaA GROVE WITH A VIEW: HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY OVERWINTERING SITES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 9 11:20 AM
4Greer, NatalieRELOCATING A HISTORIC CORMORANT NESTING COLONY BY INSTALLING NESTING PLATFORMS ON THE NEW EAST SPAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGEFeb 9 11:40 AM
5Furnas, BrettVERY HIGH DENSITIES OF MULE DEER (ODOCOILEUS HEMIONUS) ASSOCIATED WITH SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT IN MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Ihl, Claudia URBAN MUSKOXEN IN NOME, ALASKAFeb 9 12:20 PM
7Kohlmann, SteveINTEGRATING MITIGATION, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AT COMMUNITY-RELEVANT SCALESFeb 9 12:40 PM

 

Session: Wildlife and Climate Change

Chair: Chrissy Howell, USFS- PSW

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1Hunter, ElizabethDIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON SURVIVAL RATES DRIVE HYBRID ZONE MOVEMENTFeb 9 10:40 AM
2Semerdjian, AlyssaSHRINKING GIANTS? ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL FOR CLIMATE DRIVEN MORPHOMETRIC CHANGE IN THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)Feb 9 11:00 AM
3Bean, WilliamASSESSING BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC LIMITS TO SPECIES DISTRIBUTION UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMPARING NICHE OVERLAP OF ISOLATED POPULATIONS OF AN ENDANGERED RODENTFeb 9 11:20 AM
4Leja, StephanieDESCRIBING AVIAN SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS ACROSS THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY THROUGH A STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE MONITORING EFFORTFeb 9 11:40 AM
5Rich, LindseyMULTI-SPECIES TO MULTI-TAXA: SIMULTANEOUSLY EVALUATING MAMMAL AND SONGBIRD DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE MOJAVE DESERTFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Jones Scherbinski, JennieMICROCLIMATE SELECTION OF A HEAT RESTRICTED MAMMAL (APLODONTIA RUFA NIGRA)Feb 9 12:20 PM
7Powelson, Kat CO-PRODUCING SCIENCE TO SUPPORT CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONFeb 9 12:40 PM

 

