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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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1Jill CarpenterLOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHERE BAT ROOSTS ARE INSTALLED CAN BE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN MITIGATING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.Feb 7 12:45 PM
2Patricia BrownBATS AND MINE CLOSURES.Feb 7 1:05 PM
3Leila HarrisBAT ACOUSTIC SURVEY APPROACHES: KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN A DEVELOPING FIELDFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Dave JohnstonMITIGATING FOR NOISE NEAR ROOSTS: WHAT FREQUENCY OF NOISE AND WHICH SPECIES OF BATS?Feb 7 1:45 PM
5Robert SchellROLE OF LAND BANKING IN COMPENSATORY MITIGATION FOR LOSS OF BAT HABITAT IN CALIFORNIAFeb 7 2:05 PM
6Greg TatarianSUCCESSFULLY 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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1Angela AmlinFIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME FOR MONK SEALS: TURNING A COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE INTO A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITYFeb 7 12:45 PM
2Lynn CullensCOMMUNICATING CHANGE: DEVELOPING CALIFORNIA'S 2017 CONCEPTUAL MOUNTAIN LION DEPREDATION POLICYFeb 7 1:05 PM
3Lisa FieldsCOMMUNICATING SCIENCE THROUGH PUBLIC MEETINGSFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Adina MerenlenderENGAGING THE PUBLIC THROUGH A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: CALIFORNIA NATURALISTS AND CLIMATE STEWARDSFeb 7 1:45 PM
5Lisa MurphyCITIZEN SCIENCE AND SHARED PERSONAL NARRATIVES: KEYS TO COMMUNICATING SCIENCE TO DIVERSE AUDIENCESFeb 7 2:05 PM
6Katie SmithHUMAN 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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1Jeff AlvarezUSING 20 YEARS OF CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER SURVEY DATA TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE MONITORING DURATION PERIODSFeb 7 12:45 PM
2Claudia FunariEXCLUSIONARY FENCING FOR CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDERS: LESSONS LEARNEDFeb 7 1:05 PM
3Travis McClearyROAD MORTALITY MITIGATION: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MESH FENCING VERSUS ANIMEX FENCINGFeb 7 1:25 PM
4Adrian MacedoPRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE LIFE HISTORY OF A RARE POPULATION OF TAILED FROGS IN THE TRINITY ALPSFeb 7 1:45 PM
5Ricka StoeltingASSESSING 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
6Julie WittmannTHE 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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1Benjamin BeckerTWENTY YEARS OF HARBOR SEAL POPULATION DYNAMICS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:10 PM
2Sarah AllenSUNBATHERS, SNOWY PLOVERS, AND SEALS: NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY GROWTH AT POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA, 1981-2017Feb 7 3:30 PM
3Pairsa BelamaricSUMMER MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND FOURTH ORDER HABITAT SELECTION OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES (ERETHIZON DORSATUM) IN A COASTAL DUNE SYSTEMFeb 7 3:50 PM
4Jody TuckerMULTI-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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1Daniel AirolaMIGRATION AND WINTERING AREAS USED BY SWAINSON'S HAWKS BREEDING IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:10 PM
2Colin DillinghamUNEXPECTED MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATION BY BREEDING PEREGRINE FALCONS (FALCO PEREGRINUS) IN PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 7 3:30 PM
3Xeronimo CastanedaHOW DOES LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION AFFECT FORGING PATTERNS OF BARN OWLS (TYTO ALBA) IN AN URBAN-AGRICULTURAL SETTING OF CALIFORNIA?Feb 7 3:50 PM
4Ashley WilsonANTHROPOGENIC NIGHTLIGHT AND NOISE EFFECTS ON FEEDERWATCH BIRD ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTIONFeb 7 4:10 PM
5Andi HenkeTEMPORAL 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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1Meryl HarrellPLANNING RULE HISTORY, PURPOSE, AND APPROACH TO WILDLIFE Feb 7 3:10 PM
2Healy HamiltonIMPROVING AT-RISK SPECIES DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION TO SUPPORT FOREST PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTFeb 7 3:30 PM
3Greg HaywardEVALUATING CONSERVATION STATUS: RISK ASSESSMENT IN LAND MANAGEMENTFeb 7 3:50 PM
