Wildlife Population Management I

Contributed Oral   Desert Bighorn Sheep Population Dynamics and Resource Selection in the San Andres Mountains, New Mexico Miranda Strasburg, Lindsay Smythe The San Andres Mountains in south-central New Mexico represent one of the largest, relatively undisturbed Chihuahuan Desert landmasses in the US and serve as crucial habitat for desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). However, […]

Wildlife Population Management II

Contributed Oral   Survival and Cause-Specific Mortality of Neonate White-Tailed Deer in Western Virginia Garrett Clevinger, Nelson Lafon, Mark Ford, Marcella Kelly, Randy W. DeYoung, Michael Cherry Fawn recruitment is an important population parameter of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) that influences harvest potential and is often modified by landscape conditions and local predator assemblages. In […]

Wildlife Population Management III

Contributed Oral   Reproductive Integration of Gopher Tortoises in a Translocated Population with Multiple Source Populations Kevin Loope, Nicole DeSha, Matthew Aresco, Kevin Shoemaker, Elizabeth Hunter Animal translocation is an important management tool that can mitigate the effects of habitat loss due to development, climate change, and other threats.  The success of translocation sites that […]

Ornithology II

Contributed Oral   Effects of Blood Mercury Concentrations on the Prevalence of Avian Malaria in Central Louisiana Maria Ferrer, Jared Wolfe, Kristin Brzeski, Collin Eagles-Smith, Allyson Jackson, Erik Johnson, Eric Tobin Avian malaria (genus Plasmodium), a protozoan parasite transmitted by mosquito vectors, is prevalent across a wide variety of bird species. Additionally, heavy metal poisoning […]

Ornithology III

Contributed Oral   Long-Term Avian Community Changes in a Private Working Forest Rebecca Bracken, Daniel Greene, Darren Miller, Scott Rush In the southeastern U.S., changes in ecosystem properties have been implicated in recent avian population declines. However, an increase in forest management efforts creating landscape heterogeneity with interspersed stands of different age classes has led […]

Physiology, Nutrition & Genetics

Contributed Oral   State-Dependent Decision-Making and Individual Variation in Large-Herbivore Space Use Justine Becker, Ryan Long, Robert Pringle, Corina Tarnita State-dependent behavioral theory predicts that animals alter their behavior in response to changes in individual energy dynamics in ways that maximize reproductive value. Considerable evidence now supports the idea that ungulates in temperate environments adjust […]

Sage Grouse Management

Contributed Oral   A Range-Wide, Long-Term Greater Sage-Grouse Monitoring Database to Inform Management Across Eleven Western States, USA Michael O’Donnell, David Edmunds, Cameron Aldridge, Julie Heinrichs, Adrian Monroe, Peter Coates, Brian Prochazka, Steve Hanser, Lief Wiechman, Thomas Christiansen, Avery Cook, Shawn Espinosa, Lee Foster, Kathleen Griffin, Jesse Kolar, Katherine Miller, A Long-term monitoring of natural […]

Upland Game I

Contributed Oral   Spatiotemporal Variation and Individual Heterogeneity in Resource Selection by Lesser Prairie-Chickens Bram Verheijen, David Haukos, Daniel Sullins Patterns in resource selection are rarely uniform within a species, instead varying with spatiotemporal variation in resource availability and individual heterogeneity in resource needs. Because of its direct link with fitness and distribution of animals, […]

Upland Game II

Contributed Oral   Spatial and Temporal Variation in Survival of Female Wild Turkeys David Moscicki, Christopher Moorman, Bret A. Collier, Christopher Kreh, Krishna Pacifici Female survival often is the vital rate that contributes most to population growth of upland gamebirds such as wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), so investigation of the factors that affect survival is […]

Human/Wildlife Conflict Management I

Contributed Oral   Assessing the Influence of a Spring Hunting Season on Black Bear Harvest and Bear-Human Interactions in Ontario, Canada Joseph M. Northrup, Eric Howe, Jeremy Inglis, Erica Newton, Martyn Obbard, Bruce Pond, Derek Potter Reduction of human-bear interactions is a fundamental to black bear management throughout North America. Increased harvest is often suggested […]