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Understanding and Communicating Forestry for Wildlife Biologists (insights and answers to your questions from forest wildlife biologists)

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Forests are critical for maintaining wildlife populations and forest management profoundly affects structure, composition, and function of forests. However, there is often a disconnect between wildlife biologists and foresters including understanding forestry practices, terminology, and objectives of forestry/forest management. This disconnect can lead to misperceptions of the role of forestry […]

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 […]

Risk Communication Practices for Wildlife Professionals

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Effective communication skills are integral to managing complex issues at the interface of animal and human health. Yet there are few professional training opportunities for how to communicate about wildlife health issues. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore several key considerations for communicating about wildlife health issues including: navigating […]

Ask a Biometrician

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Got stats questions? This workshop will give participants a chance to ask questions to qualified student or early career biometricians. Each participant will receive a 45-minute one-on-one consulting session to discuss their study system in detail and receive tailored advice from a biometrician. This advice may involve experimental design, conducting […]

Bystander Intervention Training

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Several workplace health and safety organizations, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have determined that one of the most successful ways to reduce harassment is a system of anti-harassment programs broadly described as “bystander intervention.” Bystander […]

Improv for Wildlifers

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Improv requires the ability to listen carefully, think quickly, and communicate clearly — and so does translating your science to broad audiences. Using the storytelling and character-development techniques of theatrical improvisation, participants will build confidence, teamwork, leadership, listening and decision-making skills through short games and scenes. Dr. Amy Zelenski and […]

Science Training: Supporting Careers in Wildlife Management

Panel Discussion Nontraditional pathways to career development have been in the news lately due to the pandemic’s restructuring to an increasingly remote reality. Higher education has recently experienced a surge in demand for certificate and career-focused programs creating an opening for meaningful science training for current and future professionals. Preparing these practitioners demands focused consideration […]

Establishing a Tissue and Reagents Repository for Chronic Wasting Disease

Panel Discussion Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of cervids (deer, elk, moose) can be found in 26 US States, 3 Canadian provinces, South Korea, and Scandinavia. CWD belongs to a group of diseases that are caused by prions, infectious proteins that can infect new species. Monitoring, characterizing, and tracking progression of CWD across the US has […]