TWSWS Abstracts Portal

Wednesday 1:00 PM

SessionInnovation in Wildlife Science, Conservation, and ManagementGenetics in Wildlife Science, Conservation, and Management - IConference Theme Session - Adaptive Management - IEcology and Conservation of Birds - IEcology and Conservation of Invertebrates
RoomSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3Salon 4Santa Rosa / Sonoma
Wednesday 1:00 PMIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and Announcements
Wednesday 1:05 PM

Photography as a tool for more accurate and increased species detections during wildlife surveys

Noriko Smallwood

Non-invasive sampling and DNA metabarcoding reveal foraging patterns and space-use of montane carnivore guild

Marie Martin

Recovering threatened and endangered species in California: Recovery plans and the California Endangered Species Act

Ange Baker

Surface mining impacts to sagebrush vegetation communities and greater sage-grouse populations

Sarah Webster

The Ecology of Longhorn Fairy Shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna) in California Rock Pools

Jamie Kneitel
Wednesday 1:25 PM

Snapshot USA: An Annual Nationwide Mammal Survey

Brigit Rooney

Landscape and population genetic insights into nutria (Myocastor coypus) invasion dynamics in California

Kristen Ahrens

Using the CalVTP Program EIR to Expedite Wildfire Resilience Projects

Lara Rachowicz

Implications of Climate Change for Sage-Grouse and the Future of Western Sagebrush Ecosystems

Carl Lundblad

Anomalous summer rains and implications for conserving the San Joaquin Valley Giant Flower-loving Fly

Mario Gaytan
Student Paper
Wednesday 1:45 PM

Relationships between wildlife distributions and land use change in north-central California

Matthew Toenies Kaitlin McGee

Characterizing Barred Owl (Strix varia) Diet Along an Invasion Pathway

Emma Fehlker Campbell
Student Paper

California Vegetation Treatment Project (CalVTP) Library Tools to Support Wildfire Resilience Projects

Grace Mannell

Influence of landscape changes on sage-grouse brood-rearing habitat within the Great Basin region of Nevada and California

Brianne Brussee

Opportunities and Challenges for Pollinator Habitat on Solar Farms

Rei Scampavia
Wednesday 2:05 PM

Potential for Denning Behavior to Facilitate Transmission of Sarcoptic Mange in Endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes

Brian Cypher

A new high-quality reference genome and whole genome resequencing of the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) to provide unprecedented insights into white-nose syndrome resistance in bats

Samantha Capel

Using Climate-adapted Landscape Monitoring (CALM) to prioritize management across large landscapes in support of post-fire restoration and pre-fire planning

Angela White

Effects of manipulating common raven (Corvus corax) breeding success on raven and greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations in NV and CA

Steven Mathews

Bumble Bee Declines and Persistence: Lessons from the California Bumble Bee Atlas

Leif Richardson
Wednesday 2:25 PM

Federal Policy Engagement with Local Impacts: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making From a Section Perspective

Kelly Holland

Exploring diet in a vanishing population of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard using DNA metabarcoding

Mark Statham

Landscape design for biodiversity conservation and landscape resilience

Liraz Bistritz

Why Do Dusky Flycatchers nest in trees at high elevations?

Kathryn Purcell

Patterns of bumblebee (Bombus spp.) diversity on and near licensed cannabis farms in Humboldt County, California

Mac Wilson
Wednesday 2:45 PM 

Surviving with low genomic diversity: the impacts of reintroduction management on inbreeding and genetic load in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Michael Buchalski

Monitoring Climate Change and Biodiversity through the California Sentinel Site Network

Whitney Albright

A review of the California Fish and Wildlife’s long-term mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) banding program.

