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North American Duck Symposium and Workshop

Plenary 소셜그래프Speakers & Featured Morni소셜그래프ng Sessions

Tuesday, Febru소셜그래프ary 2, 2016

Morning Featured Se소셜그래프ssion: Celebrating 100 Years of Waterfowl Research and Mana소셜그래프gement since the Migratory Bird Treaty &소셜그래프ndash; History and Science Guiding Us Forward
Organizer: David Trauger

Plenary Spea소셜그래프ker 1: Dan Ashe, Director U.S. Fish and Wildlife S소셜그래프ervice, "Reflections on 100 years of waterfowl 소셜그래프management for the Fish 소셜그래프and Wildlife Service"

Plenary Speakers 소셜그래프2: Jerome R. Serie, US Fis소셜그래프h and Wildlife Service (Retired), Robert J Blohm, US Fish and Wildlife Service (Retired), and David E. Sharp, US Fish and Wildlife Service (Retired) "The Migratory Bi소셜그래프rd Treaty – Legacy and Foundation for Waterfowl Management"

Dan AsheDan Ashe

Daniel M. Ashe is currently the 16th Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His appointment by President Obama is the culmination of a lifetime spent within the Fish and Wildlife Ser소셜그래프vice family. Prior to his a소셜그래프ppointment as Director, Ashe served as the Service’s Deputy Director for Policy beginning in 2009, where he provided strategic program direction and developed policy and guidance to support and promote program development and 소셜그래프fulfill the Service mission. Ashe also served as the Science Advisor to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service between 2003-2009 where he advised the Service Director and provided leadership on science policy and scientific applications to resource management.  From 199소셜그래프8-2003, Ashe served as the Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge 소셜그래프System, directing operation and management of the 150 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, and the Service’s land acquisition program.  Ashe also led the Service’s migratory bird management and North Amer소셜그래프ican wetlands conservation programs from 1998-2000, contributing to significant advances in both programs&rs소셜그래프quo; impact and effectiveness. From 1995-1998, Ashe served as 소셜그래프the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Assistant Director for External Affairs, where he directed the agency’s progr소셜그래프ams in legislative, public, and Native American affairs, research coordination, and state grants-in-aid.

Bob and Jerry Small


Jerry S소셜그래프erie and Bob Blohm

Jerry Serie, retired, US Fish and Wildlif소셜그래프e Service

Jerry is a native of Minnesota where he소셜그래프 acquired his passion for hunting, fishing, and trapping at a소셜그래프n early age.  He has a MS degree in Zoology from North Dakota State Un소셜그래프iversity and a BS in Biology from St. Cloud State University, MN. 

Jerry 소셜그래프began his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Research Biologist studying the breeding b소셜그래프iology and migration ecology of the canvasback at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, 소셜그래프ND, from 1971 to 1983.  In 1984, he moved to the east coast to serve as the Atlantic Flyw소셜그래프ay Representative with the Division소셜그래프 of Migratory Bird Management, Laurel, MD.  In this positi소셜그래프on he provided liaison between the Service and the Atlantic Flyway Co소셜그래프uncil regarding migratory bird management and research.   He actively promoted the development of 소셜그래프the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and specifically the Black Duck Joint Venture. 

Jerry retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Wildlife Biologist in 2007 with 35 years of service소셜그래프 working on migratory birds.  He currently resides in Easton, MD, w소셜그래프here he continues an active outdoor life, i소셜그래프ncluding hunting, training retrievers, and a new challenge of landscape painting.

Bob Blohm,  retired, US소셜그래프 Fish and Wildlife Service

Bob Bl소셜그래프ohm has had a longstanding interest in migratory birds, particularly waterfowl, after growing up along Sa소셜그래프ginaw Bay in the State of Michigan.  He graduated from Michigan State U소셜그래프niversity with a B.S. degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin,소셜그래프 studying the breeding ecology of the Gadwall in southern Manitoba. 

