Photo by John Hayes

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Seminars
Fall 2008

All Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Seminars are held Mondays at 4:00PM, in 112 Newins-Ziegler Hall. Cookies and coffee are always served.

August 25

Ivan Diaz, WEC PhD candidate
“Linking Composition, Structure and Function of Biodiversity: Relationships among Epiphytes, Invertebrates and Birds in the Canopy of Chilean Temperate Rainforest”

September 1

Labor Day (holiday)

September 8

Dr. Bill Pine, Assistant Professor, SFRC, UF
“Active Adaptive Management of Endangered Humpback Chubs in the Colorado River: Lessons from Grand Canyon;

September 15

Dr. Mike Allen, Associate Professor, SFRC, UF
“Assessment of Sustainable Harvest Policies for Murray Cod Fisheries in Australia”

September 22

Dr. Robert Dorazio, USGS and Department of Statistics
“Estimating Changes in Species Composition and Richness While Accounting for Imperfect Detectability: a case study from the Biodiversity Monitoring Program in Switzerland ”

September 29

Dr. Jo-szu “Ross” Tsai, Post-doctoral Associate, WEC, UF
“Local and Landscape Factor Influences on Avian Community Composition in Playas of the Southern High Plains”

October 6

Les Thiele, Professor, Department of Political Science, UF
“The Law of Unintended Consequences and the Pursuit of Sustainability”

October 13

Mark Brown, Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences and Director, Center for Environmental Policy, UF
“Landscape Development Intensity Index as a measure of the human disturbance gradient”

October 20

Dr. Lori Wendland, DVM Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, UF
“Epidemiology of upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoises in Florida”

October 27

Dr. Ricardo Holdo, Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Zoology, UF
“Spatio-temporal Patterns in Savanna Structure in the Serengeti: Effects of Climate, Herbivores, and Fire”

November 3

Christa Zweig, WEC PhD candidate
“Vegetation ecology of an Everglades wetland and its role in the conservation of the endangered Florida snail kite”

November 10


November 17

Dr. Wayne Zipperer, USDA Forest Service
“Fire, Trees and People: A Research Agenda”

November 24

Dr. Todd Palmer, Dept. Zoology, UF
“Ants, plants and elephants: long term dynamics of a multi-species mutualism in East Africa”

December 1

Rena Borkhataria, WEC PhD candidate
“Demography and Movements of Endangered Wood Storks in the Southeastern United States”

December 8

Department of Wildlife Ecology Masters Symposium