Sarah Laurino

Surveying California's Bumble Bee Royalty: Crotch's Bumble Bee Survey Approach

Christina Torres

Wednesday 3:35 PM

SessionEcology and Conservation of Mammals (Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse)Genetics in Wildlife Science, Conservation, and Management - IIConference Theme Session - Adaptive Management - IIEcology and Conservation of Birds - IIPacific Islands Conservation
RoomSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3Salon 4Santa Rosa / Sonoma
Wednesday 3:35 PMIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and Announcements
Wednesday 3:40 PM

Application of lidar to assess the habitat selection of an endangered small mammal in an estuarine wetland environment

Jason Hagani
Student Paper

Whole genome sequences inform genetic rescue of the Sierra Nevada red fox in Lassen, California

Cate Quinn

Forest thinning effects on small mammal species in the Sierra Nevada

Kate Faber

Optimizing Artificial Raft Placement for the Light-footed Ridgway's Rail

Jessica Burton
Student Paper

Hawaiian Hoary Bat Distribution and Five-year Trend in Occupancy on O'ahu

Joel Thompson
Wednesday 4:00 PM

Just Add Water? Practical Habitat Management for Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

Shawn Lockwood

Whole genome resequencing of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) reveals evolutionary lineages across California

Joshua Hallas
Understanding potential impacts of forest type conversion through comparisons of biotic community composition, structure, and function
Rebecca Wilcox

Adaptive Management of Swainson's Hawk Leads to Nesting Success Adjacent to Transportation Construction

Christopher Pincetich

Weaving Indigenous and conventional science in shorebird monitoring

Claire Atkins
Student Paper
Wednesday 4:20 PM

The Status of Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Populations Throughout the San Francisco Estuary

Katie Smith

Non-invasive Genetic Tracking of Habituated Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in the Tahoe Basin

Jillian Adkins

Wildlife prioritization and assessment amidst drought heterogeneity in time and space

Ryan Peek

Autonomous Recording Units as a Method of Indexing Breeding Bird Abundance

Ian Dwight

Menacing Moananuiākea: Analyzing the Threat of Natural Disaster Inflicted Pests on Pacific Islands

Andie LeDoux
Student Paper
Wednesday 4:40 PM

The Value of Comprehensive Pre-Project Monitoring: Salt Marsh Harvest Mice at McInnis Marsh, Marin County as a Case Study

Carla Angulo

Poop to Pedigrees: Genetic Genealogy of California's Gray Wolves (C. l. lupus)

Erin Meredith

Butcherbirds on the Chopping Block: Using Population Viability Analysis to Better Manage for Climate Change

Hunter Cole

An ecosystem-scale assessment of the Spotted Owl and other indicators as umbrella species for avian biodiversity

Connor Wood

Birds, bugs, and battle plans: assessing avian malaria on Hawaiʻi Island for honeycreeper conservation

Cara Thow
Wednesday 5:00 PM

Rising Waters: The Effects of Winter Flooding on Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Persistence in Managed and Tidal Wetlands

Melissa Riley

Hidden in Plain Sight: California Native Habitats Are Valuable Carbon Sinks

Ileene Anderson

First Successful Nesting of Black Oystercatchers among Endangered California Least Terns along the West Coast of North America

David Riensche

Optimizing Conservation Actions to Recover Sensitive Species Across Maui Nui

Melissa Price

Thursday 8:00 AM

SessionConference Theme Session - Adaptive Management - IIIPublic Policy and Wildlife ManagementEcology and Conservation of Amphibians and ReptilesEcology and Conservation of Bats - IMilitary Lands - I
RoomSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3Salon 4Santa Rosa / Sonoma
Thursday 8:00 AMIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and Announcements
Thursday 8:05 AM

Breaking Barriers, an overview of wildlife crossing structures in California

Damon Yeh

A Decision Support Tool for Rangeland Grazing Planning and Management

Cali Weise

Long-term Impacts of Urban Floodplain Management and Habitat Restoration on Lizard Communities in a Sonoran Desert City

Jules Wyman

Autumn Movements of Hoary Bats in California

Theodore Weller

Department of Defense Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (DoD PARC) Overview

