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Upland Game

Posters   An Analysis of Weight Loss and Stress Physiology of Captive-Reared and Translocated California Valley Quail Jeffrey Whitt, Kelly Reyna, Sarah Currier Avian translocations often result in weight loss and physiological stress, likely contributing to low survival rates for translocated birds. However, both factors are often overlooked when translocating quail. Quail translocations are becoming […]

Camera Trapping

Posters   Camera-Trap Assessment of Small Mammal Occupancy in a Coastal Virginia Forest John Porter, Ray Dueser As part of an experimental study examining the effects of sea level rise on forest composition at a coastal site in Virginia, we monitored small-mammal species composition, occupancy and activity at locations along a gradient of elevations relative […]

Carnivores

Posters   A Multistate Model for Polar Bear Survival and Abundance in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Jeff Bromaghin, David Douglas, George Durner, Kristin Simac, Todd Atwood The Arctic Ocean continues to undergo rapid transformation to a seasonally ice-free ecosystem. As ice-specialized apex predators, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are being challenged to cope with ongoing habitat degradation […]

Endangered Species Conservation

Posters   Microhabitat Associations for the Threatened Cheat Mountain Salamander in Relation to Early-Stage Red Spruce Restoration Areas Lacy Rucker, Catherine Johnson, Shane Jones, Thomas Pauley, Donald Brown The Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI) was formed to promote restoration of red spruce (Picea rubens) forests in Central Appalachia. One goal of CASRI is to […]

Environmental Education

Posters   The Case of Environmental Education for Children Mary Greagan Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. Humans are one of the most pervasive vectors of invasive species spread which can be accelerated through different behaviors and pathways as a result of a lack of education and understanding. One of the […]

Habitat Ecology and Management

Posters   Microhabitat Characteristics of River Otter Daytime Resting Sites Tatiana Gettelman, Clayton Nielsen, Eric Schauber River otters (Lontra canadensis) rely on daytime resting sites (DRS) for grooming, sleeping, and recovering from foraging, and will avoid areas without suitable DRS. Despite being a critical habitat component, microhabitat selection for DRS has not been analyzed for […]

Herps and Inverts

Posters   Potential for Broad Biodiversity of Vertebrate Species Detection Using iDNA Analysis of Carrion Beetle Diets Tara Bal, Katherine Schneider, Kristin Brzeski Invertebrate DNA (iDNA) has become a popular and fast-growing field to survey mammalian biodiversity through analysis of invertebrate diets. Well-known groups for this method include biting flies, leaches, ticks, and mosquitoes, but […]

Human Dimensions

Posters   Shoot, Sell, Buy: Implications of the Commodification of Bird Bands for Migratory Bird Conservation and Management Olivia Wolford, Jennifer Malpass  The USGS Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) provides the central repository for bird banding and encounter data used to inform annual game bird hunting regulations in North America. Metal bird bands have become a […]

Human/Wildlife Conflict Management

Posters   Review of Raptor-Human Interaction and Coexistence Angeline Canney Abstract: Global raptor conservation has become a human-wildlife conflict issue, and the future of raptor species relies on humans to become stewards of coexistence with these raptors. Human-wildlife interaction research is becoming a growing field of the wildlife world, but tends to focus on large-bodied, […]

Intercontinental Wildlife Management

Posters   Effect of Water Management on the Carnivore Community Within Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Andrew Loveridge, Marion Valeix, Lara Sousa, Justin Seymour-Smith, Holly O’Donnell, Aïssa Morin, Olivier Gimenez, Marie-Laure Delignette-Muller Water is a key resource in arid and semi-arid ecosystems such as Southern African savannas. It is an important determinant of the spatial ecology […]