Following graduate work, he was hired소셜그래프 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a staff biologist in the Office of Migratory Bir소셜그래프d Management, in Laurel, M소셜그래프aryland.  Bob remained in th소셜그래프e Office (now Division) of소셜그래프 Migratory Bird Management for his entire care소셜그래프er and served in numerous capacities, including Chief of the Division of Migratory Bird Management.  He retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on December 31, 2010, after working nearly 32 years in the field of migratory bird management.  Since retiring, Bob has thoroughly enjoy소셜그래프ed the daily challenges of trying to keep up with his ever-growing "bucket list" of 소셜그래프things he wants to do.



Wedne소셜그래프sday, February 3, 2016

Featu소셜그래프red Morning Session: Strengthening the Links Betwee소셜그래프n Waterfowl Research and Management

Organizer: Tony Robe소셜그래프rts

Plenary S소셜그래프peaker 1: B. Ken Williams, "Prospe소셜그래프cts for the Integration of Waterfowl Science and Management"

Plenary Speaker 2: James Nichols, "Adaptive Waterf소셜그래프owl Harvest Management: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?"

Ken WilliamsB. Ken Williams

B. Ken Williams i소셜그래프s the Executive Director of 소셜그래프The Wildlife Society, a position he has held since 2013 after serving as Chief of the Cooperative Research Units within the U.S. Geological Survey. He was also co-director of the USGS Science and Decisions Center, where he focused on adaptive management, valuation of ecosystem services, and advancing the use of science in natur소셜그래프al-resources decision making. Ken holds MS degr소셜그래프ees in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and statistics from C소셜그래프olorado Stat소셜그래프e University, and a Ph.D. in rangeland ecology from Colorado State. He also held science and management positions at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, the Office of Migratory Bird Management for t소셜그래프he U.S. Fish and Wil소셜그래프dlife Service (FWS), the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Resea소셜그래프rch Unit, and FWS’s North American Wate소셜그래프rfowl and Wetlands Office.

Jim Nichols

Jim Ni소셜그래프chols

Jim Nichols is소셜그래프 a senior scientist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey. His interests include both소셜그래프 research and management. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971 with his bachelor's of science. He then finished his M소셜그래프aster's degree at Louisiana State University 1973 followed by a Ph.D under Dr. Walt Conley in 1976, both i소셜그래프n the general area of quantitative Ecology. He subsequently began 소셜그래프his career at USGS, and recently retired with the title of Senior Scientist, one of only 40 such po소셜그래프sitions in the Department of the Interior. His work has focused on the ecology and management 소셜그래프of animal populations.



Thursday, F소셜그래프ebruary 4, 2016

Featured소셜그래프 Morning Session: Integrated Population Models to 소셜그래프Inform Waterfowl Ecology and Conservation

Organizers: Todd Arnold and Da소셜그래프vid Koons

Plenary Speaker 1: Robert C소셜그래프lark, "Using population 소셜그래프models to test ecological hypotheses and guide conservation decisions"

Plenary Speaker 2: Michael Schaub, "Inference about population pr소셜그래프ocesses by combining counts and demographic data using integrated population models"

Robert Clark

Robert Clark

Bob Clark is a Research Scientist with Environment Canada, 소셜그래프and an Adjunct Professor in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan, Ca소셜그래프nada. Bob has worked at the interface of waterfowl ecology and man소셜그래프agement for more than 25 years, studying demography, habitat selection and life-histories of diverse duck species, and integrating relevant i소셜그래프nformation about their ecology into large-scale management programs. Recently, Bob’s rese소셜그래프arch group has been focusing on factors influencing the demography and management of species of conservation concern in N.A., par소셜그래프ticularly northern pintail and lesser scaup, and on problems ranging from discerning fine-scale effects of individual physiolo소셜그래프gy on components of fitness to assessing large-scale impacts of climate variability on population dynamics.