4Barry NoonCOARSE AND FINE-FILTER ASSESSMENTS UNDER THE FOREST SERVICE'S 2012 PLANNING RULE Feb 7 4:10 PM
5Josh HicksTHE UPPER RIO GRANDE CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVEFeb 7 4:30 PM
6Sarah SawyerPLANNING FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENTFeb 7 4:50 PM
7Patricia ManleyMONITORING MULTIPLE WILDLIFE SPECIES: WHY AND WHY NOTFeb 7 5:10 PM
8Peter NelsonWILDLIFE 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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1Katie MoriartyIDENTIFYING RESTING LOCATIONS OF SMALL, ELUSIVE, FOREST-DWELLING CARNIVORES USING GPS CLUSTERSFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Patrick TweedyUSING LIDAR TO DESCRIBE PACIFIC MARTEN RESTING HABITAT AT MULTIPLE SPATIAL SCALESFeb 8 8:35 AM
3Brent BarrySTATUS OF FISHER POPULATIONS IN OREGONFeb 8 8:55 AM
4David GreenMIXED-SEVERITY WILDFIRES HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON FISHERS AND A POSITIVE EFFECT ON GRAY FOXESFeb 8 9:15 AM
5Keith SlausonHABITAT MEDIATES INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMBOLDT MARTENS AND BOBCATS: EVIDENCE FROM DIET, HABITAT SELECTION, AND GRADIENTS IN LANDSCAPE COMPOSITIONFeb 8 9:35 AM
6Sean MatthewsFEMALE 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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1Gregory WannANNUAL AND SEASONAL VARIABILITY IN LEK ATTENDANCE RATES OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE IN NEVADAFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Peter CoatesADVERSE IMPACTS OF WILDFIRE ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE POPULATIONS AND SCIENCE-DRIVEN TOOLS TO SUPPORT MANAGEMENT ACTIONSFeb 8 8:35 AM
3John SeversonEFFECTS OF GPS TRACKING DEVICES ON SAGE-GROUSE SURVIVALFeb 8 8:55 AM
4Shawn O'NeilSPATIALLY-EXPLICIT MODELING OF COMMON RAVEN DENSITY AND OCCURRENCE ACROSS SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR GREATER SAGE-GROUSE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESSFeb 8 9:15 AM
5Kathleen GradyLANDSCAPE AND VEGETATION FEATURES IMPROVE RESTORATION SUCCESS FOR BIRDS: USING THE RIPARIAN BIRD INDEX TO EVALUATE CREEK RESTORATION IN CALIFORNIA RANGELANDSFeb 8 9:35 AM
6Jerry ColeHABITAT 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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1David CookPRESERVE VIABILITY FOR THE ENDANGERED CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER IN AN URBANIZING AREAFeb 8 8:15 AM
2Dustin HowlandEVALUATING THE HEALTH OF MANAGED WETLANDS IN CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEYFeb 8 8:35 AM
3Michael WestphalTHE CASE FOR DRAWING DOWN FISHLESS PONDS: PREDATION ON CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG EGGS BY OVERWINTERING NEWT LARVAEFeb 8 8:55 AM
4Justin DemianewDOES 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
5Dana TerryCOMPARISON OF HARD AND SOFT RELEASE TECHNIQUES IN A FOUNDER POPULATION OF NORTHERN WESTERN POND TURTLES (ACTINEMYS MARMORATA)Feb 8 9:35 AM
6Gareth BlakemoreWE 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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1Christopher LowreyFEMALE MULE DEER RESPONSE TO FORAGE AVAILABILITY AND PREDATION RISK IN A MOJAVE DESERT SKY-ISLAND LANDSCAPEFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Marcus BlumTIME RELATED ALTERATIONS IN RESOURCE SELECTION OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS NELSONI)Feb 8 11:00 AM
3Thomas DiltsHABITAT SELECTION BY PYGMY RABBIT AT REGIONAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALESFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Cate QuinnTHE STATUS AND TRAJECTORY OF A REMNANT NATIVE RED FOX POPULATION IN THE CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADAFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Annika KeeleyFROM PLANNING TO ACTION: IMPLEMENTING HABITAT CONNECTIVITYFeb 8 12:00 PM

 

Session: Wildlife Techniques and Technologies

Chair: Natasha Dvorak, Swaim Biological

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1Jonathan RoseINTEGRATING CAPTURE-MARK-RECAPTURE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH MODELS REVEALS SIZE-DEPENDENT SURVIVAL IN AN ELUSIVE SNAKEFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Mitchell GrittsA NEW METHOD TO ESTIMATE MIGRATION TIMINGFeb 8 11:00 AM
3Lynn CullensDEPREDATION DETERRENCE: FINDING COMMON GROUND BY RECOGNIZING THE OBSTACLES WE SHAREFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Kevin ShoemakerINTEGRATING MACHINE-LEARNING WITH CLASSICAL WILDLIFE RESOURCE SELECTION ANALYSESFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Nancy DouglasDIGITAL 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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1Krysta RogersDISEASE THREAT POSED BY NON-NATIVE COLUMBIDS IN CALIFORNIAFeb 8 10:40 AM
