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Upland Game

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

Waterfowl Posters

Posters   Impact of Canada Goose Molt Captures on the Number of Nests Based on 19 Years of Data in New Jersey. april simnor, Nicole Rein Canada goose (Branta canadensis) overabundance in New Jersey creates human-wildlife conflicts including accumulation of feces, overgrazing of lawns, negative impacts on water quality, and human health and safety concerns.  […]

Camera Trapping

Posters   Camera-Trap Assessment of Small Mammal Occupancy in a Coastal Virginia Forest Ray Dueser, John Porter 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 Donald Brown, Lacy Rucker, Catherine Johnson, Shane Jones, Thomas Pauley 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 Katherine Schneider, Kristin Brzeski, Tara Bal 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, […]