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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Seminars
Fall 2009

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

August 31

Stephanie Romanach, USGS, Davie FL.
“Challenges for the conservation of Africa’s endangered Wild Dogs.”

September 7

Labor Day, no seminar

September 14

Brian Silliman, Dept. Biology, UF
“Food webs, climate change, and new paradigms in ecology.”

September 21

Carrie Reinhart Adams, Environmental Horticulture, UF
“Evaluating management options for invasive species-dominated landscapes.”

September 28

Katie Sieving, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF
“Behavioral landscape ecology in the information age: lessons from forest birds in Chile and Florida.”

October 5

Virginie Rolland, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF
“Influence of climate and fisheries on albatross population dynamics in the Southern Ocean.”

October 12

Fred Johnson, USGS, Gainesville FL.
“Decision-making in conservation biology.”

October 19

Tim Breault, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
“A zoo without bars: wildlife management strategies in Florida.”

October 26

Bill Kendall, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

November 2

Nilmini Jayasena, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF
PhD exit seminar: “Mercury exposure, mate choice and hormones in ibises - is there a link?”

November 9

Julien Martin, USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
“Application of decision theory to protect and manage natural resources.”

November 16

Sammy King, Louisiana State University
“A synthesis of breeding and wintering King Rail research in Louisiana.”

November 16 - *Special Seminar*

Ron Chandler, President of Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant, Inc. (CIFAE)
“Endangered Elephants of Manas National Park, India, and the Reconstitution of Indigenous Culture.”

This seminar will be held in CSE E 119 from 7 to 9 pm. (

November 23

Randy Wells, Mote Marine Laboratory
“Dolphin conservation research in Sarasota Bay, FL: Lessons from four decades and five generations.”

November 30

Frank Mazzotti, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF
“The unnatural history of the Burmese Python in the Florida Everglades.”

December 7

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Masters Student Symposium

Raya Pruner: “Habitat selection and reproductive success of Snowy Plovers.”

Vicki Underwood: “Human factors influencing the occurrence of Gopher Tortoises on private land.”

Grant Sizemore: “The Everglades Agricultural Area as a foraging resource for wading birds (Ciconiiformes).”