Robert Lovich
Thursday 8:25 AM

Protecting Pumas through Science, Policy, and Art

Tiffany Yap

Conservation lands - maximizing management objectives with easements

Cynthia Perrine

Juvenile Mojave Desert Tortoises Shift Night Microhabitats During Summer Heatwaves

Thomas Radzio

Not waiting for dinner: novel daytime raptor predation on a Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) maternity colony

Leila Harris

Managing Monarch Butterflies at Vandenberg Space Force Base

Jessica Griffiths
Thursday 8:45 AM

Techniques for Mapping and Monitoring Subtidal Wildlife Habitat in a Changing Climate

Liz Allen

Megadisturbances and the declining efficacy of protected areas

Gavin Jones

Personality, Maternal effects, and Outcomes in the Wild for Mojave Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)

Talisin Hammond

Bat use of abandoned mines in California

Trinity Smith

Movement of weaned northern elephant seal pups during their first at-sea foraging migration

Katie Saenger
Student Paper
Thursday 9:05 AM

Enhancing stakeholder engagement in the wild world of wild horse issues

Celeste Carlisle

Wildlife in the Weeds: A Federal Program Addressing the Ecological Consequences of Cannabis Cultivation on National Forest Lands

Mourad Gabriel

Building a Case Criteria for Newt Mass Die-offs

Bria Boose

CDFW's Bat Conservation and White-Nose Syndrome Response Project: Surveillance for WNS and the fungus that causes the disease.

Scott Osborn

Integrating Process-Based Restoration: Monitoring Wildlife Diversity and Habitat Response Post-Dam Removal at Beale AFB, CA

Matt Berry
Thursday 9:25 AM

Forming a Species Specific Nonprofit for the Mohave Ground Squirrel

Kathryn Simon

Evaluation of Risk to Mountain Lion Health and Movement from Illicit Cannabis Cultivation in Northwestern California

Greta Wengert

Seasonal migration and early-stage dispersal patterns in adult and juvenile red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii)

Hale Garcia-Dean
Student Paper

Amplifying Acoustics: Promoting Positive Awareness of Bat Populations through Volunteer Engagement

Steve Norton

Headstarting desert tortoises: from growth, survival and hotter sex, to translocation and population augmentation and viability

Brian Henen
Thursday 9:45 AM

Adaptive Management to Reduce Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

Katrina Smith

Integrating existing data to assess the risk of an expanding land use change on mammals

Lindsey Rich

Frogs and Fish in the Klamath Mountains: Adaptive, Landscape-Level Management for Sensitive Species in the Face of Climate Change.

Braden Herman

Habitat Restoration for Bats - Should we rethink the use of bat boxes for habitat restoration?

Dave Johnston

DoD Achieves Largest Delisting In ESA History

Melissa Booker

Thursday 10:35 AM

SessionCollaboration Among Wildlife Career PathwaysChannel Islands ConservationEcology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles - IIEcology and Conservation of Bats - IIMilitary Lands - II
RoomSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3Salon 4Santa Rosa / Sonoma
Thursday 10:35 AMIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and Announcements
Thursday 10:40 AM

Advocacy, Ethics, and the Ramifications of Misplaced Advocacy.

Justin Wood

Density-Dependent Habitat Selection and Home Range Sizes in a Recovering Population of Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis) on Santa Rosa Island, California

Katie Elder
Student Paper

Post-metamorphic survival in a population of California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii); results from a 4-year study in Sonoma County, California

Jeffery Wilcox

Climbers for Bat Conservation: citizen science to understand bat roosting ecology

Robert Schorr

Aspects of the Demography of a Relict and Tenuous Population of Northwestern Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata) in a West Mojave Desert Stream flowing onto Edwards Air Force Base

Jeff Lovich
Thursday 11:00 AM

Collaboration Among Wildlife Career Pathways Educational Opportunities For Career Start and Career Advancement -- AND -- Career Growth at CDFW

David Wyatt Julie Vance

Occupancy Modeling of Island Spotted Skunks

Desirae Thomaier
Student Paper

Wildfire Resilience: A Case Study of the Mosquito Fire and the California Red-Legged Frog

Maresa Scofield

Results of Long-Term Bat Mitigation Monitoring: Artificial Replacement Habitat Supports Rare Townsends Big-Eared Bat, as well as Maternity Roosts of Common Bats

Matt Sharp Chaney

Managing California Tiger Salamander Migration at Travis Air Force Base, California

Jaymee Marty
Thursday 11:20 AM

Wildlife Biologists and Environmental Laws: Shaping Careers and Conservation Outcomes -- AND -- Accomplishing Research Objectives Through the Private Sector and Academia

Linda Leeman Eric Hansen

Use of genomic tools to investigate the evolutionary history of island spotted skunks

Julia Owen-Ramos
Student Paper

Build it and they will Come- Habitat Restoration Success for California Red-legged Frogs in Northern Baja California

Tashi MacMillen

The effects of wildfire on roost selection of the California myotis

Anna Doty

An Unlikely Salamander; The Ecology and Evolution of the Newly Discovered Arguello Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps wakei).

Morgan Ball
Thursday 11:40 AM

Collaboration among professional wildlife biologists is important to successful conservation outcomes -- AND -- Q/A Session

Stephanie Parson Q&A Session

Bats of the California Channel Islands: New Species Records from Capture, Sightings and Acoustic Monitoring

Patricia Brown

An effective technique for the translocation for California red-legged frog egg masses.

Jeff Alvarez

Thinking Outside the Box (Culvert): Bat Roosts in Culvert Structures and Implications for Conservation

Jill Carpenter

Naval Base Coronado Western Snowy Plover (WSPL) and California Least Tern (CLTE) Management

Melanie Colon

Friday 8:00 AM

SessionEcology and Conservation of Mammals (Large Mammals)Challenges and Benefits of Restoring/Monitoring the San Joaquin Desert Biome-WideEcology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles - IIIEcology and Conservation of Birds - IIIEcology and Conservation of Mammals (Small Mammals)
RoomSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3/4Bodega / CotatiSanta Rosa / Sonoma
Friday 8:00 AMIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and AnnouncementsIntroductions and Announcements
Friday 8:05 AM

Jaguars, ocelots, coatimundis ... Oh my: Species Composition and Temporal Overlap of a Diverse Carnivore Guild in the Sierra of Tamaulipas, Mexico

Aidan Branney

The San Joaquin Desert of California: Ecologically Misunderstood and Overlooked

David Germano

Land Use Impacts on Movement Patterns of California Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma californiense) in a Vernal Pool Complex

Victoria Brunal-Byrd

Monitoring, citizen science, and field data reveal a novel alpine breeding distribution and vegetation associations of a declining, habitat-specialist songbird

Brett Walker

A hierarchical modelling approach to predict the distribution, density, and habitat relationships of fishers in Washington, Oregon, and California

Sean Matthews
Friday 8:25 AM

Dietary Niche Overlap among Sierra Nevada Red Fox, Coyote, Bobcat, and Marten Reveals Possible Key Prey Items for Sierra Nevada Red Fox

Grace Rosburg-Francot
Student Paper

Supporting Conservation and Recovery in the San Joaquin Desert: A Consultant's Perspective

Randi McCormick

Dipnet Surveys Provide Accurate Abundance Estimates for California Tiger Salamander and Pacific Treefrog Larvae

David Cook

Assessing the feasibility of California-wide barred owl management

Daniel Hofstadter
Student Paper

Resting locations, movement data, and giving up density experiments describe perceived risk by Humboldt martens within forests diverse in complexity

Jessica Buskirk
Friday 8:45 AM

CANCELLED Puttin' in the RITs: Survival mechanisms and consequences of heterothermy in a desert-adapted ungulate

Paige Prentice
Student Paper

Comparison of San Joaquin Kit Fox Den and California Ground Squirrel Burrow Attributes

Erica Kelly

Burrow Excavations: A Review of a Common Take Avoidance Measure for Federally Threatened California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Sean MacDonald

