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North American Duck Symposium and Workshop

TENTATIVE Plenary, Special Sessions, and Workshops

Plenary Talks/Sessions

Tuesday February 2, 2016 Morning

Welcoming Address: Dr. Chris Williams, University of Delaware and Larry Hindman, Maryland DNR

Waterfowl Legacies: Pioneering Diplomacy, Science, and Management: Celebrating 100 Years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and looking toward the future.
Organizer: David Trauger
Keynote Speakers: Jerry Serie

Wednesday February 3, 2016 Morning

Strengthening the Links Between Waterfowl Research and Management
Organizer: Tony Roberts

Thursday February 4, 2016 Morning

Integrated Population Models to Inform Waterfowl Ecology and Conservation.
Organizer: Todd Arnold and David Koons
Keynote Speakers:
1) Robert Clark, Environment Canada:
2) Michael Schaub, Swiss Ornithological Institute: “Inference about population processes by combining counts and demographic data using integrated population models”.

Friday February 5, 2016 Morning

Implementing the 2012 NAWMP Revision: Management Decisions to Integrate Multiple Objectives at Varying Scales.
Organizer: Dale Humburg


Monday February 1, 2016 Afternoon

  1. Remote spatial data collection for waterfowl: industry innovations, applications, and potential issues.
    Organizers: Dave Brandt and Bart Ballard

Special Sessions

Tuesday February 2, 2016 Afternoon

  1. Mexico’s Rich Waterfowl History, Contemporary Wetland Challenges, and Maintaining Anatid Biodiversity.
    Organizers: Eduardo Carrera, Alberto Lafon, Leigh Fredrickson, and Sammy King
  2. Waterfowl & Water: The Crisis is Now
    Organizer: Mark Petrie
  3. Foraging, Nutrition, and Energetics of Waterfowl: The Foundations of Habitat Management
    Organizers: Scott McWilliams and Bruce Dugger

Tuesday February 2, 2016 Evening

  1. University-based Waterfowl Programs: Current and Future Roles
    Richard M. Kaminski, J. Brian Davis, John M. Eadie, and Bart M. Ballard
  2. Student Mentor/Mentee workshop and networking

Wednesday February 3, 2016 Afternoon

  1. Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Monotypic Ducks. Organizers: Ron R. Bielefeld and Bruce D. Dugger
  2. Incorporation of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Variability in the Restoration of Natural Processes: The Foundation for Producing Sustainable Wetland Resources for Wetland Dependent Wildlife
    Organizers: Leigh H. Fredrickson, Matt Bowyer, Murray Laubhan, and Adonia Henry

Thursday February 4, 2016 Afternoon

  1. Looking Ahead Toward Future Management of Shallow Lakes
    Organizers: Nicole Hansel-­Welch, Mark A. Hanson, Dale A. Wrubleski, Kyle D. Zimmer
  2. Collection, Calculations, and Bias in Waterfowl Harvest Estimates
    Organizer:Craig A. Miller

Friday February 5, 2016 Afternoon

  1. Current Issues in the Conservation and Management of Sea Ducks
    Organizer: Chris Dwyer
  2. The Pride of the Salt Marsh: Status and Future Conservation of the American black duck.
    Organizer: Pat Devers


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