Concurrent Session Abstracts

Room
Tuscany 7
Tuscany 8
Tuscany 9
Tuscany 10-11
 Ungulate Resource SelectionWildfire ResilienceWildlife and Technology - CamerasEcology of Bats
Wednesday 1:00 PM
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Wednesday 1:05 PM

Aerial distance sampling to estimate abundance of tule elk populations and a comparison to a concurrent fecal DNA spatial capture-recapture survey


Tom Batter
Remote

Evaluating trade-offs between restoration of burned landscapes and targeted suppression of wildfires in sagebrush ecosystems


Ian Dwight
Remote

Estimating the population size and habitat associations of cougars in Yosemite National Park by combining detection dog team surveys and trail camera data


David Green
Remote
 
Wednesday 1:20 PM

Migratory Strategies and Integrated Step Selection Analysis of Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) on the Modoc Plateau


Colton Wise
Student Paper

InPerson

CalVTP: CEQA's Role in Increasing the Pace and Scale of Wildfire Resilience


Lily Bostrom
Remote

Identifying Oiled Wildlife: Are Trail Camera Photos a Reasonable Approach?


Jennie Hawkins
Remote

Finding Pseudogymnoascus destructans in two significant New Mexico bat hibernacula


Debbie Buecher
Remote
Wednesday 1:35 PM

Resource Selection of introduced California bighorn sheep


Emily Hagler
InPerson

Implementing biological resource protections into wildfire resilience projects using the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP)


Lara Rachowicz
Remote

How to Avoid the Camera TRAP: Recommendations for Effective Use of Remotely Triggered Cameras


Jody Tucker
Remote

The effectiveness of bat gates for conserving colonies and populations of bats in western U.S.


Rick Sherwin
InPerson
Wednesday 1:50 PM

Winter Resource Selection by Mule Deer Following Pinyon-Juniper Removal


Jason Gundlach
Student Paper

InPerson

Pyrodiversity: what is it, and how could it help guide wildlife conservation in the West?


Gavin Jones
InPerson

Mohave ground squirrel distribution on public lands: repeating a camera trapping survey ten years later


Philip Leitner
InPerson

E-bike high frequency noise and potential impacts to roosting bats


Dave Johnston
InPerson
Wednesday 2:05 PM

Variation in resource resource selection by mule deer: effects of reproductive status and interspecific competition


Nathan Jackson
InPerson

Mustelid Movement: Evaluating a Fisher Habitat Connectivity Model in the Klamath Basin


Annie Loggins
InPerson

A drone, a phone and an app: a solution for fine-scale animal tracking


Ian Axsom
Student Paper

Remote

Foraging Ecology of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat


Dave Johnston
InPerson
Wednesday 2:20 PM

Selection of Resources by Pronghorn Near Large-Scale Disturbance


Megan Osterhout
InPerson
 

Variable Factors Affecting Camera Trapping for Two Ground Squirrel Species in the West Mojave Desert


Ed LaRue
InPerson

Investigating Drivers of Summer Bat Activity in California Redwood Forests


Chelsea Andreozzi
Student Paper

Remote
Wednesday 2:35 PM
Session Q & A (2:35 PM - 3:05 PM)
Session Break
 Habitat Use, Occupancy and Population Trends of Nevada WildlifeWildfire and Disturbance ResponseWildlife and Technology - GeneticsSymbiosis - Collaboration
Wednesday 3:20 PM
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Wednesday 3:25 PM

Applications of species distribution modelling to conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians in Nevada, USA.


Eric Simandle
InPerson

Global patterns of variation in disturbance foraging behavior of birds


Sean MacDonald
InPerson

Using Bat Guano to Determine Species Use of Redwood Hollows on the North Coast of California


Amon Armstrong
Remote

California's collaborative approach to monarch conservation


Hillary Sardinas
Remote
Wednesday 3:40 PM

Greater sage-grouse selection and survival across reproductive life stages in the Bi-State distinct population segment


Megan Milligan
InPerson

Post-fire monitoring in the East Bay


Susan Townsend
InPerson

Novel DNA Collection Method for Identification of Roosting Bat Species


Rob Schell
InPerson

Importance of Mutualistic Relationships between Academia, Agencies, and Consultants


Aviva Rossi
Remote
Wednesday 3:55 PM

Sage-Grouse in the Great Basin: Recent Population Trends Across Nevada and the Great Basin


Steven Mathews-Sanchez
InPerson

Please us this time to brainstorm questions for the Q&A at the end of this session.  Please don't start the Q&A early!


