Nov 16, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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The meeting will comprise of a dozen presentations by leading Long Island wildlife biologists and naturalists, and a keynote presentation by Peter Alden, author of the Audubon Society's regional field guide series. The conference promises to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present and exchange current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history of Long Island. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in Long Island’s natural history by bringing together people with diverse backgrounds.
$20 admission, $15 student
Schedule: NOTE: sessions 1-6 each have two concurrent presentations.
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Refreshment 9:15 - 10:00 am Session 1 A Long Island’s River Otters Mike Bottini B Natural History of Brookhaven National Laboratory Tim Green 10:00 - 10:45 am Session 2 A Thirty Years of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Around Long Island Rob DiGiovanni B Biodiversity and Ecological Potential of Plum Island, NY Matt Schlesinger
10:45 - 11:30 am Session 3 A Strange Times for Jamaica Bay Terrapins Russell Burke B Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in New York State's Marine District and Interactions with Migratory Shorebirds in Moriches Bay Matt Sclafani
11:30 - 12:15 am Keynote Address Changes to Our Flora and Fauna Peter Alden
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm Session 4 A Jamaica Bay: An Urban National Park Don Riepe B Bird Migration on Long Island Shai Mitra
2:15 - 3:00 pm Session 5 A Lifestyles of East Coast Butterflies Rich Cech B Atlantic White Cedar: Its Historical and Current Status on Long Island John Turner
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm Session 6 A The Long Island Alewife: Biology, Ecology and Restoration Byron Young B A Frog’s Tale: The Story of a Long Island Extinction and Its Unexpected Role in the Discovery of a New Species of Leopard Frog (Anura ranidae) in the Urban Northeast Jeremy Feinberg 4:15 – 5:00 pm Open Discussion and Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception