Plenary Speakers, Special Sessions, and Workshops
(Please note that we are still developing the program and schedule and these session days and times may change!)
Monday, February 1, 2016
Workshop: Remote spatial data collection for waterfowl: industry innovations, applications, and potential issues.
Organizers: Dave Brandt and Bart Ballard
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Welcoming Address: Dr. Chris Williams, University of Delaware and Larry Hindman, Maryland DNR
Plenary Speaker 1:
Plenary Speakers 2: Jerry Serie and Bob Blohm, Migratory Bird Treaty 100 years 1916 - 2016: History, Diplomacy, and Legacy
Featured Morning Session: Waterfowl Legacies: Pioneering Diplomacy, Science, and Management: Celebrating 100 Years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and looking toward the future.
Organizer: David Trauger
Special Session: Mexico’s Rich Waterfowl History, Contemporary Wetland Challenges, and Maintaining Anatid Biodiversity.
Organizers: Eduardo Carrera, Alberto L Afton, Leigh Fredrickson, and Sammy King
Special Session: Current Issues in the Conservation and Management of Sea Ducks
Organizers: Chris Dwyer
Special Session: Foraging, Nutrition, and Energetics of Waterfowl: The Foundations of Habitat Management
Organizers: Scott McWilliams and Bruce Dugger
Student Mentor - Mentee
Hospitality hosted by California Waterfowl Association
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Plenary Speaker 1:
Plenary Speaker 2:
Featured Morning Session: Strengthening the Links Between Waterfowl Research and Management
Organizer: Tony Roberts
Special Session: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Monochromatic Ducks.
Organizers: Ron R. Bielefeld and Bruce D. Dugger
Special Session: 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
- Setting the stage for restoration and management of natural processes. Leigh Fredrickson
- Historic landform process models: A key to successful wetland and riverine restoration. Paul L. Tashjian, John Vradenburg
- Incorporating hydrologic and geomorphic variables into wetland management in the Intermountain West. Adonia R. Henry, William S. Smith, and Leigh H. Fredrickson.
- Trash the cookie cutter and pick up the puzzle pieces: Reconnecting historic hydrologic and topographical conditions in seasonal herbaceous wetlands in Missouri. Keith Cordell, Matt Bowyer, and Frank Nelson.
- Wetland Restoration and management in arid floodplains with high agricultural and urban water needs. John Vradenburg.
- Managing wetland resources in a highly altered, arid, and ever-changing environment in the Central Valley of California. Mike Wolder.
- Assessing the value of sediment removal in restoring prairie pothole wetlands. Shawn G. Papon.
- Wetland management challenges at Chickasaw NWR - a large river floodplain lacking protective mainstem levees.
Gary D. Pogue.
- Private land initiatives in the bottomland hardwood region of Bayou Meto Arkansas. Jody Pagan.
- Restoration of native Hawaiian plant communities to benefit five endangered waterbirds: Recognition of geomorphic surfaces, hydrologic conditions, native seed banks, and bugs as a path to success. Chadd Smith.
- Rehabilitation and management of a shallow lake complex in south central Minnesota. Jeanine Vorland.
Poster Session I
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Plenary Speaker 1: Robert Clark, Environment Canada
Plenary Speakers 2: Michael Schaub, Swiss Ornithological Institute: Inference about population processes by combining counts and demographic data using integrated population models”.
Featured Morning Session: Integrated Population Models to Inform Waterfowl Ecology and Conservation.
Organizer: Todd Arnold and David Koons
Special Session: Looking Ahead Toward Future Management of Shallow Lakes
Organizers: Nicole Hansel-Welch, Mark A. Hanson, Dale A. Wrubleski, Kyle D. Zimmer
Special Session: Collection, Calculations, and Bias in Waterfowl Harvest Estimates
Organizer: Craig A. Miller
Special Session: University-based Waterfowl Programs: Current and Future Roles
Organizers: Richard Kaminski, J. Brian Davis, John M. Eadie, and Bart M. Ballard
Poster Session II
Friday February 5, 2016 Morning
Plenary Speaker 1:
Plenary Speakers 2:
Featured Morning Session: Implementing the 2012 NAWMP Revision: Management Decisions to Integrate Multiple Objectives at Varying Scales.
Organizer: Dale Humburg
Special Session: Waterfowl & Water: The Crisis is Now
Organizer: Mark Petrie
Special Session: The Pride of the Salt Marsh: Status and Future Conservation of the American black duck.
Organizer: Pat Devers
Banquet and Awards Ceremony