Symposia

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Zoo

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Zoo

*This is a preliminary list. We will be adding more sessions through July as each one is confirmed.

Symposia will be held Sunday, Oct. 26 through Wednesday, October 29.

Barn Owl Conservation, Research and Management

Organizers: Dan Mummert, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Lititz, PA

Supported By: Pennsylvania Game Commission

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Ecology and management of coyotes in eastern North America: Synthesizing information from contemporary studies

Organizers: Dana J. Morin, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Michael J. Cherry, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Robert J. Warren, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; L. Mike Conner, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway, Newton, GA; Marcella J. Kelly, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Supported By: TWS Wildlife Damage Management Working Group

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Conserving Eagles: A Prelude into the Science Underway to Inform Wind Energy Decisions, Including Incidental Take Permits

Organizers: Brian Millsap, National Raptor Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, NM; Emily Bjerre, Division of Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, MD; Melanie Steinkamp, Office of the Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC

Supported By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Science Advisor

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Understanding the Social, Biological, Ecological, and Economic Aspects of Captive Cervid Breeding in North America

Organizers: Darren Miller, Weyerhaeuser Company, Columbus, MS; John McDonald, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Supported By: TWS Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group; Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society; TWS Wildlife Disease Working Group; Quality Deer Management Association

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The Role of Landscape Ecology in Quail Conservation and Management

Organizers: Chad J. Parent, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Lenny A. Brennan, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX; Thomas V. Dailey, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Columbia, MO; Fidel Hernandez, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville , TX; James A. Martin, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Supported By: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Boone & Crocket Quantitative Wildlife Center at Michigan State University

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Understanding the effects of shale energy development on wildlife in North America

Organizers: John McDonald, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA; Margaret Brittingham, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Supported By: Shale Energy Technical Review Committee The Wildlife Society, North Dakota Chapter The Wildlife Society

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Tackling Complex Amphibian Conservation Issues in the 21st Century

Organizers: Megan Cook, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, VA

Supported By: USFWS Office of the Science Advisor

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Strategies of Successful Student Chapters: Recruiting, Engaging, Involving, and Promoting

Organizers: Krysten Zummo, Student Development Working Group, Las Cruces, NM; Andy Little, Student Development Working Group, Athens, GA

Supported By: Student Development Working Group

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Integrating invertebrates into wildlife science and management: The importance of our most abundant and diverse wildlife group

Organizers: Steve Grodsky, North Carolina State University; Virginia Tilden, Penn State University; Ray Iglay, Mississippi State University; Scott Black, The Xerces Society for Insect Conservation

Supported By: TWS Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Working Group; TWS Biological Diversity Working Group; TWS Military Lands Working Group; The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; U. S. Forest Service

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Bats and White-nose Syndrome

Organizers: Greg Turner, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, PA and Jeremy Coleman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA

Supported By: Pennsylvania Game Commission

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15 and Forward: Reflections on 15 Years of Successes, and the Future of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Organizers: Joseph J. (J.J.) Apodaca, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC; Valorie Titus, American Public University System, Cortland, NY; Jessica Homyack (Lead), Weyerhaeuser Company, Vanceboro, NC

Supported By: TWS Biological Diversity Working Group, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Weyerhaeuser Company

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The Role of Certified Forestlands in Promoting Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Organizers: Paul Trianosky, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Washington DC

Supported By: Forestry and Wildlife Working Group, The Wildlife Society

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Forgotten Grasslands of the East: Managing Forest-Grassland Mosaics for Wildlife

Organizers: Megan Clayton, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Corpus Christi, TX; Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Jon Haufler, Ecosystem Management Research Institute, Seeley Lake, MT; Bob Lanka, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Cheyenne, WY; Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX; Terry Riley, N.A. Grouse Partnership, Fort Collins, CO; Mary Rowland, U.S. Forest Service, La Grande, OR; Bill Vodehnal, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Bassett, NE

Supported By: TWS Rangeland Wildlife Working Group

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Using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to study wildlife populations and their habitat

Organizers: Robyn Angliss, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NMFS/NOAA, Seattle, WA; David Bird, McGill University, North Saanich, BC

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Real-World Applications of Surrogate Species: Insights and Lessons Learned

Organizers: Melanie Steinkamp, Office of the Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC; Lee O’Brien, Refuges Inventory and Monitoring Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ft. Collins, CO

Supported By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of the Science Advisor

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Human diversity and changing professional identities in wildlife professions

Organizers: Michel Kohl, Native People’s Wildlife Mgmt. W.G., Utah State University, Logan, UT; Jeanne C. Jones, Ethnic and Gender Diversity W.G., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; Serra Hoagland, Native People’s Wildlife Mgmt. W.G., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Dana Sanchez, Ethnic and Gender Diversity W.G., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Supported By: TWS Native People’s Wildlife Management Working Group, TWS Ethnic and Gender Diversity Working Group, TWS Early Career Professional Working Group, TWS Student Development Working Group

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Reducing the Threat of Extinction through Cooperative Conservation on Military Lands

Organizer: Richard A. Fischer, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS; Elizabeth S. Neipert, US Army Fort Wainwright-Donnelly Training Area, Colorado State University-Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Delta Junction, AK

Supported By: TWS Military Lands Working Group, National Military Fish and Wildlife Association

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Genetic applications to deer management: insights into populations, movements, and disease

Organizers: Julie A. Blanchong, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Randy W. DeYoung, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX; W. David Walter, U.S. Geological Survey Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Supported By: TWS Wildlife Diseases Working Group, TWS Molecular Ecology Working Group

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Applying genomics for conservation and management of wildlife

Organizers: Sara Oyler-McCance, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO; Amy Vandergast, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, San Diego, CA; Emily Latch, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Supported By: Molecular Ecology Working Group

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