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Presentations from October 11-13 2006 Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Biennial Science Meeting
Agenda from Meeting with some links to PDFs of the Presentations
To view poster abstracts and many of the full posters presented at the meeting, go here.

Wednesday, 11 October 2006
7:30-8:30 AM
Registration (in NWVC lobby), All Sessions poster set­up
8:30 AM-6:30 PM
Concurrent poster display (Session I) Session Coordinator: Pete Lasier 
8:30-10:00 AM
Welcome and Overview
8:30 AM
Science Council Remarks (Clint Moore)
8:40 AM
Welcome and Introductory remarks (Judd Howell) 
8:55 AM
Refuge Update (Brad Knudsen) 
9:10 AM
USGS Comments
Eastern Region (David Russ) 
USGS Biology (Susan Haseltine) 
10:00-10:30 AM
Morning Break and poster viewing
10:30-12:00 PM
Presentation of PWRC Projects I -- Contaminant Biology
Session Coordinators: Parley Winger and Dave Hoffman
10:30 AM
Profiling of gene induction in response to contaminants or other treatments - Natalie Karouna-Renier
11:00 AM
Effects of mercury on kestrel reproduction - Michael Koterba
11:20 AM
Waterfowl vanadium studies - Barnett Rattner
 
11:40 AM
Exposure of deer to lead due to mining - Nelson Beyer
12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch and poster viewing
1:30-3:00 PM
Science Frontiers: Hierarchical Modeling
Session Coordinators:  Bill Link and Andy Royle
1:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: William Link (Patuxent Wildlife ResearchCenter) – Hierarchical Models: New frontiers in wildlife data analysis
2:10 PM
Using hierarchical models for estimation of population change - John Sauer
2:35 PM
Hierarchical models for avian point count and anuran calling surveys - Andy Royle
3:00-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break and poster viewing
3:30-5:00 PM
Presentation of PWRC Projects II -- Wildlife and Invasives
Session Coordinators: Brian Underwood and Larissa Bailey
Current Wildlife Issues
3:30 PM
Potential impacts of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer on DOI lands - Brian Underwood
3:45 PM
Assessing bird distribution patterns in regions with wind power potential ­ Deanna Dawson, Tim Jones, and Allan O’Connell 
4:00 PM
Habitats and food of Atlantic coast seaducks ­ Matt Perry, Alicia Berlin, David Kidwell, and Peter Osenton 
Decision Making / Adaptive Management
4:15 PM
Adaptive management at PWRC: Past, present and future ­ Michael Runge and Jim Nichols 
4:30 PM
Applications of decision theory under the Endangered Species Act ­ Michael Runge
Occupancy Models
4:45 PM
Occupancy models: Broad applications to science and monitoring ­ Allan O’Connell 
5:00-8:00 PM
Poster viewing (All Sessions) and Social
Session Coordinators:  Pete Lasier (I), Mark Wimer (II), and Jeff Spendelow (III)
Thursday, 12 October 2006
7:30-8:30 AM
Registration (in NWVC lobby)
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Concurrent poster display (Session II) Session Coordinator: Mark Wimer
8:30-10:00 AM
Emerging Issues: Ecology of Wildlife Diseases
Session Coordinators: Howard Ginsberg, Glenn Olsen, and Caldwell Hahn
8:30 AM
Introduction to health research in USGS -- Session Coordinators
8:35 AM
Keynote speaker: Isabella Cattadori (Penn State Univ. – Center for Infectious Disease) Dynamics of host­parasite interactions: Describing Patterns and identifying Mechanisms 
9:10 AM
Discussion: PWRC role in study of invasive pathogens of wildlife – Howard Ginsberg, Moderator 
Related PWRC projects
9:20 AM
Transmission dynamics of vector­borne pathogens ­ Howard Ginsberg 
9:30 AM
Susceptibility and transmission of WNV: Field research and research on captive PWRC birds ­ Caldwell Hahn 
9:40 AM
Harmful Algal Blooms and Die­offs in Chesapeake Bay: A Potential Link? ­ Barnett Rattner 
9:50 AM
H5N1 in wild and domestic birds in China ­ Diann Prosser
10:00-10:30 AM