2Ian DwightDISEASE SURVEILLANCE OF WILD AND PEN-REARED PHEASANTS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 8 11:00 AM
3Tierra GroffUNEXPECTED CONSPECIFIC LEUCOCYTOZOON INFECTION IN WOODPECKERS AND CORVIDSFeb 8 11:20 AM
4Elle GlueckertDISTRIBUTION OF ALEUTIAN DISEASE VIRUS-LIKE VIRUS IN FREE RANGING STRIPED SKUNKS (MEPHITIS MEPHITIS) IN CALIFORNIAFeb 8 11:40 AM
5Esther KukielkaINVESTIGATING 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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1My-Lan LeTHE INFLUENCE OF NATURAL SOUNDS ON CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRREL (OTOSPERMOPHILUS BEECHEYI) VIGILANCE AND PREDATOR DETECTIONFeb 9 8:15 AM
2Aviv Karasov-OlsonHABITAT ASSOCIATIONS OF SMALL MAMMALS ALONG AN ELEVATION GRADIENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Catherin SchwemmCOMPARING 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
4Katrina SmithSITE 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
5Theodore WellerYEAR-ROUND CHANGES IN BODY CONDITION IN THREE SPECIES OF BATS PROVIDE CLUES TO THEIR OVERWINTERING STRATEGIESFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Gabriel ReyesFORAGING 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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1Blake BarbareeDYNAMIC SURFACE WATER DISTRIBUTIONS MEDIATE MOVEMENTS OF NON-BREEDING SHOREBIRDS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:15 AM
2Mark ColwellSNOWY PLOVERS BREED IN OPEN HABITATS WHERE THEIR PRODUCTIVITY DECREASES WITH ACTIVITY OF CORVIDS AND HUMANSFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Nora PapianVARIATION IN APPARENT SURVIVAL ESTIMATES OF WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIAFeb 9 8:55 AM
4Jamie MillerSNOWY PLOVER NEST DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT CHANGES FOLLOWING COASTAL DUNE RESTORATIONFeb 9 9:15 AM
5David RienscheTERN TOWN: A CASE STUDY IN SHOREBIRD RESTORATIONFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Amy FesnockBACKGROUND 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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1Gregg SchumerDEVELOPING AND VALIDATING A QPCR ASSAY FOR THE THREATENED CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG (RANA DRAYTONII)Feb 9 8:15 AM
2Mallory BedwellDEVELOPING AN EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL DNA SAMPLING PROTOCOL FOR AQUATIC AMPHIBIANSFeb 9 8:35 AM
3Michael Buchalski
GENETIC SIGNATURES OF LOCAL ADAPTATION IN NATIVE DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP HERDS OF THE GREAT BASIN

Feb 9 8:55 AM
4Joshua JahnerTHE GENETIC LEGACY OF FORTY YEARS OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP TRANSLOCATIONS IN NEVADAFeb 9 9:15 AM
5Daphne GillePOPULATION GENETICS OF BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS) IN ARIZONA FOLLOWING DECADES OF TRANSLOCATION MANAGEMENTFeb 9 9:35 AM
6Mark StathamDIFFERENTIATION 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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1Nora AllanINSIGHT INTO THE BIOLOGY, CAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, AND CONSERVATION OF THE ENDANGERED AMARGOSA VOLE (MICROTUS CALIFORNICUS SCIRPENSIS)Feb 9 10:40 AM
2Deana CliffordSAVING THE AMARGOSA VOLE: A CASE STUDY IN RESEARCH-DRIVEN RECOVERYFeb 9 11:00 AM
3Brigit HarveyINFLUENCES ON FORAGING PREFERENCE DEVELOPMENT IN AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR A NOVEL CONSERVATION STRATEGYFeb 9 11:20 AM
4Steven MathewsRE-EVALUATING TRANSLOCATION OBJECTIVES: ESTABLISHING GROUSE CULTURAL AFFINITY TO THE RESTORATION SITE TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUSTAINING POPULATION GROWTHFeb 9 11:40 AM
5Lynn SchofieldUSING CONSPECIFIC SONGS AS A SPECIES RESTORATION TECHNIQUE FOR WILLOW FLYCATCHERSFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Jenna StanekWESTERN YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO NEST SITE SELECTION IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEYFeb 9 12:20 PM
7Mike StakeWHY 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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1Ileene AndersonTWENTY YEARS OF EFFORTS TO PROTECT WILDLIFE OF THE SANTA CLARA RIVER: SUCCESS!Feb 9 10:40 AM
2Sheila MadrakUSING 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
3Jessica GriffithsA GROVE WITH A VIEW: HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY OVERWINTERING SITES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 9 11:20 AM
4Natalie GreerRELOCATING 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
5Brett FurnasVERY HIGH DENSITIES OF MULE DEER (ODOCOILEUS HEMIONUS) ASSOCIATED WITH SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT IN MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIAFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Claudia IhlURBAN MUSKOXEN IN NOME, ALASKAFeb 9 12:20 PM
7Steve KohlmannINTEGRATING 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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1Elizabeth HunterDIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON SURVIVAL RATES DRIVE HYBRID ZONE MOVEMENTFeb 9 10:40 AM
2Alyssa SemerdjianSHRINKING GIANTS? ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL FOR CLIMATE DRIVEN MORPHOMETRIC CHANGE IN THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)Feb 9 11:00 AM
3William BeanASSESSING 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
4Stephanie LejaDESCRIBING AVIAN SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS ACROSS THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY THROUGH A STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE MONITORING EFFORTFeb 9 11:40 AM
5Lindsey RichMULTI-SPECIES TO MULTI-TAXA: SIMULTANEOUSLY EVALUATING MAMMAL AND SONGBIRD DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE MOJAVE DESERTFeb 9 12:00 PM
6Jennie Jones ScherbinskiMICROCLIMATE SELECTION OF A HEAT RESTRICTED MAMMAL (APLODONTIA RUFA NIGRA)Feb 9 12:20 PM
7Kat PowelsonCO-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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1Bayan AhmedSPATIAL FORAGING PATTERNS OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES IN COASTAL DUNE HABITATS
2Tina ArthurPREDICTED HABITAT SELECTION OF THE INVASIVE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET IN BAKERSFIELD, CA
3Hanna BaekPRESENCE AND PREVALENCE OF HAEMOPROTEUS IN TWO HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
4Tom BatterUSING AN OCCUPANCY MODEL TO DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SAMPLING DESIGN FOR POPULATION ESTIMATION OF TULE ELK USING FECAL DNA IN COLUSA AND LAKE COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
5Karen BoortzVARIATION IN JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON MACROINVERTEBRATE PREY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION AREA; IMPLICATIONS FOR CARRYING CAPACITY AND RESTORATION SUCCESS
6Jennifer BrazealEVALUATING THE USE OF NON-INVASIVE GENETIC SPATIAL CAPTURE-RECAPTURE FOR ESTIMATING ELK POPULATION DENSITY
7Petros ChrysafisEFFECT OF DEVELOPMENT ON MAMMAL USE OF THE RIPARIAN HABITAT IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
8Leah CochranUTILIZATION OF RIPARIAN WOODLANDS BY CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY
9Amanda CoenEXAMINING THE INFLUENCES OF LANDSCAPE AND POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GENETIC PATTERNS
10Nathan CookMOVEMENTS AND STAGING LOCATIONS OF CANVASBACK (AYTHYA VALISINERIA) IN THE PACIFIC FLYWAY
11Miranda CrowellBEEN THERE, TRAPPED THAT! TRAP SUCCESS OF PYGMY RABBITS IN THE GREAT BASIN
12Cameron DivokySEASONAL ACTIVITY OF THE PALLID BAT (ANTROZOUS PALLIDUS) IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
13Lauren EnriquezHABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF CASCADES FROG (RANA CASCADAE) INTO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
14Michelle HarrisWILDLIFE MORTALITIES IN OPEN TOP PIPES IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEY, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
15Grant HowardPREVALENCE OF INTERNAL PARASITES DETERMINED BY FECAL TESTING OF WILDLIFE AT A SONOMA COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER
16Alex JensenA PROPOSED ANALYSIS OF DEER USE OF JUMPOUT RAMPS AND FELID USE OF CULVERTS ALONG HIGHWAYS WITH WILDLIFE EXCLUSION FENCING
17Jessica LinESTABLISHING A LONG-TERM MONITORING PROGRAM TO CHARACTERIZE SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGES IN BAT ASSEMBLAGE OF A TYPICAL CENTRAL VALLEY RIPARIAN HABITAT
18Jerrod MerrellEFFECTS OF DISTURBANCE ON MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF A LARGE MIGRATORY UNGULATE
19Adam MohrTULE ELK HABITAT SELECTION AT THE LOCAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALE
20Nicolette NelsonON THE ROLLING BEHAVIOR OF THE MOUNT LYELL SALAMANDER: ESCAPE STRATEGY OR SCUTTLEBUTT?
21Danny NielsenECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS IN A HYBRID ZONE BETWEEN TWO SPECIES OF WOODRAT (GENUS NEOTOMA)
22Karen OakdenWHAT'S IN A PELLET? A DIET ANALYSIS OF DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS USING PELLETS IN SOUTH HUMBOLDT BAY, CALIFORNIA
23Julia OwenUSE OF NONINVASIVE DNA TO DETERMINE GENETIC SUBDIVISIONS AMONG ECOREGIONAL COYOTE POPULATIONS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
24Sophie Preckler-QuisquaterASSESSING SELECTIVE INTROGRESSION OF NONNATIVE RED FOX GENES INTO THE GENOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE NATIVE SACRAMENTO VALLEY RED FOX
25Elianna RosenthalGROWTH RATE VARIATION AMONG JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON COHORTS DUE TO REARING CONDITIONS
26Aviva RossiCOMPARISON OF NICHES OF THREE SYMPATRIC HIGH-ELEVATION GROUND-DWELLING SQUIRRELS
27Camilo SanchezGENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY ESTABLISHED COYOTE POPULATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
28Sarah SchoolerBIOTIC AND ABIOTIC EFFECTS ON COFFEE BERRY BORER (HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI) ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION ON COFFEE FARMS IN KENYA
29Alyssa SemerdjianEVALUATING THE SPECIES DISTRIBUTION FOR THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)
30Alex SingleIMPACT OF NESTING MICROHABITAT AND FORAGING HABITAT ON COLONY LOCATIONS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK SWIFT (CYPSELOIDES NIGER BOREALIS)
31Celia TarchaSTUDYING HABITAT USE OF THE RIPARIAN BRUSH RABBIT (SYLVILAGUS BACHMANI RIPARIUS) IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WITH CAMERA TRAPS
32Kathy VoEFFECTS 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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1Bayan AhmedSPATIAL FORAGING PATTERNS OF NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINES IN COASTAL DUNE HABITATS
2Jaclyn AlipertiLITTER TRANSLOCATIONS BY YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOTS, MARMOTA FLAVIVENTRIS
3Tina ArthurPREDICTED HABITAT SELECTION OF THE INVASIVE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET IN BAKERSFIELD, CA
4Hanna BaekPRESENCE AND PREVALENCE OF HAEMOPROTEUS IN TWO HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
5Tom BatterUSING AN OCCUPANCY MODEL TO DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SAMPLING DESIGN FOR POPULATION ESTIMATION OF TULE ELK USING FECAL DNA IN COLUSA AND LAKE COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
6Karen BoortzVARIATION IN JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON MACROINVERTEBRATE PREY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER RESTORATION AREA; IMPLICATIONS FOR CARRYING CAPACITY AND RESTORATION SUCCESS
7Tim BowdenGREATER SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION IN THE VYA REGION
8Jennifer BrazealEVALUATING THE USE OF NON-INVASIVE GENETIC SPATIAL CAPTURE-RECAPTURE FOR ESTIMATING ELK POPULATION DENSITY
9Shannon Brinkman PELAGIC CORMORANT (PHALACROCORAX PELAGICUS) REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY AND THE NORTH COAST SEABIRD PROTECTION NETWORK
10Holly BurgerINTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL DNA SAMPLING INTO LONG-TERM MONITORING STRATEGIES: A CASE STUDY FOR DETECTING RANA SIERRAE IN STREAMS
