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MONDAY APRIL 18th

Welcome and opening remarks 8:30 am – 8:45 am

Plenary Session 8:45 am – 10:45 am

Break 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Presentation Session #1 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kristin Denryter. “Building on the past and innovating for the future: a vision for collaborative studies at the ADFG wildlife nutrition lab”

Patrick Walsh. “Managing caribou based on decline and recovery of lichen communities in southwestern Alaska”

Katie Anderson. “Prescribed fire in the Nelchina Basin: A case study for managing moose populations”

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presentation Session #2 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Heather Johnson. “Dynamic selection for forage quality and quantity in response to phenology and insects in Arctic caribou”

Casey Burns. “Exciting developments in bee monitoring in Alaska, the US, and Arctic-wide”

Caroline Van Hemert. “Harmful algal blooms and Alaska seabirds: Saxitoxin associated with mortality events”

Break 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Presentation Session #3 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Student Presentations

Luke Metherell. “Female Dall’s sheep summer nutrition in the Chugach Mountains”

Sebastian Zavoico. “The role of climate change in an expanding moose population in southwest Alaska”

Bridgett Benedict. “Physiological resistance of moose calves to flies: cortisol and environmental stressors”

TUESDAY APRIL 19th

 

Welcome and opening remarks 8:30 am – 8:45 am

 

Invited speaker 8:45 am – 10:45 am

Amy Gilbert. Deciphering serology

Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen. Alaska Wildlife Serology

Break 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Presentation Session #4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lindsey Dreese. “Test concordance for Rangiferine Brucellosis in Alaska caribou”

Kimberlee Beckmen. “Apparent spillover of Canine Distemper Virus from Arctic fox to domestic dogs and red fox in Alaska”

Karen Mager. “Population genetics of caribou in the Alaska-Yukon border region: implications for designation of conservation units”

Workshop: Implicit biases: Why we have them and how they impact STEM. 1:00 pm 3:30 pm

Presented by ADVANCEGeo Partnership. Separate meeting login.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th

Welcome and opening remarks 8:30 am – 8:45 am 

Business Meeting 8:45 am – 10:45 am

Chapter Awards and Student Presentation Awards 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Presentation Session #5 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Thomas Paragi. “Trends in kill of bears and wolves in non-coastal Alaska, 1983-2020”

Amanda Droghini. “Spatial modeling of habitat preferences quantifies individual variation in maternal trade-offs among moose (Alces alces L.) in Bristol Bay, Alaska”

Kimberlee Beckmen. “Detection of an enzootic Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae strain in Alaska wildlife”

Lunch 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Presentation Session #6 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

John Severson. “Spring phenology drives range shifts in a migratory Arctic ungulate with key implications for the future”

Alex Prichard. “An ongoing shift in mammalian nest predators of Yellow-billed loons in Arctic Alaska”

Christina Ahlstrom. “Critically-important antibiotic resistant bacteria in Alaska gulls”

Final Business and Closing Comments 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

THURSDAY APRIL 21st

 

Step selection discussion group 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

FRIDAY APRIL 22nd

 

Small Mammal Working Group Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Separate Zoom meeting link 

10:05 – 10:25 Kaiti Ott and Andrew Hope. Northern bog lemming status and genetic research update

10:25 – 10:35. Karen Blejwas. Little brown bat status assessment and Alaska bat paper

10:35 – 10:40. Rick Merizon. Alaska Hare management update

10:40 – 10:50. Discuss over-arching goals of AK small mammal group

10:40 – 11:00. Break

11:00 – 11:05. Recap results from recently published ASRS paper – future research directions

11:05 – 11:50. Discuss genetic techniques for population monitoring, assessing adaptive capacity, and diet, and explore opportunities for future work

11:50 – 12:00. Nomination of co-chair

12:00. Adjourn

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The Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society is a non-profit organization of professional wildlife biologists dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

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