Morning Break and poster viewing
10:30-12:00 PM
Presentations of PWRC Projects III -- Systematics; Status and Trends
Session Coordinators: Monica Tomosy and Neal Woodman
10:30 AM
Introduction - Neal Woodman
10:35 AM
Program accomplishments - Marshall Howe
10:45 AM
Systematics - Neal Woodman
10:55 AM
Molecular systematics of birds - Terry Chesser
11:15 AM
The FWS R3/R5 Impoundment study: a project of the Refuge Cooperative Research Program ­ James Lyons 
11:30 AM
Estimating distribution and amphibian occupancy of vernal pool breeding habitat ­ Larissa Bailey 
11:45 AM
Modeling anuran detection and site occupancy for anuran calling survey routes in Maryland ­ Linda Weir 
12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch and poster viewing
1:30-3:00 PM
Chan Robbins Symposium Part I: Breeding Bird Survey
Session Coordinators: Mike Erwin, Marshall Howe, and John R. Sauer 
1:30 PM
Introduction - Mike Erwin
1:35 PM
The overall contributions of Chan Robbins to ornithology and bird conservation in the Americas ­ Fran James 
2:00 PM
BBS: The Canadian Wildlife Service perspective - Tony Erskine
2:25 PM
The modern BBS and its evolution over the past 20 years - Keith Pardieck and Bruce Peterjohn
2:45 PM
BBS data application: Trends and other lessons learned - John Sauer
3:00-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break and poster viewing
3:30-5:00 PM
Chan Robbins Symposium Part II: Habitat Fragmentation, Tropical Studies, Atlases, and Christmas Bird Counts
Session Coordinators: Mike Erwin, Marshall Howe, and John R. Sauer 
3:30 PM
Tropical bird work in Guatemala - Barb Dowell
3:40 PM
Fragmentation studies in Maryland - Deanna Dawson
3:55 PM
Wandering biologists and albatrosses of Midway: 50 years later - Billl Kendall
4:10 PM
Christmas Bird Count data and analysis - Geoff LeBaron
4:30 PM
Breeding Bird Atlases and their analyses - Mark Wimer and Bruce Peterjohn
4:45 PM
Personal reflections on 60 years at Patuxent - Chan Robbins
Friday, 13 October 2006
7:30-8:30 AM
Registration (in NWVC lobby)
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Concurrent poster display (Session III) Session Coordinator: Jeff Spendelow
8:30-10:00 AM
Science Frontiers: Restoration
Session Coordinators: Jeff Marion, Dick Hammerschlag, Hank Pattee, and Nelson Beyer
Habitat Restoration
8:30 AM
Keynote speaker: Patrick Kangas (Univ. of Maryland) – The need for more ecology in restoration ecology.
8:35 AM
Poplar Island in Chesapeake Bay: Great expectations for restoration ­ Mike Erwin
9:10 AM
Documenting wetland restoration in the Anacostia - Dick Hammerschlag
9:20 AM
Unassisted recovery at Annapolis Rocks: The Appalachian Trail’s most severely impacted campsites ­ Jeff Marion 
Avian Restoration
9:40 AM
Whooping crane restoration - Glenn Olsen
9:50 AM
Bird response to method and location of bottomland hardwood restoration - Daniel Twedt
10:00-10:30 AM
Morning Break and poster viewing
10:30-12:00 PM
Presentation of PWRC Projects IV -- Ecosystems
Session Coordinators:  Don Cahoon and Mary Freeman
10:30 AM
Introduction - Don Cahoon
10:35 AM
Threats to Habitats: Wetland ecosystem responses to climate change and sea-level rise - Don Cahoon
10:45 AM
Threats to Habitats: Science for monitoring and managing coastal and wetland ecosystems - Hilary Neckles
10:55 AM
Threats to Habitats: Shoreline change and geomorphology - Cheryl Hapke
11:15 AM
Community Interactions: Effects of environmental change - Mary Freeman
11:30 AM
Community Interactions: Modeling species interaction - Jim Nichols
11:45 AM
Emerging Issues: Glenn Guntenspergen
12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch and poster viewing
2:30-4:00 PM
All Posters taken down
1:30-4:00 PM
Special Meetings and Auditorium Sessions
1:30 PM
Science Ethics Forum
2:30 PM
Question-and-answer with Center Director - Judd Howell

 

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