11Petros ChrysafisEFFECT OF DEVELOPMENT ON MAMMAL USE OF THE RIPARIAN HABITAT IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
12Leah CochranUTILIZATION OF RIPARIAN WOODLANDS BY CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS IN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY
13Amanda CoenEXAMINING THE INFLUENCES OF LANDSCAPE AND POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GENETIC PATTERNS
14Nathan CookMOVEMENTS AND STAGING LOCATIONS OF CANVASBACK (AYTHYA VALISINERIA) IN THE PACIFIC FLYWAY
15Miranda CrowellBEEN THERE, TRAPPED THAT! TRAP SUCCESS OF PYGMY RABBITS IN THE GREAT BASIN
16Matthew DelheimerMARTEN BOXES: SURROGATE CAVITY STRUCTURES FOR A CAVITY-OBLIGATE FOREST CARNIVORE
17Cameron DivokySEASONAL ACTIVITY OF THE PALLID BAT (ANTROZOUS PALLIDUS) IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
18Korinna DomingoSHORT, CHEAP... & SWEET! INFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGARDING WILDLIFE ACTIVITY IN RECREATIONAL AREAS THROUGH INEXPENSIVE AND NONINVASIVE TRAIL CAMERA METHODOLOGY
19Lauren EnriquezHABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF CASCADES FROG (RANA CASCADAE) INTO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
20Hannah FertelSHELL-SHOCKED: COMPARING A WESTERN POND TURTLE POPULATION PRE- AND POST-DROUGHT
21Kaitlyn GaynorLAYERING LANDSCAPES OF FEAR: THE ROLE OF PREDATION RISK AND HUMAN DISTURBANCE IN A CALIFORNIA LARGE MAMMAL COMMUNITY
22Rebecca GreenA NOVEL BREAK-AWAY DEVICE FOR USE WITH RADIOCOLLARS ON FISHERS AND OTHER SMALL CARNIVORES
23Michelle HarrisWILDLIFE MORTALITIES IN OPEN TOP PIPES IN THE SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER VALLEY, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
24Lauren HeltonRESILIENCE OF TROPICAL LANDBIRDS TO STORM DISTURBANCE
25Andrea HenkeEVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA CONDOR (GYMNOGYPS CALIFORNIANUS) GPS TELEMETRY DATA IN RELATION TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID USING GIS AND RISK SCORING METHODS
26Grant HowardPREVALENCE OF INTERNAL PARASITES DETERMINED BY FECAL TESTING OF WILDLIFE AT A SONOMA COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER
27Alex JensenA PROPOSED ANALYSIS OF DEER USE OF JUMPOUT RAMPS AND FELID USE OF CULVERTS ALONG HIGHWAYS WITH WILDLIFE EXCLUSION FENCING
28Bethany JohnsonPILOT STUDY: AMPHIBIAN OCCURRENCE ON A MULTI-AGED MANAGED FOREST
29Jessica LinESTABLISHING A LONG-TERM MONITORING PROGRAM TO CHARACTERIZE SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGES IN BAT ASSEMBLAGE OF A TYPICAL CENTRAL VALLEY RIPARIAN HABITAT
30Alex McInturffHIGH-RESOLUTION GPS TRACKING OF HUNTERS AND BLACK-TAILED DEER IN CALIFORNIA
31James McMorranESTIMATING THE EFFECTS OF RESTORATION TO DENSITY OF BELDING'S SAVANNAH SPARROW (PASSERCULUS SANDWICHENSIS BELDINGI) IN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WETLAND
32Jerrod MerrellEFFECTS OF DISTURBANCE ON MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF A LARGE MIGRATORY UNGULATE
33Adam MohrTULE ELK HABITAT SELECTION AT THE LOCAL AND LANDSCAPE SCALE
34Trevor MooreWESTERN RED BAT (LASIURUS BLOSSEVILLII) ACTIVITY PATTERNS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
35Steven MunozTHREATENED SAN CLEMENTE BELL'S SPARROW NESTS IN NEW MICRO-HABITATS AS THE ISLAND RECOVERS FOLLOWING GOAT REMOVAL
36Nicolette NelsonON THE ROLLING BEHAVIOR OF THE MOUNT LYELL SALAMANDER: ESCAPE STRATEGY OR SCUTTLEBUTT?