Speaker Cancelled
InPerson

Genetic evaluation of the historic and current distribution and possible variations between Lasiurus borealis and Lasiurus blossevillii in Western North America


Zeinab (Rose) Haidar
Student Paper

InPerson

Rethinking the Relationship Between Academia, Consultants, Applicants, and Resource Agencies. A Symbiotic Relationship to Protect Nesting Birds


Chris Huntley
InPerson
Wednesday 4:10 PM

Home range and habitat selection of Common Ravens during the breeding season in northern Nevada


Julia Brockman
Student Paper

InPerson

Before-After Control-Impact assessment of Sierra Nevada bird community response to megafire


Connor Wood
InPerson

Honeycreeper hosts: Testing the effects of diet, environment, and genetic relatedness on the gut microbiome using a classic example of adaptive radiation


Maria Costantini
Student Paper

InPerson

Partners In Flight Western Working Group Motus Initiative: Wildlife Tracking Network for the West


Patrick Lorch
InPerson
Wednesday 4:25 PM

Trends in Common Raven Abundance across Temperate North America over the Last 50 Years, with Implications for Greater Sage-Grouse and Mojave Desert Tortoises


Seth Harju
InPerson

Effects of a high severity wildfire on a stream dwelling endangered frog population


Colin Dillingham
InPerson

Diet of barred owls in California elucidated with high-throughput-sequencing


Nick Kryshak
Student Paper

Remote

Lessons learned from conservation acquisitions for mitigation banking and land trusts


Marshall Cook
InPerson
Wednesday 4:40 PM 

Persistent effects of the 2014 King megafire on spotted owls


Gavin Jones
InPerson

Amphibian Diversity Assessment of Northern California's Lost Coast Region.


Brian Hudgens
InPerson

Cutting Green Tape, SB 155, and 30 by 30 - Initiatives to Streamline and Increase Restoration Efforts


Kathleen Cuschieri
InPerson
Wednesday 4:55 PM  

Torrent in a Bottle: Using Environmental DNA to Detect Columbia and Cascade Torrent Salamanders in the Pacific Northwest


Christopher Cousins
Student Paper

InPerson

Reestablishment of Wolverines in the Sierra Nevada: A Multi-Agency and Stakeholder Collaboration


David Garcelon
InPerson
Wednesday 5:10 PM
Session Q & A (5:10 PM - 5:40 PM)
Session Break
 Spotted Owl Ecological AssociationsSymbiosis - Community Science and OutreachWildlife and Technology - Analysis ToolsCarnivores - Canids and Felids
Thursday 8:00 AM
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Thursday 8:05 AM

Assessing how forest structure shapes predator-prey interactions between spotted owls and woodrats in Southern California


Zachary Wilkinson
Student Paper

Remote

Quantifying the Gender Gap in Authorship in Herpetology


Katie Rock
InPerson

The Origin of Chronic Wasting Disease: Results from a Text Mining Project


Kent Webb
Remote

Ecological and Social Drivers of Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) Home Range Patterns Across Spatiotemporal Scales


Evelyn Lichwa
Student Paper

Remote
Thursday 8:20 AM

Assessing top-down and bottom-up effects on interactions between dusky-footed woodrats and spotted owls in the Sierra Nevada


Corbin Kuntze
Student Paper

Remote

Using WIR System to Help Facilitate and Guide Human Dimensions Research on Beavers


Tiffany Chen
Remote

Analyzing wildlife count data using GLMMs and EcoCountHelper


Hunter Cole
InPerson

A Conservation Strategy for the Sierra Nevada Red Fox: Findings and Recommendations


Julia Lawson
Remote
Thursday 8:35 AM

Integrating GPS Tag Locations and Nest Monitoring Video Reveals New Insights Into Spotted Owl Foraging Behavior


Ceeanna Zulla
Student Paper

Remote

Population dynamics of the pueo (Asio flammeus sandwichensis) over the last decade, informed with community science data


Chad Wilhite
InPerson

Using a 12-year dataset to model factors influencing Bay checkerspot butterfly distribution


Margaret Scampavia
InPerson

Status and Demography of the San Clemente Island Fox Population


Holly Gamblin
InPerson
Thursday 8:50 AM

The role of forests as microclimates for spotted owls


Kate McGinn
Student Paper

Remote

Predicted threats to a native squirrel from two invading species based on citizen science data


Theodore Tran
InPerson

End-of-Century Climate Models Predict Today's Distribution of Hawaiian Tree Snails


Melissa Price
InPerson

Mountain lion den site attendance in northeastern California


Matthew Brinkman
InPerson
Thursday 9:05 AM

Confronting the habitat fragmentation - heterogeneity paradox: Does enhanced prey accessibility buffer foraging costs by spotted owls in patchy landscapes?