Severe wildfire poses a greater threat to forest owl communities than barred owls during the early stage of the invasion

Josh Barry

A "living" habitat map for southern Sierra Nevada fishers

Ronan Hart
Friday 9:05 AM

Using Novel and Traditional Survey Techniques to Monitor Small Mammal Species in Northwestern

Sydney McCluskey
Student Paper

A 25-year vision for recovering endangered species on restored farmland in the San Joaquin Valley

Scott Butterfield

Predation on Breeding Northwestern Pond Turtles and Their Nests in Humboldt County, California

Christina Varian

High-severity fire offsets predator energetic budgets

Kate McGinn

Measuring Drought Severity with Whiskers: Drought Influences Small Mammal Diet in Central California

Shannon Lynch
Student Paper
Friday 9:25 AM

Examining the Influence of Ecotypic Variation and Environmental Factors that Contribute to the Success of Translocated Bighorn Sheep

Sean McCain

Pronghorn: the next step for San Joaquin Desert restoration?

Tim Bean

Southwestern Pond Turtle Demographic Size and Sex Ratio Changes after Drought and Fire at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

Barry Nerhus

Using bioacoustics to enhance the efficiency of spotted owl surveys and facilitate forest restoration

Anu Kramer

Summary of USGS research on the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in San Diego County

Devin Adsit-Morris
Friday 9:45 AM

An improved model and estimate of California's black bear population

Thomas Connor

Repatriating Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards to Panoche Plateau: Lessons from Year 1

Rory Telemeco

If you Build it Will they Come or do they Leave? The Effects of Tidal Restoration on Western Pond Turtle Home Range and Habitat Use

Melissa Riley

Updates and Insights from the First Two Years of the California Spotted Owl Bioacoustic Monitoring Program

Jason Winiarski

Mortalities Associated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in California Wild Mammals

Jaime Rudd
Friday 10:05 AM

Co-Occurrence of Black Bears, Mountain Lions and Gray Wolves In Northern California

Jason Lombardi

Developing long-term, systems level species monitoring techniques within a research framework at the Panoche Valley Preserve

Ben Teton

Multiscale occupancy of dusky-footed woodrats in the Sierra Nevada

Corbin Kuntze
Student Paper

Carnivore space use and habitat shape the distribution of Humboldt marten density in northern California

Erika Anderson
Student Paper
Friday 10:25 AM

Logic-Based Site Planning for Wildlife Crossings

Fraser Shilling

Climate and Flora of the San Joaquin Desert

Ryan O'Dell

10-yrs of occupancy monitoring for the endangered Pacific pocket mouse using track tubes: Program successes, challenges, and monitoring-management feedback loop

Cheryl Brehme

Poster Abstracts

An Instance of Successful Relocations of Raven and Red-tailed Hawk Nests

Sabrina Alaniz

Revolutionizing Conservation: ecoSnap - Transforming Habitat Restoration along the Santa Ana River

Varren Anacleto

Avian Biomass and Microclimate

Jess Angulo
Student Paper

Megafires in California: how have they impacted wildlife habitat?

Jessalyn Ayars

The History and Current Impact of the California Fish and Wildlife Journal, California's Longest-Running Scientific Journal

Ange Baker

Time-to-occupancy Models Inform Camera Survey Duration Requirements for Communities and Rare Snake Species

Wendy Bear

Jaguar (Panthera onca) population density and conservation status in Panamá.