Session: Student Poster Session

Chair: Allison Fuller and Carlos Alvarado, Ascent Environmental

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1Ahmed, BayanSPATIAL FORAGING PATTERNS OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES IN COASTAL DUNE HABITATS
2Arthur, TinaPREDICTED HABITAT SELECTION OF THE INVASIVE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET IN BAKERSFIELD, CA
3Baek, HannaPRESENCE AND PREVALENCE OF HAEMOPROTEUS IN TWO HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
4Batter, TomUSING AN OCCUPANCY MODEL TO DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SAMPLING DESIGN FOR POPULATION ESTIMATION OF TULE ELK USING FECAL DNA IN COLUSA AND LAKE COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
5Boortz, KarenVARIATION IN JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON MACROINVERTEBRATE PREY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION AREA; IMPLICATIONS FOR CARRYING CAPACITY AND RESTORATION SUCCESS
6Brazeal, JenniferEVALUATING THE USE OF NON-INVASIVE GENETIC SPATIAL CAPTURE-RECAPTURE FOR ESTIMATING ELK POPULATION DENSITY
7Chrysafis, PetrosEFFECT OF DEVELOPMENT ON MAMMAL USE OF THE RIPARIAN HABITAT IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
8Cochran, LeahUTILIZATION OF RIPARIAN WOODLANDS BY CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY
9Coen, AmandaEXAMINING THE INFLUENCES OF LANDSCAPE AND POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GENETIC PATTERNS
10Cook, NathanMOVEMENTS AND STAGING LOCATIONS OF CANVASBACK (AYTHYA VALISINERIA) IN THE PACIFIC FLYWAY
11Crowell, MirandaBEEN THERE, TRAPPED THAT! TRAP SUCCESS OF PYGMY RABBITS IN THE GREAT BASIN
12Divoky, Cameron SEASONAL ACTIVITY OF THE PALLID BAT (ANTROZOUS PALLIDUS) IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
13Enriquez, LaurenHABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF CASCADES FROG (RANA CASCADAE) INTO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
14Harris, MichelleWILDLIFE MORTALITIES IN OPEN TOP PIPES IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEY, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
15Howard, GrantPREVALENCE OF INTERNAL PARASITES DETERMINED BY FECAL TESTING OF WILDLIFE AT A SONOMA COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER
16Jensen, AlexA PROPOSED ANALYSIS OF DEER USE OF JUMPOUT RAMPS AND FELID USE OF CULVERTS ALONG HIGHWAYS WITH WILDLIFE EXCLUSION FENCING
17Lin, JessicaESTABLISHING A LONG-TERM MONITORING PROGRAM TO CHARACTERIZE SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGES IN BAT ASSEMBLAGE OF A TYPICAL CENTRAL VALLEY RIPARIAN HABITAT
18Merrell, JerrodEFFECTS OF DISTURBANCE ON MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF A LARGE MIGRATORY UNGULATE
19Mohr, AdamTULE ELK HABITAT SELECTION AT THE LOCAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALE
20Nelson, NicoletteON THE ROLLING BEHAVIOR OF THE MOUNT LYELL SALAMANDER: ESCAPE STRATEGY OR SCUTTLEBUTT?
21Nielsen, DannyECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS IN A HYBRID ZONE BETWEEN TWO SPECIES OF WOODRAT (GENUS NEOTOMA)
22Oakden, KarenWHAT'S IN A PELLET? A DIET ANALYSIS OF DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS USING PELLETS IN SOUTH HUMBOLDT BAY, CALIFORNIA
23Owen, JuliaUSE OF NONINVASIVE DNA TO DETERMINE GENETIC SUBDIVISIONS AMONG ECOREGIONAL COYOTE POPULATIONS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
24Preckler-Quisquater, SophieASSESSING SELECTIVE INTROGRESSION OF NONNATIVE RED FOX GENES INTO THE GENOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE NATIVE SACRAMENTO VALLEY RED FOX
25Rosenthal, EliannaGROWTH RATE VARIATION AMONG JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON COHORTS DUE TO REARING CONDITIONS
26Rossi, AvivaCOMPARISON OF NICHES OF THREE SYMPATRIC HIGH-ELEVATION GROUND-DWELLING SQUIRRELS
27Sanchez, CamiloGENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY ESTABLISHED COYOTE POPULATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
28Schooler, SarahBIOTIC AND ABIOTIC EFFECTS ON COFFEE BERRY BORER (HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI) ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION ON COFFEE FARMS IN KENYA
29Semerdjian, AlyssaEVALUATING THE SPECIES DISTRIBUTION FOR THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)
30Single, AlexIMPACT OF NESTING MICROHABITAT AND FORAGING HABITAT ON COLONY LOCATIONS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK SWIFT (CYPSELOIDES NIGER BOREALIS)
31Tarcha, CeliaSTUDYING HABITAT USE OF THE RIPARIAN BRUSH RABBIT (SYLVILAGUS BACHMANI RIPARIUS) IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WITH CAMERA TRAPS
32Vo, KathyEFFECTS OF MAMMALIAN APOSEMATIC PATTERN AND CONTRAST VARIATION ON PREDATOR AVOIDANCE LEARNING

 

