Human Wildlife Interactions and Conflict Management

Poster White-Footed Mice Ecology and Impacts on Tick Treatment in Suburban, Maryland Grace F. Hummell; Jennifer M. Mullinax White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) are a known reservoir and host species for ticks and tick-borne diseases. Efficiency and effectiveness of baited tick treatment are important for controlling infectious disease transmission and spread via wildlife. Investigating mouse movements […]

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Poster Evaluating Genetic Diversity and Distinctiveness of Northern and Southern Idaho Ground Squirrel Populations Using Adaptive and Neutral Loci* Molly J. Garrett; Soraia Barbosa; Kimberly R. Andrews; Amanda R. Goldberg; Digpal S. Gour; Paul A. Hohenlohe; Courtney J. Conway; Lisette P. Waits The endemic northern Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus, hereafter NIDGS) and southern Idaho […]


Poster Added Value: Systematic Gopher Tortoise Surveys Provide Estimates of Gopher Frog Abundance in Tortoise Burrows Lora L. Smith; Jennifer M. Howze; Jennifer Staiger; Eric Sievers; Deborah Burr; Kevin Enge The gopher frog (Lithobates capito) is under review for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Much of our knowledge on the status of gopher […]

Habitat Ecology and Management

Poster How Do Wetland Birds Respond to Habitat Variables Associated with Wetland Restoration? An Evaluation of Wetland Reserve Program Easements in Western Kentucky and Tennessee* David Hicks; Jon Podoliak; Lisa Webb The Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) enrolls private lands in conservation easements and seeks to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum […]

GIS, Telemetry, Remote Sensing

Poster Risk Effects in the Movement and Behavior of White-Tailed Deer* Michael Edward Egan; Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau; Nicole T. Gorman; Peter E. Schlichting; Daniel J. Skinner; Michael W. Eichholz Risk effects result from an animal’s behavioral response to potential sources of mortality. The behavioral response to risk is important for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), a prey […]


Poster Male Eastern Wild Turkey Survival in Delaware* Drake A. Hardman; Angela Holland; Jacob M. Haus; Justyn R. Foth; Jacob L. Bowman Knowledge of the population dynamics for Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) males provides managers with data to set harvest quotas. Although state agencies can estimate or track the number of birds harvested […]

Biometrics and Population Ecology

Poster Discrete-Time Models of Animal Movement: Mule Deer As a Case Study* Meghan P. Keating; Perry J. Williams; Kelley M. Stewart; Levi J. Heffelfinger; Cody J. McKee Water availability is a critical driver of habitat suitability for wildlife living in arid environments. Understanding movement behavior and identifying areas of attraction (or repulsion) is critical for […]

Biological Diversity and Endangered Species Conservation

Poster Invasive Species Impacts on Threatened and Endangered Taxa* Emily Ritter; Lauren Bleyer; Aaron Haines; Mathias Leu; Delaney Costante; Gokul Achayaraj; Lauren French; Laura Lielbriedis Behind habitat alteration, invasive species impact is the second leading threat causing native species to require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the United States (US). This […]

Wildlife Disease and Toxicology

Poster Reduced Organo-Somatic Indices in Biota Exposed to Lead-Contaminated Sediment Suggests Pathological Changes to the Spleen and Hepatopancreas Michelle Seers; Katrina Knott Lead (Pb) is a pervasive heavy metal implicated in a wide spectrum of toxic effects including metabolic disturbances, impaired hematopoiesis and anemia in fish and wildlife. We hypothesized that organisms exposed to high […]


Poster Scent Lures Decrease Detection Probabilities of Bobcats in An Agricultural Landscape* Marlin M. Dart; Robert C. Lonsinger Carnivore conservation requires an understanding of how landscape patterns influence species occurrence. In the Great Plains, habitat loss and fragmentation are driven by conversion of grasslands to agricultural lands and this may negatively impact the spatial ecology […]