Rebeca Becdach
Student Paper

Quantifying Corticosterone in Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizards

Emily Bergman
Student Paper

What's Cracking: Investigating Gull Predation on Pismo Clam Populations at Pismo Beach

Ryan Bloom
Student Paper

Expanding Wildlife Tracking Capabilities with Motus in California and Western North America

Ryan Bourbour

Characterization of American Pika (Ochotona princeps) Diets Using DNA Metabarcoding

Jazmine Camacho Servin
Student Paper

Evaluation of San Francisco Bay Area Network juvenile coho monitoring program

Mariya Chisholm

Resource Use, Behavior, and Diet of a Synanthropic Predator, the Common Raven, and Implications for Conservation of a Threatened Shorebird

Janelle Chojnacki
Student Paper

Who Moved in Next Door: Non-invasive Analysis of Giant Kangaroo Rats (Dipodomys ingens) Dispersal and Population Structuring

William Claflin
Student Paper

Mesocarnivore Use of a Post-Fire Landscape: Impacts of the Dixie Fire in Lassen and Plumas National Forests, California

Christopher Collier
Student Paper

Anuran Distribution and Richness in a Tropical Montane Forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica - An Updated Survey

Taryn Cornell
Student Paper

Winter Diet of the Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana) in Northern California.

Alissa Cox
Student Paper

NEON in the Great Basin & Pacific Southwest: Expanding the Scope of Ecological Science Through Long-term, Open Access Ecological Data

Alison Dernbach

Hazing & Deterrents for Human Wildlife Conflict & More

Doris Duncan

Managing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Central California Condor Flock

Kara Fadden

Small Mammals Use Transported Emergent Macrophytes in an Accreting Tidal Wetland

Rayna Fitzgerald

How to Measure 'Enough?' American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) Control Following Wetland Enhancement and Recommendations for Adaptive Management

Brett Hanshew

Chytridiomycosis Immune Priming as a Tool for Rana sierrae Population Recovery?

Grace Henke

Using Multispectral Imagery to Generate Wildlife Habitat Maps in the Central Valley via Algorithmic Methods

Alex Hirth

Geographic and Temporal Trends in Lagomorph Mortality Reports During the Emergence of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in California

Melinda Houtman

Winter GPS Tagging Reveals Spatial Ecology and Large Home Ranges for a Boreal-nesting Songbird, the Golden-crowned Sparrow

Autumn Iverson

Remote cameras show that trespass cannabis grows on public land pose threats to wildlife, but grow reclamation is an effective mitigation strategy

Vitek Jirinec

Understanding the Role of Western Bluebirds & Tree Swallows in Winegrape Vineyards

Matt Johnson

Drivers of collaboration in regional management networks: A case study of waterfowl management and Migratory Bird Joint Ventures

Aviv Karasov-Olson

Wild Ungulate Impacts on Ranchlands in Hawaiʻi

Lauren Katayama
Student Paper

Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Loci to Differentiate Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) Subspecies in California

Alicia Kubicki

Predator-Prey Dynamics Affect Barn Owl Ecosystem Services

Katherine Larson

Place a Better Rat Trap: Using GLMMs to Model Effects of Microhabitat on Trap Success

Grantham Lewis

Behavioral Analysis of Conspecific Caching Competition in Perognathus longimembris pacificus

Sarah Lord
Student Paper

A Bunch of Female Biologists Log into Zoom... The Importance of Dedicated Spaces for Marginalized Groups in Wildlife

Vanessa Lozano

Bat Community Shifts Post-fire in the Sierra Nevada

Abigail Marshall

From Coastlines to Mountain Crests - Regional Foraging Patterns of a Small Carnivore

Marie Martin

Sea Otter Foraging on Pismo Beach: Interactions Between Southern Sea Otters and Pismo Clams


Isa Mattioli
Student Paper

Growth Rate of Wild and Captive-Reared Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frogs in Lakes Basin, Plumas National Forest

Sandra Mayne

Drivers of Barred Owl Settlement Patterns in Northern California

Kaitlin McGee
Student Paper

Forest owl assemblage threatened by contiguous high severity fire

Kate McGinn

Whatcha Drinking? Water acquisition and hydroregulation in Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards

Tess McIntyre
Student Paper

California quail (Callipepla californica) density and occurrence compared to land use and land cover on the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve

Katherine Miller

CANCELLED Impact of High Summer Temperatures on Bat Activity and Bat House Occupancy

