Much More Than a First Aid Kit: Keeping Everyone Safe in the Field

Panel Discussion Panel discussions will take place live at their scheduled times.   Fieldwork is a critical part of wildlife research and management. Most University wildlife programs, state and federal wildlife agencies, consulting firms and non-governmental organizations have safety guidelines for those conducting fieldwork. Some offer training. Often there are required forms to fill out, […]

Avian-Solar Interactions; State of the Science

Panel Discussion Panel discussions will take place live at their scheduled times.   Questions on avian-solar interactions have increased as more utility scale photo voltaic (PV) solar development occurs. Several research projects are underway to gain a better understanding of these interactions. Join us for this panel discussion to hear a quick update on the […]

Women of Wildlife (WOW) in the Field

Panel Discussion Panel discussions will take place live at their scheduled times.   Women are scientists and adventurers, despite the many images of men dominating these fields. Our panel discussion starts with women who describe female approaches in the field, from leadership to safety issues, and the benefits of diversifying perspectives in a work environment. […]

Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Wildlife Profession

Panel Discussion   Panel discussions will take place live at their scheduled times.   As a diverse profession, perhaps the only things we collectively share our love for wild places, wild things, and dedicating our lives to the sustainment of natural resources. Uniquely, our vocation is also our avocation. As members of The Wildlife Society, […]

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Effects on Wildlife in US Forests

Symposium   Symposia will be available on-demand on their scheduled date, then again at the conclusion of the conference.   Many wildlife species in the US require forest conditions created by large-scale disturbances, including fire. For thousands of years, fire was a driving process in shaping composition and structure of many ecosystems by killing encroaching […]

Multi-Species Occupancy Modeling

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Species occurrence in space is influenced by environmental conditions and the presence and absence of other potentially interacting species. Recent advancements in multi-species occupancy modeling techniques have allowed scientists to simultaneously evaluate how both environmental factors and interspecific interactions influence the probability a suite of species will occur at a […]

Fundamentals of Structured Decision Making

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Wildlife and fisheries management are, at their core, decision-making exercises. The field of decision analysis offers a vast set of tools for framing, structuring, solving, implementing, and revisiting decisions, as well as for understanding the frailties of humans and institutions as decision makers. This workshop will outline the fundamentals of […]

Introduction to Continuous-Time Movement Modeling for Animal Tracking Data

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Animal tracking data often come with substantial autocorrelation and location error that render classical analyses invalid and cause differential biases across studies, sites, taxa, and individuals. Continuous-time methods offer a solution to these challenges, but can be conceptually challenging and are often misapplied. This workshop will provide beginners with an […]

Ebird Status and Trends: Working with Modeled Products in R

Workshop Advance Registration Required   The citizen science project eBird has generated a database of over 750 million bird observations, with broad spatial and taxonomic coverage. Over the past 10 years, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has developed machine-learning models using eBird and remote-sensing data to produce high resolution, weekly estimates of range boundaries, occurrence […]

Designing Wildlife Courses to Achieve Desired Competencies

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Courses must be designed very conscientiously to effectively train students to achieve competency in desired skills and knowledge. Fortunately, a substantial body of research on learning exists that can inform instructors on how to design and teach courses. This workshop will introduce participants to these research-supported approaches in course design. […]