Ceeanna Zulla
Student Paper

Remote

Outreach and Communication Strategies for Encouraging Use of Non-lead Ammunition


Matthew Parker
InPerson

Developing an efficient, acoustics-based spotted owl survey protocol to enhance the pace and scale of forest restoration


Anu Kramer
InPerson

Quantifying Predator Populations with Statistical Population Reconstruction


Grantham Lewis
InPerson
Thursday 9:20 AM

Breeding constraints shape territoriality and vocalization patterns in spotted owls


Dana Reid
Remote

Vertebrate tree damage, an underappreciated function generates forest diversity


William Bean
InPerson

Mapping coyote habitat presence following tree removal in northern Nevada


Claudia Pighetti
Student Paper

Remote
 
Thursday 9:35 AM
Session Q & A (9:35 AM - 10:05 AM)
Session Break
 Barn and Barred Owl EcologyEndangered Species Recovery StrategiesRaven Management for Conservation OutcomesCarnivores - Mustelids
Thursday 10:35 AM
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Thursday 10:40 AM

Characterizing Barred Owl Natal Dispersal on the California Coast


Whitney Watson
Student Paper

InPerson

An intensive capture-mark-recapture study of a population of Cascades frogs on managed private timberlands in the Southern Cascades


Bennie Johnson Howell
InPerson

A Desert Tortoise-Common Raven Viable Conflict Threshold


Kerry Holcomb
Remote

Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation of Rare Species: A Case Study of Humboldt Martens


Marie Martin
Remote
Thursday 10:55 AM

The Effects of Habitat Preferences and Individual Quality on Annual Reproductive Success of American Barn Owls (Tyto furcata) in Napa Valley, California


Jaime Carlino
Student Paper

InPerson

Response of Nesting Western Snowy Plovers to Coastal Dune Contouring at Vandenberg Space Force Base


Jamie Miller
Remote

Science-based Management of Ravens Tool (SMaRT): a web-based application for adaptive raven management


Cali Roth
Remote

Predicted distribution of a rare and understudied forest carnivore: Humboldt martens (Martes caurina humboldtensis)


Katie Moriarty
Remote
Thursday 11:10 AM

Does Degree of Reddishness Matter? Polymorphism in American Barn Owls (Tyto furcata), Diet Patterns, and Habitat Choice in Napa Valley, California.


Laura Echávez
Student Paper

InPerson

California Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis coturniculus) Response to Marsh Enhancement at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, California


David Riensche

A rapid assessment function to estimate common raven population densities: implications for targeted management


Brianne Brussee
Remote

Combined field and clinical methods clarify mortality causes and survival patterns of Pacific martens


Marie Martin
Remote
Thursday 11:25 AM

How Generalizable are Nest Box Selection Models for American Barn Owls (Tyto furcata) in California Agriculture?


Rebecca Wang
Student Paper

InPerson

Creating Habitat: A Statewide Experiment for the Western Monarch (Danaus plexippus)


Kim Armstrong
InPerson

A synthesis of common raven ecology and predation impacts on sensitive avian species


Seth Dettenmaier
InPerson

Factors influencing fine-scale space-use by fishers before, during, and after tree mortality in the southern Sierra Nevada based on scat locations


Rebecca Green
Remote
Thursday 11:40 AM

Effects of Landscape Configuration Metrics on American Barn Owl (Tyto furcata) Nest Box Occupancy


Samantha Chavez
Student Paper

InPerson

Bumble Bees of California: Changing Distributions and Diversity


Leif Richardson
InPerson

Efficacy of manipulating reproduction of common ravens to conserve sensitive prey species: three case studies


Corina Sanchez
Student Paper

InPerson

Understanding forest-dependent species of conservation concern


Katie Moriarty
Remote
Thursday 11:55 AM
Session Q & A (11:55 AM - 12:25 PM)
Session Break
 Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Captive Breeding ProgramInfrastructure and Landscape Effects on WildlifeBird Ecology and ConservationSmall Mammal Ecology and Conservation
Friday 8:00 AM
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Introductions and Announcements
Friday 8:05 AM

Building a blunt-nosed leopard lizard assurance colony: Background and future directions


Michael Westphal
InPerson

TRAX: Re-developing roadkill reporting software to improve data collection, processing and user experience.


