Preliminary Program

May 1

Opening social at Trent University

May 2 – morning session

Keynote speaker: Dr. Charles J. Krebs, University of British Columbia, Has the Kluane boreal forest ecosystem changed during the last 45 years?

Presentation by student award winner

Contributed papers

Dr. Rob Rempel, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Integration of monitoring and research

Symposium: Challenges and opportunities of long-term research

Dr. Vincent Careau, University of Ottawa, Starting from scratch: an individual-based study on the functional ecology of white-footed mice

Dr. Christina Davy, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Travelling without moving: how do threatened populations persist in heavily impacted landscapes?

Dr. Philip D. McLoughlin, University of Saskatchewan, Establishing a long-term, individual-based study for a large mammal: trials and tribulations on Sable Island

Dr. Amy Newman, University of Guelph, The influence of the early-life environment on stress physiology and fitness in the wild

Panel discussion

May 2 – afternoon session

Dr. Dennis L. Murray, Trent University, Designing long-term ecological monitoring studies for best success

Contributed papers

Dr. Mark Ridgway, Director, Harkness Fisheries Research Station, Research stations and long-term research

Dr. Rudy Boonstra, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Legacy effects in mammals: the impact of individual stress on population processes in nature

Poster session and social

May 2 – evening

Dinner at Trent University, followed by a panel discussion: “What is an eastern wolf?” featuring Robert K. Wayne, UCLA, Bradley N. White, Trent University, and Joanna Freeland, Trent University.

May 3 – morning session

Keynote speaker: Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Université de Sherbrooke, Evolutionary ecology and population dynamics of bighorn sheep and eastern grey kangaroos

Presentation by student award winner

Contributed papers

Symposium: Knowledge gained from long-term research programs

Dr. Andrew G. MacAdam, University of Guelph, Long-term monitoring of individual red squirrels reveals the causes of natural selection and the evolutionary capacity to respond to environmental change

Dr. Colin J. Garroway, University of Manitoba, Long-term population monitoring disproportionately generates scientific insight and opportunity: examples from the long-term study of great tits at Wytham Woods

Dr. Jacqueline D. Litzgus, Laurentian University, The value of long-term data for quantification of population dynamics and recovery of long-lived species

Dr. Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, Laurentian University, 70 years and counting – monitoring small mammals in Algonquin Provincial Park

Panel discussion

May 3 – afternoon session

Dr. Erica Nol, Trent University, Long-term shorebird studies

Dr. Gillian Crozier, Laurentian University, Integrating ethics into long term ecological studies

Contributed papers

Symposium: The importance of long-term research for decision making

Dr. Micheline Manseau, Environment Climate Change Canada, Using genomic methods to monitor caribou populations: a long-term research project, a national database and repository in support of decision-making

Dr. Kathy Martin, University of British Columbia, Forest birds and forest management for interior mixed and boreal forest ecosystems – lessons learned regarding key habitat resources

Dr. Justina C. Ray, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, Long-term research and monitoring as an essential basis for conservation decision making

Panel discussion

Capstone speaker: Dr. Martyn E. Obbard, Emeritus scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Long-term field studies—has much changed since Tinkle (1979)?

May 4

Field trips and SECR workshop

 

Preliminary program announcement!

The goal of Wildlife 70 is to explore challenges and opportunities of long-term ecological research in Canada. What should we be doing over the next 70 years? We have a great line-up of invited speakers, and there will also be opportunities for contributed oral and poster presentations. All oral presentations will occur as plenary sessions.

Evening of May 1, Opening social

May 2, Full day program, invited speakers and contributed papers

May 3, Full day program, invited speakers and contributed papers

May 4, Field trips and workshops (see website for details)

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Charles J. Krebs, Ecosystem dynamics of the boreal forest: the Kluane project

Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Evolutionary ecology and population dynamics of bighorn sheep and eastern grey kangaroos

Other invited speakers include:

Dr. Rudy Boonstra, University of Toronto at Scarborough, The stress axis

Dr. Vincent Careau, University of Ottawa, QUBS Peromyscus project

Dr. Gillian Crozier, Laurentian University, The ethics of long-term research

Dr. Christina Davy, OMNRF, Wetlands and reptiles project

Dr. Colin J. Garroway, University of Manitoba, Wytham Woods songbird research

Dr. Jacqueline D. Litzgus, Laurentian University, Painted and snapping turtle life history research in Algonquin Park

Dr. Andrew G. MacAdam, University of Guelph, Kluane red squirrel project

Dr. Micheline Manseau, Parks Canada, Woodland caribou research

Dr. Kathy Martin, University of British Columbia, Importance of long-term research for decision making

Dr. Philip D. McLoughlin, University of Saskatchewan, Sable Island horse project

Dr. Dennis L. Murray, Trent University, Designing long-term ecological monitoring studies for best success

Dr. Amy Newman, University of Guelph, Gray squirrels and gray jays

Dr. Erica Nol, Trent University, Long-term shorebird studies

Dr. Justina C. Ray, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, The importance of long-term research for conservation

Dr. Rob Rempel, OMNRF, Integrating monitoring and research

Dr. Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, Laurentian University, Algonquin Park small mammal project

Special event:

We will have a panel discussion about eastern wolves featuring Robert K. Wayne, Bradley N. White, and Joanna Freeland.