RADical Responses to Ecological Change in a Transforming World

Symposium   Responding to Ecosystem Transformation: Resist, Accept, or Direct? Laura Thompson, Erik Beever, Bob Newman, Jennifer Wilkening, Robert Magill, John Morton Many ecosystems are undergoing drastic transformations because of climate change and other human-driven factors. Thus, a static view of ecosystem processes may no longer be sufficient for managing wildlife and their habitats. We […]

Emerging Research to Support Management of Free-Roaming Feral Equids

Symposium   Free-Roaming Horses Adversely Impact Greater Sage-Grouse Population Dynamics in Sagebrush Ecosystems Shawn O’Neil, Peter Coates, Diana Munoz, Ian Dwight, John Tull Free-roaming horse (Equus caballus) populations have increased in sagebrush ecosystems and have exceeded maximum appropriate management levels (AMLmax) designated by the Bureau of Land Management for more than a decade. Concomitantly, greater […]

Special Poster Session: GIS in Wildlife Ecology

Symposium Organizers: Jeff Jenness, Spring Stewardship Institute, Museum of Northern Arizona; Jenness Enterprises; Northern Arizona University Supported by: TWS Biological Diversity and Drone Working Groups GIS and spatial analysis is becoming more and more integral to wildlife management and research.  The field is mature enough to have produced powerful methods and tools, but young enough […]

Transforming to Interdisciplinary Wildlife Coexistence Management

Symposium Organizers: Suzanne Stone, The International Wildlife Coexistence Network; Louise Boronyak, The International Wildlife Coexistence Network We are living in a time when our actions are driving the loss of wildlife and wild places faster than any time in human existence. If we continue this path, many wildlife species, their diverse habitats, and ecological functions […]

Adaptation Through Collaboration: Integrating Genetics to Inform Wildlife Decisions

Symposium Organizers: Caitlin Ott-Conn, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Randy W. DeYoung, ; Cassandra Butterworth, ; Antoinette Piaggio, ; Lisette Waits, University of Idaho and National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs Supported by: TWS Molecular Ecology Working Group Genetic techniques to inform wildlife conservation and management continue to revolutionize our ability to monitor […]

Understanding the Biological, Social, and Economic Aspects of Lead Ammunition on Wildlife Populations and Wildlife Management.

Symposium Organizers: John McDonald, Westfield State University; Thomas Decker, USFWSSupported by: Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group; Wildlife Damage Management Working Group; Wildlife Disease Working Group; Wildlife Toxicology Working Group The toxic effects of lead in the environment are well known and in recent decades wildlife scientists have developed an understanding of those effects on […]

Difficult Disease Decisions: The Role of Value-Focused Thinking and Decision Analysis in Wildlife Disease Management

Symposium Organizers: Katrina E. Alger, USGS National Wildlife Health Center; Brittany Mosher, University of VermontSupported by: TWS Wildlife Diseases Working Group; TWS Biometrics Working Group Outbreaks of disease in wildlife populations can have far-reaching consequences for biodiversity, agricultural production, and human health. From a management standpoint, wildlife disease is often considered a “wicked” problem due […]

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Effects on Biodiversity in US Forests: 2021

Symposium Organizers: Angela White, USDA Forest Service; Brice Hanberry, USDA Forest Service; Cathryn Greenberg, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research StationSupported by: USDA Forest Service Research and Development Due to great interest, we are continuing to explore fire effects on wildlife and biodiversity for 2021 to extend the symposium from 2020 with a new roster of […]

Drone Applications for Wildlife Research, Management, and Conservation

Symposium Organizers: Rick Spaulding, ManTech International Corp.; David Bird, McGill University Supported by: TWS Drone, Military Lands and Spatial Ecology & Telemetry Working Groups Wildlife biologists are relying on an ever-increasing suite of tools to answer questions and solve problems related to wildlife ecology, management, and conservation. The use of unoccupied aerial vehicles, UAVs or […]

Ecological Networks for Conservation

Symposium Organizers: Annika Keeley, Delta Stewardship Council; Matthew Ihnken, University of Minnesota; Angie Larsen-Gray, National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc.; Mark Nelson, U.S. Forest Service; Jenny Rechel, USDA Forest Service; Greg Smith, Kent State University at Stark Supported by: TWS Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group; TWS Climate Change and Wildlife Working Group; […]