37David NewtonANALYSIS OF ULTRASONIC BAT RECORDINGS FOR INCIDENTAL RODENT CALL DETECTIONS
38Danny NielsenECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS IN A HYBRID ZONE BETWEEN TWO SPECIES OF WOODRAT (GENUS NEOTOMA)
39Karen OakdenWHAT'S IN A PELLET? A DIET ANALYSIS OF DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS USING PELLETS IN SOUTH HUMBOLDT BAY, CALIFORNIA
40Julia OwenUSE OF NONINVASIVE DNA TO DETERMINE GENETIC SUBDIVISIONS AMONG ECOREGIONAL COYOTE POPULATIONS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
41Carolyn PaulEFFECTS OF FOREST MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON BAT HABITAT USE
42Sophie Preckler-QuisquaterASSESSING SELECTIVE INTROGRESSION OF NONNATIVE RED FOX GENES INTO THE GENOMIC BACKGROUND OF THE NATIVE SACRAMENTO VALLEY RED FOX
43David RienscheBAT DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE IN THE EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT
44David RienscheDIET TRENDS AND NESTING SUCCESS OF TWO SYMPATRIC TERNS BREEDING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
45David RienscheWESTERN SNOWY PLOVER MACRO-INVERTEBRATE PREY AVAILABILITY AT ROBERT CROWN MEMORIAL STATE BEACH
46Alyssa RoddyPACIFIC MARTEN (MARTES CAURINA) REPRODUCTIVE CHRONOLOGY IN THE LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA
47Elianna RosenthalGROWTH RATE VARIATION AMONG JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON COHORTS DUE TO REARING CONDITIONS
48Aviva RossiCOMPARISON OF NICHES OF THREE SYMPATRIC HIGH-ELEVATION GROUND-DWELLING SQUIRRELS
49Cali RothIDENTIFYING ECOLOGICAL TRAPS FOR TARGETED PINYON-JUNIPER REMOVAL IN GREATER SAGE-GROUSE HABITAT
50Liza RyanLONG-TERM AQUATIC MONITORING OF STREAM-BREEDING AMPHIBIANS OF THE GEYSERS REGION OF SONOMA AND LAKE COUNTIES
51Camilo SanchezGENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY ESTABLISHED COYOTE POPULATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
52Sarah SchoolerBIOTIC AND ABIOTIC EFFECTS ON COFFEE BERRY BORER (HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI) ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION ON COFFEE FARMS IN KENYA
53Alyssa SemerdjianEVALUATING THE SPECIES DISTRIBUTION FOR THE GIANT KANGAROO RAT (DIPODOMYS INGENS)
54Alex SingleIMPACT OF NESTING MICROHABITAT AND FORAGING HABITAT ON COLONY LOCATIONS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK SWIFT (CYPSELOIDES NIGER BOREALIS)
55Anastasia StanishUSING AUTOMATED BIRD RECORDERS TO DETERMINE DIFFERENCES IN BIRD OCCUPANCY OF FOUR SILVICULTURE TREATMENTS IN A POST-FIRE SETTING
56Celia TarchaSTUDYING HABITAT USE OF THE RIPARIAN BRUSH RABBIT (SYLVILAGUS BACHMANI RIPARIUS) IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WITH CAMERA TRAPS
57Naomi TerryDETERMINING DRIVERS OF BUMBLE BEE DISTRIBUTIONS IN MONTANE MEADOW SYSTEMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
58Kathy VoEFFECTS OF MAMMALIAN APOSEMATIC PATTERN AND CONTRAST VARIATION ON PREDATOR AVOIDANCE LEARNING
59Jessica WhalenMONITORING NATIVE TREE SQUIRRELS WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
60Stan WrightLONG TERM AVIAN ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY ON THE STONE LAKES NWR
61Andrea WuenschelREMOTE CAMERA USE ON RANGELAND: METHODS TO KEEP YOUR CAMERA INTACT WHEN ITCHY CATTLE ABOUND