Steve Bega
Remote

Nesting Purple Martins at Mount Thayer


Karine Tokatlian
Remote

Modeling Plasticity in Rodent Responses to the Lunar Cycle Following Habitat Modification


Jackson Tenney
Student Paper

InPerson
Friday 8:20 AM

Utilizing non-invasive methods to examine reproduction and development in an endangered lizard, the Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila)


Rory Telemeco
InPerson

Simulating Wind Energy Production from Detection-based Smart Curtailment for Bats at Wind Facilities


Donald Solick
Remote

Preliminary Documentation of the Presence of Microplastics in the Gastrointestinal Tracts of Terrestrial Raptors


Alexis Leviner
Remote

Translocation of the San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni) in the Carrizo Plain


Patrick Anderson
InPerson
Friday 8:35 AM

Reproduction of the Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) at Fresno Chaffee Zoo


Steve Sharp
InPerson

Alma Bridge Road-Related Newt Mortality Study


Jeffery Wilkinson
InPerson

Introduced trout filter high-elevation lakeside bird communities in the Sierra Nevada, California


Mary Clapp
Student Paper

InPerson

It's Getting Hotter in Here: Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Survival and Recovery Following Wildfire


Melissa Riley
InPerson
Friday 8:50 AM

Native shrubs facilitate thermoregulation by endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards (Gambelia sila)


Cha Kong Thao
Student Paper

InPerson

Carcass Detectability by Canine Search Teams on a Windfarm in California.


Murrelet Halterman
InPerson

Rapid Growth of the Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) Population in California


Brett Furnas
Remote

Patch occupancy of the salt marsh harvest mouse: Do patch size and isolation drive occurrence of an endangered habitat specialist?


Cody Aylward
Student Paper

Remote
Friday 9:05 AM

Observing predation pressure on the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila)


Kathryn Ramirez
Student Paper

InPerson

Wildlife space use response to small-scale cannabis development


Phoebe Parker-Shames
Student Paper

Remote

Decades of Riparian Breeding Birds Show a Persistent Reduction After Extreme Weather Heat Events.


David Riensche
InPerson

A new framework for evaluating potential habitat of the salt marsh harvest mouse


Carla Angulo
InPerson
Friday 9:20 AM

Habitat heterogeneity affects the thermal ecology of an endangered lizard


Nicole Gaudenti
InPerson

Carnivore and Ungulate Response to Livestock in a Grazed Forest Ecosystem


Rebecca Carniello
Student Paper

InPerson

Population Viability and Trends of Bank Swallows (Riparia Riparia) on the Sacramento River from Red Bluff to Colusa, CA


Jeff McFarland
Remote

A range-wide assessment of the relationship between salt marsh harvest mouse densities and environmental characteristics


Katie Smith
InPerson
Friday 9:35 AM

Investigating the Population Ecology of Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards on Three Core Protected Sites in the San Joaquin Desert


Reagen O'Leary
InPerson

Estimating the ecosystem service of Aleutian cackling geese on pastures.


Brian Fagundes
Student Paper

InPerson

Recovery of the Threatened San Clemente Island Bell's Sparrow


David Garcelon
InPerson
 
Friday 9:50 AM

What, where, who and how many: noninvasive genetic monitoring of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard


Mark Statham
InPerson

Importance of Agricultural Lands to the Conservation and Recovery of the California Tiger Salamander


Karen Swaim
InPerson

Bird trends in national parks of the Sierra Nevada: has recent climate masked a general decline in population density?


Chris Ray
Remote
 
Friday 10:05 AM

Panel Discussion



InPerson
 

Yellow-billed Magpie population status and habitat characteristics in urban Sacramento


Daniel Airola
InPerson
 
Friday 10:20 AM
Session Q & A (10:20 AM - 10:50 AM)

Poster Abstracts

Diet Preference of the San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel Using Cafeteria Trials


Mia Aguilar
Remote

Investigating the Relationship Between Mercury in Feathers and Mercury in Breast Tissue in Wood Ducks from the Carson River, NV


Morgan Byrne
Student Paper

InPerson

Genetic Analysis of Fecal DNA to Study Urban Coyote Diet in San Francisco


Tali Caspi
Student Paper

Remote

Nesting and Foraging Behavior of the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse in a South Bay Strip Marsh


Laura Coatney
InPerson

State of the ART: Using Artificial Refuge Traps to Control Invasive Crayfish in Southern California Streams


Joseph Curti
Remote

A Random-Forest Classification of Talus in Northwest Nevada Using National Agriculture Imagery Program Aerial Imagery to Support Management of the American Pika


Thomas Dilts
InPerson

Waterfowl Behavior in Response to Varying Levels of Bald Eagle Predation Pressure in the Sacramento Valley of California


Kevin Dodd
InPerson

Population Genetic Structure of American Pika Metapopulations: a Comparison of Two Extremes.