Session: Poster Session

Chair: Allison Fuller and Carlos Alvarado, Ascent Environmental

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1Ahmed, BayanSPATIAL FORAGING PATTERNS OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES IN COASTAL DUNE HABITATS
2Aliperti, Jaclyn LITTER TRANSLOCATIONS BY YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOTS, MARMOTA FLAVIVENTRIS
3Arthur, TinaPREDICTED HABITAT SELECTION OF THE INVASIVE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET IN BAKERSFIELD, CA
4Baek, HannaPRESENCE AND PREVALENCE OF HAEMOPROTEUS IN TWO HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
5Batter, TomUSING AN OCCUPANCY MODEL TO DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SAMPLING DESIGN FOR POPULATION ESTIMATION OF TULE ELK USING FECAL DNA IN COLUSA AND LAKE COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
6Boortz, KarenVARIATION IN JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON MACROINVERTEBRATE PREY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION AREA; IMPLICATIONS FOR CARRYING CAPACITY AND RESTORATION SUCCESS
7Bowden, TimGREATER SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION IN THE VYA REGION
8Brazeal, JenniferEVALUATING THE USE OF NON-INVASIVE GENETIC SPATIAL CAPTURE-RECAPTURE FOR ESTIMATING ELK POPULATION DENSITY
9Brinkman , Shannon PELAGIC CORMORANT (PHALACROCORAX PELAGICUS) REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND THE NORTH COAST SEABIRD PROTECTION NETWORK
10Burger, HollyINTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL DNA SAMPLING INTO LONG-TERM MONITORING STRATEGIES: A CASE STUDY FOR DETECTING RANA SIERRAE IN STREAMS
11Chrysafis, PetrosEFFECT OF DEVELOPMENT ON MAMMAL USE OF THE RIPARIAN HABITAT IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
12Cochran, LeahUTILIZATION OF RIPARIAN WOODLANDS BY CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY
13Coen, AmandaEXAMINING THE INFLUENCES OF LANDSCAPE AND POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GENETIC PATTERNS
14Cook, NathanMOVEMENTS AND STAGING LOCATIONS OF CANVASBACK (AYTHYA VALISINERIA) IN THE PACIFIC FLYWAY
15Crowell, MirandaBEEN THERE, TRAPPED THAT! TRAP SUCCESS OF PYGMY RABBITS IN THE GREAT BASIN
16Delheimer, MatthewMARTEN BOXES: SURROGATE CAVITY STRUCTURES FOR A CAVITY-OBLIGATE FOREST CARNIVORE
17Divoky, Cameron SEASONAL ACTIVITY OF THE PALLID BAT (ANTROZOUS PALLIDUS) IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
18Domingo, KorinnaSHORT, CHEAP... & SWEET! INFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGARDING WILDLIFE ACTIVITY IN RECREATIONAL AREAS THROUGH INEXPENSIVE AND NONINVASIVE TRAIL CAMERA METHODOLOGY
19Enriquez, LaurenHABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF CASCADES FROG (RANA CASCADAE) INTO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
20Fertel, HannahSHELL-SHOCKED: COMPARING A WESTERN POND TURTLE POPULATION PRE- AND POST-DROUGHT
21Gaynor, KaitlynLAYERING LANDSCAPES OF FEAR: THE ROLE OF PREDATION RISK AND HUMAN DISTURBANCE IN A CALIFORNIA LARGE MAMMAL COMMUNITY
22Green, RebeccaA NOVEL BREAK-AWAY DEVICE FOR USE WITH RADIOCOLLARS ON FISHERS AND OTHER SMALL CARNIVORES
23Harris, MichelleWILDLIFE MORTALITIES IN OPEN TOP PIPES IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEY, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
24Helton, LaurenRESILIENCE OF TROPICAL LANDBIRDS TO STORM DISTURBANCE
25Henke, AndreaEVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA CONDOR (GYMNOGYPS CALIFORNIANUS) GPS TELEMETRY DATA IN RELATION TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID USING GIS AND RISK SCORING METHODS
26Howard, GrantPREVALENCE OF INTERNAL PARASITES DETERMINED BY FECAL TESTING OF WILDLIFE AT A SONOMA COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER
27Jensen, AlexA PROPOSED ANALYSIS OF DEER USE OF JUMPOUT RAMPS AND FELID USE OF CULVERTS ALONG HIGHWAYS WITH WILDLIFE EXCLUSION FENCING
28Johnson, BethanyPILOT STUDY: AMPHIBIAN OCCURRENCE ON A MULTI-AGED MANAGED FOREST
29Lin, JessicaESTABLISHING A LONG-TERM MONITORING PROGRAM TO CHARACTERIZE SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGES IN BAT ASSEMBLAGE OF A TYPICAL CENTRAL VALLEY RIPARIAN HABITAT
