Accepted Presentations and Posters as of March 8, 2016

Oral Presentations

    1. Additive and compensatory predation mortality by cougar on elk.  David Vales, Muckelshoot Indian Tribe Wildlife Program
    2. Spatial-temporal variation in wolf predation dynamics in the multi-prey system of Yellowstone National Park.
      Matthew Metz, Univeristy of Montana
    3. Managing wolves to benefit woodland caribou populations in northeast British Columbia: What we know and what we need.  Steven F. Wilson, EcoLogic Research
    4. Multi-scale asynchrony of white shark and US gray seal activity reveals the interaction of predators and prey engaged in food acquisition.  Jerry Moxley, Duke University
    5. Climate induced wolf prey selection in Yellowstone National Park, 1995-2015.  Douglas Smith, Yellowstone National Park.
    6. Evaluating effects of habitat condition, weather and predator density on Shiras moose demography.   Brendan A. Oates, University of Wyoming.
    7. Estimation of wolf population density using spatial capture-recapture: Refining methods for monitoring cryptic species.  Gretchen H. Roffler, Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
    8. Mapping the functional connectivity of predation by large carnivores in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Adam T. Ford, University of Guelph
    9. Avian management at Vancouver International Airport: Painting a landscape of fear with trained raptors.
      Kristine Kirkby, Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd.
    10. Future population trends and drivers of change for Alexander Archipelago Wolves on and near Prince Of Wales Island, Alaska.  Sophie Gilbert, University of Alberta.
    11. Compensation and density dependence.  Mark Boyce, University of Alberta
    12. From theory to management:  Really?   Robert Serrouya,  University of Alberta
    13. Predation in multi-prey/multi-predator systems.  Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand
    14. Fear of predators as an ecosystem service.  Liana Zanette, University of Western Ontario.
    15. Behaviourally-mediated interactions of landscape pattern shape predator-prey dynamics in highly altered landscapes.  Craig DeMars, University of Alberta.
    16. Moose refugia from predation by wolves near mines in the Athabasca oil sands.
      Eric Neilson, University of Alberta
    17. Can a Low Carrying Capacity and a Highly Stochastic Environment Induce a Predator Pit in Elk Populations? Jon Horne, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
    18. How apparent competition and predator responses led to the decline of Arctic ground squirrels in the boreal forests of the southwest Yukon.  Jeffery Werner, University of British Columbia
    19. What can the inverse relationship between sex ratios and calf:cow ratios, tell us about compensatory responses to hunting, in moose populations exposed to wolf predation?  Doug Heard,  retired, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    20. A review of population-based management of Southern mountain caribou in BC.  Stan Boutin, University of Alberta.

Management and Policy Presentations (Presentations on the morning of April 7th)

    1. Managing elk in a world with complex predator-prey (and social!) dynamics: A case study from the Kootenays.  Tara Szkorupa, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    2. Silviculture approaches to restoring a predator-prey system:  examples from Boreal Alberta.  Michael Cody,  MSc., RPF, Cenovus Energy Inc
    3. A Bayesian approach to understanding the functional components of a multi-predator/prey system and its response to habitat restoration.  R. Scott McNay, Wildlife Infometrics Inc.
    4. Determining factors affecting moose population change in British Columbia: an update.  Shelley Marshall, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    5. Perspectives from a guide outfitter on predator-prey management in British Columbia.
      Brian Glaicar, Monashee Guide Outfitting
    6. Predators:  Who bears the costs, who bears the benefits, and how we measure it.  Jesse Zeman.  BC Wildlife Federation
    7. The policy basis for wolf management to enable endangered species conservation in Alberta.  Dave Hervieux, Government of Alberta


    1. Trophic Interactions are mediated by the availability of water in temperate grassland ecosystems.  William L. Harrower, University of British Columbia
    2. Patch selection and its influence on predator abundance and classification.
      Krystal Rancourt, Lakehead University
    3. Wildlife and human use of a utility right-of-way.  Mike Boyd, AMEC Foster Wheeler
    4. Towards stable caribou populations in Alberta: Considering resource selection by wolves, grizzly bears, and caribou to prioritize restoration of legacy seismic lines.
      Karine Pigeon, fRI Research Caribou Program
    5. Bison, boreal caribou and moose: Apparent competition? A challenging research opportunity.   Terry Armstrong,  NWT Environment and Natural Resources Department.
    6. Risk-effects of a human-altered landscape: Nutritional tradeoffs in behavior of mule deer.    Samantha Dwinnell, University of Wyoming.
    7. The impact of climate change on predator-prey systems and risk of extinction.   Jessa Marley, University of British Columbia Okanagan
    8. Assessing relative abundance and resource selection function for predicting predation risk in a multi-species predator community.  Eric Spilker, University of Alberta
    9. Preliminary results of an ongoing cougar predation study in western Washington.  Mike McDaniel, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Wildlife Program.
    10. Kootenay Mule Deer Monitoring Project – Year 1 Progress Update.  Patrick Stent, BC Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    11. Effect of linear feature abundance and vegetation structure on wolf selection and movement.  Melanie Dickie,  Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration
    12. Experimentally reducing predator-mediated apparent competition:  Theory and conservation.  Robert Serrouya, University of Alberta




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