SPECIAL ORAL AND POSTER SESSIONS
6th NORTH AMERICAN DUCK SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP
ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF NORTH AMERICAN WATERFOWL
Special topic sessions will be an integral component of the symposium. The sessions will be conducted concurrently with other afternoon sessions of contributed oral presentations. We think you will agree that the following special sessions will add significantly to the diversity of timely information communicated at the symposium. The titles and organizers of the sessions are listed below. Most of the presenters in special sessions 1-10 have already been confirmed; however, you may contact an organizer of the session (*) and inquire if space exists for your presentation.
Superabundance of Snow and Ross’s geese and what to do about it
Ray Alisauskas* – Science & Technology Branch, Environment Canada
Jim Leafloor – Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada
Mike Johnson – North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Waterfowl Populations of Conservation Concern: Reevaluating Status and Trends, Hypotheses, and Conservation Strategies
Jane Austin*, USGS-Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Stuart Slattery, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Wetland Issues Affecting Waterfowl Conservation in North America
Sammy King*, USGS, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Scott Yaich, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Heath Hagy, Illinois Natural History Survey
Charlie Rewa, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Opportunities and Challenges Facing Waterfowl Habitat Conservation on Private Lands: Session1 Session2
William Hohman*, USDA, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Eric Lindstrom, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Integrating Social and Economic Research into Waterfowl Management Programs and Decision-making
Kevin M. Hunt*, Mississippi State University
Andrew H. Raedeke, Missouri Department of Conservation
David C. Fulton, USGS, Minnesota Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
It’s signed, now what? Implementing the 2012 North American Waterfowl Management Plan
Jim Ringelman*, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Satellite Telemetry and Waterfowl Ecology--What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?
Sean Boyd*, Environment Canada
Chris Dwyer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The ‘YEAR’ Effect: Incorporating Climatic Variability into Models for Waterfowl Management
Mike Schummer*, Long Point Waterfowl, Ontario, Canada
Estimating Habitat Carrying Capacity for Waterfowl: Considerations, Pitfalls, and Improvements*
Chris Williams*, University of Delaware
Bruce Dugger, Oregon State University
Following this special session will be corresponding special evening poster session
Student Panel Discussion and Mentor/Mentee Special Session
We invite students to participate in a student-led special session at the 6th North American Duck Symposium, Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl. The session will have two sections: 1) a panel discussion featuring young professionals, and 2) a mentor/mentee program. Panel members will be selected from around the world, providing unique and inclusive networking opportunities for students and professionals. Topics, such as communicating the value of waterfowl and their habitats with stakeholders, securing public and political support for conservation funding, and development of multidisciplinary, cutting-edge skills, will be addressed. Students and professionals interested in participating in this special session are encouraged to propose other topics for possible discussion and email them to Elizabeth St. James (email@example.com). Following the panel discussion, students are invited to participate in a mentor/mentee program designed to pair students with mentors who have similar professional interests.We would like to invite NADS registrants to sign-up for the mentor/mentee special session. The session will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, 28 January.
Sign-up for the mentor/mentee is available through the link below. We asked that those interested in participating the session sign-up by Friday, 18 January (note: you do not need to sign up if you are only interested in participating in the panel discussion).
Mentor and Mentee Registration
There are two tabs in the sign-up document, one for professionals (mentors) and one for students (mentees); please complete your information in the appropriate document.
Questions or comments? Please email Elizabeth St. James at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Justyn R. Foth
Mississippi State University
|David J. Messmer
University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon
|Elizabeth A. St. James
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Jessi L. Tapp
University of Missouri
|Mitch D. Weegman
University of Exeter
|Matt M. Weegman
Mississippi State University