30McInturff, AlexHIGH-RESOLUTION GPS TRACKING OF HUNTERS AND BLACK-TAILED DEER IN CALIFORNIA
31McMorran, JamesESTIMATING THE EFFECTS OF RESTORATION TO DENSITY OF BELDING'S SAVANNAH SPARROW (PASSERCULUS SANDWICHENSIS BELDINGI) IN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WETLAND
32Merrell, JerrodEFFECTS OF DISTURBANCE ON MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF A LARGE MIGRATORY UNGULATE
33Mohr, AdamTULE ELK HABITAT SELECTION AT THE LOCAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALE
34Moore, TrevorWESTERN RED BAT (LASIURUS BLOSSEVILLII) ACTIVITY PATTERNS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
35Munoz, StevenTHREATENED SAN CLEMENTE BELL'S SPARROW NESTS IN NEW MICRO-HABITATS AS THE ISLAND RECOVERS FOLLOWING GOAT REMOVAL
36Nelson, NicoletteON THE ROLLING BEHAVIOR OF THE MOUNT LYELL SALAMANDER: ESCAPE STRATEGY OR SCUTTLEBUTT?
37Newton, DavidANALYSIS OF ULTRASONIC BAT RECORDINGS FOR INCIDENTAL RODENT CALL DETECTIONS
38Nielsen, DannyECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS IN A HYBRID ZONE BETWEEN TWO SPECIES OF WOODRAT (GENUS NEOTOMA)
39Oakden, KarenWHAT'S IN A PELLET? A DIET ANALYSIS OF DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS USING PELLETS IN SOUTH HUMBOLDT BAY, CALIFORNIA
40Owen, JuliaUSE OF NONINVASIVE DNA TO DETERMINE GENETIC SUBDIVISIONS AMONG ECOREGIONAL COYOTE POPULATIONS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
41Paul, CarolynEFFECTS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON BAT HABITAT USE
42Preckler-Quisquater, SophieASSESSING SELECTIVE INTROGRESSION OF NONNATIVE RED FOX GENES INTO THE GENOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE NATIVE SACRAMENTO VALLEY RED FOX
43Riensche, DavidBAT DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE IN THE EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT
44Riensche, DavidDIET TRENDS AND NESTING SUCCESS OF TWO SYMPATRIC TERNS BREEDING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
45Riensche, DavidWESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MACRO-INVERTEBRATE PREY AVAILABILITY AT ROBERT CROWN MEMORIAL STATE BEACH
46Roddy, AlyssaPACIFIC MARTEN (MARTES CAURINA) REPRODUCTIVE CHRONOLOGY IN THE LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA
47Rosenthal, EliannaGROWTH RATE VARIATION AMONG JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON COHORTS DUE TO REARING CONDITIONS
48Rossi, AvivaCOMPARISON OF NICHES OF THREE SYMPATRIC HIGH-ELEVATION GROUND-DWELLING SQUIRRELS
49Roth, CaliIDENTIFYING ECOLOGICAL TRAPS FOR TARGETED PINYON-JUNIPER REMOVAL IN GREATER SAGE-GROUSE HABITAT
50Ryan, LizaLONG-TERM AQUATIC MONITORING OF STREAM-BREEDING AMPHIBIANS OF THE GEYSERS REGION OF SONOMA AND LAKE COUNTIES
51Sanchez, CamiloGENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY ESTABLISHED COYOTE POPULATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
52Schooler, SarahBIOTIC AND ABIOTIC EFFECTS ON COFFEE BERRY BORER (HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI) ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION ON COFFEE FARMS IN KENYA
53Semerdjian, AlyssaEVALUATING THE SPECIES DISTRIBUTION FOR THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)
54Single, AlexIMPACT OF NESTING MICROHABITAT AND FORAGING HABITAT ON COLONY LOCATIONS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK SWIFT (CYPSELOIDES NIGER BOREALIS)
55Stanish, AnastasiaUSING AUTOMATED BIRD RECORDERS TO DETERMINE DIFFERENCES IN BIRD OCCUPANCY OF FOUR SILVICULTURE TREATMENTS IN A POST-FIRE SETTING
56Tarcha, CeliaSTUDYING HABITAT USE OF THE RIPARIAN BRUSH RABBIT (SYLVILAGUS BACHMANI RIPARIUS) IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WITH CAMERA TRAPS
57Terry, Naomi DETERMINING DRIVERS OF BUMBLE BEE DISTRIBUTIONS IN MONTANE MEADOW SYSTEMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
58Vo, KathyEFFECTS OF MAMMALIAN APOSEMATIC PATTERN AND CONTRAST VARIATION ON PREDATOR AVOIDANCE LEARNING
59Whalen, JessicaMONITORING NATIVE TREE SQUIRRELS WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
60Wright, StanLONG TERM AVIAN ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY ON THE STONE LAKES NWR
61Wuenschel, AndreaREMOTE CAMERA USE ON RANGELAND: METHODS TO KEEP YOUR CAMERA INTACT WHEN ITCHY CATTLE ABOUND