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North American Duck Symposium and Workshop

TENTATIVE

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
Welcoming Reception

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Morning

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

Afternoon

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

Evening

Student Mentor - Mentee
Hospitality hosted by California Waterfowl Association

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Morning

Plenary Speaker 1:
Plenary Speaker 2:
Featured Morning Session: Strengthening the Links Between Waterfowl Research and Management
Organizer: Tony Roberts

 Afternoon

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
  1. Setting the stage for restoration and management of natural processes.  Leigh Fredrickson
  2. Historic landform process models: A key to successful wetland and riverine restoration. Paul L. Tashjian, John Vradenburg
  3. Incorporating hydrologic and geomorphic variables into wetland management in the Intermountain West. Adonia R. Henry, William S. Smith, and Leigh H. Fredrickson.
  4. 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.
  5. Wetland Restoration and management in arid floodplains with high agricultural and urban water needs. John Vradenburg.
  6. Managing wetland resources in a highly altered, arid, and ever-changing environment in the Central Valley of California. Mike Wolder.
  7. Assessing the value of sediment removal in restoring prairie pothole wetlands. Shawn G. Papon.
  8. Wetland management challenges at Chickasaw NWR - a large river floodplain lacking protective mainstem levees.
    Gary D. Pogue.
  9. Private land initiatives in the bottomland hardwood region of Bayou Meto Arkansas. Jody Pagan.
  10. 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.
  11. Rehabilitation and management of a shallow lake complex in south central Minnesota. Jeanine Vorland.

Evening

Poster Session I

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Morning

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

Afternoon

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

Evening

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

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

Afternoon

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

Evening

Banquet and Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

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