Emily Hadjes
InPerson

Collaborative Management of Bighorn Sheep in Eastern Nevada


Bryan Hamilton
Remote

Use of Non-invasive Black Bear Monitoring to Inspire Human-Bear Coexistence in Sonoma County, CA


Steven Hammerich
InPerson

Evaluating Social and Solitary Bee Communities in Managed Forests Affected by Wildfires of Varying Magnitude in Oregon and California


Jeremy Hart
InPerson

The Role of Fencing and other Anthropogenic Structures in Puma (Puma concolor) Feeding Ecology


Jacob Harvey
Remote

Pikas and Their Parasites: What Fecal DNA Can Tell Us About Dietary Preference and Intestinal Nematode Communities


Michael Hernandez
InPerson

Protection and Conservation of the Endangered Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana sierrae) at a Popular Pacific Crest Trail Stream Crossing


Carrie Johnson
Remote

Genetic Correlates of Color Polymorphism in the Giant Gartersnake


Anna Jordan
Student Paper

Remote

Components to Conservation: Bank Swallow Population Trends in Two Long-Term Study Reaches Along the Sacramento River


Kaitlin Kozlowski
Remote

He Pilina Wehena 'Ole: Prioritizing Pilina-Based Approaches to Wildlife Conservation Through People-Place Symbioses


Lisa Mason
Student Paper

Remote

Floral Species Richness and Pollinator Presence in Interior Forest Stands and Roadside Transects


Claire Massaro
InPerson

Using Novel and Traditional Survey Techniques to Monitor Small Mammal Species in the Pacific Northwest


Sydney McCluskey
Remote

Bat Activity and Diversity in the Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills


Kylie McNary
InPerson

Evaluating Habitat Suitability and Connectivity for a Small Carnivore, Pacific marten, in a Patchy Fire-Prone Landscape


Katie Moriarty
Remote

Evidenced-based Wildlife Use Evaluation of the State Route 61/Morongo Pass Area and Connectivity Recommendations - Riverside and San Bernardino Counties


Brock Ortega
InPerson

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing to Investigate the Evolutionary History of Island Spotted Skunks


Julia Owen-Ramos
Student Paper

InPerson

Genome-Wide Sequencing Across a Zone of Secondary Contact Uncovers Complex Demographic History and Admixture Between Cryptic Gray Fox Lineages


Sophie Preckler-Quisquater
InPerson

Genomic Consequences of Population Declines in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Red Fox Subspecies


Cate Quinn
Remote

Conservation Planning for a Species in Peril


Marie Racioppa
Student Paper

Remote

Adapting to Changes in Resource Availability by an Adult Male Mountain Lion


John Randolph
InPerson

Using DNA Barcoding to Uncover New and Rare Moth Species in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea


Candice Sawyer
Student Paper

InPerson

Diet of the Threatened Endemic Island Fox Reveals Variation in Sandy Beach Resource Use on the California Channel Islands


Juliann Schamel
Student Paper

Remote

Multi-Species Presence Concurrent with Red Tree Vole (Arborimus longicaudus) Nest Use in Managed Forests of the Oregon Coast Range


Salix Scoresby
Student Paper

InPerson

From Hazard to Habitat: A Summary of California Department of Conservation's Abandoned Mine Reclamation Efforts


Trinity Smith
InPerson

Different Prey Resources Suggest Little Competition Between Non-Native Frogs and Insectivorous Birds Despite Isotopic Niche Overlap


Robyn Smith
InPerson

Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus) Habitat Use in Response to Forest Management in the Greater Crystal Basin Area of Northern California


Slaney Stringer
Remote

Comparative Analysis of Arroyo Toad Populations in Los Padres National Forest from 2010 to 2019.


Robert Sweet
InPerson

Monitoring Pygmy Short-Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma douglasii) in Northwestern Nevada


Jackson Tenney
InPerson

Out Limits: The Spatial Use Patterns of a Translocated Aquatic Reptile


Laura Van Vranken
Student Paper

Remote

Characterizing and Mapping Habitat for Mule Deer in Nevada


Joshua Vasquez
Student Paper

InPerson

Insights into the Nest Site Characteristics of Pueo (Hawaiian Short-eared Owl; Asio flammeus sandwichensis) on O'ahu


Olivia Wang
Student Paper

InPerson

Creating Plant-Pollinator Networks in the Oregon Coast Range to Inform Experimental Landscape-Scale Floral Enhancements


Kylie Weeks
InPerson

Application of Metabarcoding for Deer Diet Analysis Before and After a Large Wildfire


Carly White
Remote

Longevity of Bat Compatible Gates on Abandoned Hardrock Mines


Jason Williams
Remote

Breeding and Wintering Space Use by Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in Northeastern Nevada


Marilyn Wright
Remote