Shahroukh Mistry

Saving a Desert Giant: Western Joshua Tree Conservation Act Permitting Explained

Ekaterina Morozova

Using Aerial Telemetry to Locate Missing California Condors

Danaé Mouton

CRISPR-based SHERLOCK Assay for Rapid Detection of Chytrid Fungus eDNA

Diana Munoz
Student Paper

Analyzing Drivers for Movement of GPS Collared Axis Deer in Maui, Hawaii

Wade Naguwa
Student Paper

Onto Greener Pastures: Understanding the Growth of Targeted Grazing and the Changing Culture of Predator Management in the Sheep Industry

Tricia Nguyen
Student Paper

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Cutting the Green Tape Program: Regulatory Efficiencies to Increase the Pace and Scale of Restoration

Jennifer Olson

CDFW Statewide Bobcat Population Monitoring Project

Kathryn Olstad

An Effective Cost-Effective Alternative to Modified Reconyx Trail Cameras for Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew Surveys

Brock Ortega

Statewide Wildlife Crossing Planning, Permitting and Design

Brock Ortega

Predation Rates of Mesopredators on Charadrius nivosus nivosus Nests Along a Human-density Gradient

Marina Osechinskaya
Student Paper

Nest Tree Selection by Swainson's and Red-Tailed Hawks in Butte Valley, CA

Cristina Portillo
Student Paper

Cool Air at Night, Tortoise Delight: Validating iButtons for Characterizing Nighttime Microhabitat Use in Juvenile Desert Tortoises during a Heatwave

Katelyn Rock

Genomic Sequencing to Compare Pedigree-Based and Genomic Inbreeding Measures for a Small, Isolated Mountain Lion Population

Cassandra Rodriguez
Student Paper

McCosker Sub-Area Creek Restoration and Recreational Improvements Project - Preliminary Observations on Habitat Improvements and Wildlife Usage

Ariana (Ari) Rogers

Effects of Invasive Rodent Control on Island Forest Bird Demography and Health

Ashley (Cozette) Romero
Student Paper

Egg Deposition Patterns Use in Repsonse to Abiotic Gradients

Beth Sabo
Student Paper

Prado Wetlands M.A.P.S. Station

Phylicia Sanchez

Describing the Ecology of Urban Wildlife and Ticks in Eastern Los Angeles County, and Exploring Related Community Perceptions

Caleb Sandoval
Student Paper

Using Motus to Understand Monarch Movements

Hillary Sardinas

Impact of Human Population Density and Local Vegetation on Wildlife Populations in Two Urban Industrial Parks in California

Brigitte Scott
Student Paper

Captive Propagation of Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Steven Sharp

Implications for Predicting Higher Mortality Rates of Amphibian Road Kills, Taricha torosa and Other Species

Robert Shields

Comparing the Diets of Urban and Non-urban Coyotes in the San Francisco Bay Area

Emily Sit
Student Paper

Behavioral Responses to Anti-Predator Training in Head-started Juvenile Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)

Isabelle Smits
Student Paper

Effects of Drought on Tule Elk Weights in the Suisun Marsh

Dajanae Stitts

Drought influences home range size and space use of Golden Eagles in coastal southern California

Sarah Thomsen

Using Island Fox and Island Spotted Skunk Trap Data to Model Vegetation Associations on Santa Rosa Island

Rachel Toombs
Student Paper

The Impacts of Climate Change on Calypte anna's Foraging Behavior

Samantha Walls
Student Paper

Reproduction and Dispersal of California Gnatcatcher at the UC Irvine San Joaquin Marsh Reserve

Thea Wang

Exploring Forage Plant Associations of Bumble Bees with Community Science

Dylan Winkler

Beneath the Ashes: Unveiling the Positive Resurgence of California's Vernal Pools and Grasslands Post-Fire

Melony Wood

Engaging California's Partners in Wildlife DIsease Management: CDFW's Proactive CWD Surveillance Program

Liberty Wood

Understanding the Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration in the Bay Area, California

Julie Woodruff

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