Michael Schaub

Michael Schaub

Michael's talk is "Inference about population processes by combining counts and demographic data using integrated population models”. Michael is a Research Scientist소셜그래프 and head of the e소셜그래프cology department at the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Die Schweizerische Vogelwarte) in Sempach, Switzerland. Michael has worked at the interface between avian ecology and conservation for 20 years studying migration, farmland b소셜그래프ird-habitat associations, conservation, dispersal, life history trade-offs, capture-recapture methods, popul소셜그래프ation dynamics, and Bay소셜그래프esian inference. Michael has also been at the forefront of developing &l소셜그래프squo;integrated population models’ to address ecological questions and conservation problems. Recently, Marc Kéry and Michael co-authored the book entitled “Bayesian population analysis using WinBUGS: A hierarchical persp소셜그래프ective.” This book, and their series of workshops providing hands-on teachings f소셜그래프rom the book, have revolutionized소셜그래프 the practice of Bayesian demographic methods by ecologi소셜그래프sts and wildlife biologists across the globe.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Featured Morning Session: Implementing소셜그래프 the 2012 NAWMP Revisions: Management Decisions to Integrate Multi소셜그래프ple Objectives at Varying Time Scales

Organizer: Dale Humburg

Plenary Speaker 1: Mike Anderson, "From Coherence to Integration: Cha소셜그래프llenges of Multiple Scales, Decision Authorities and Processes"

Plenary Speaker 2: David C. Fulton, "Values translated i소셜그래프nto objectives: Engaging waterfowl소셜그래프 stakehol소셜그래프ders"

Plenary Speaker 3: Fred Johnson* and D소셜그래프ale Humberg, "Multi-Level Learning in Waterfowl Conservation"

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Mike is Emeritus Scientist for Ducks Unlimited Canada after serving 23 years as Senior Conservation Advisor and earlier as Director of DUC&소셜그래프rsquo;s Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Researc소셜그래프h, which he helped found. Previously Mike spent 18 years at Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Station, last serving there as Scientific D소셜그래프irector.  Mike grew up in Fort Ransom, ND. He r소셜그래프eceived B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife biology from Colo소셜그래프rado State University and Utah Stat소셜그래프e University, respectively, and a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Minnesota. He has been involved in waterfowl research, primarily on the Canadian prairies, since 1972.  His two largest projects were a long-term study of Canvasback e소셜그래프cology, behavior and demography (1975-1990) and the Prairie Habitat Joint Venture assessment study (1991-2000). Mike has been deeply involved in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan since 1986, mostly with scientific matters. Currently he serves on the Plan Committee and other groups charged with implementin소셜그래프g the 2012 NAWMP Revision.


David Fulton

David C. F소셜그래프ulton

Dr. David C. Fulton is a U.S. Geological Survey research scient소셜그래프ist (October 1998).  He is Assistant Unit Leader i소셜그래프n the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Full Pro소셜그래프fessor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota.  His research is specifically focused on understanding the antecedents and influence of human values, attitudes and norms on decisions concerning na소셜그래프tural resources and environmental m소셜그래프anagement, modeling human choices and behaviors concerning natural resource use and ma소셜그래프nagement, and most of his research is conducted in close coordination with state and federal natural소셜그래프 resource management agencies.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic.  He obtained a B.S. in Sociology/Psychology from Texas A&M University (1987), an M.S. in Environmental Science & Regional Planning from Washington State University (1992), and a Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from소셜그래프 Colorado State University (1996).


Fred JohnsonFred A. Johnson

Fred is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey소셜그래프 in the Southeast Ecological Science Center. Fred’s waterfowl career also included waterfowl management coordi소셜그래프ator with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission 소셜그래프and wildlife biologist within the Division of Migratory Bird Management of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Se소셜그래프rvice where he was instrumental in the successful development and im소셜그래프plementation of the Ad소셜그래프aptive Harvest Management program. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from West Virginia and Texas A&M universities, respectively and Ph. D in wildlife ecology and conservat소셜그래프ion from University of Florida.  His principal interest is in the application of decision science to problems in natural resource management.  Such applications require a multi-disciplinary approach to engage stake소셜그래프holders in the decision-making process, to pred소셜그래프ict the responses of ecological systems to controlled and uncontrolled drivers, to elicit societal values regarding the consequences of management policy, and to develop monitoring programs to compare predicted and actual system behaviors.  Fred is particularly active in migratory bird m소셜그래프anagement, with experience in problems of recreational and subsistence harvest, pest control, and habitat management.  His scientific expertise is mostly in the areas of population ecology, statistical소셜그래프 inference, dynamic systems modeling, and optimal decision making.





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