2013 Conference Presentations

Monday, September 30

Welcome – Danny Lewis, President
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Conference Introduction
James Husband, President-Elect
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Don Katnik, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Applications of Python Programming to Information Management
Don Katnik, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Producing Dynamic PDFs from Databases
Danny Lewis, Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Division

Griffin Groups: A Free Online Tool for Building a Community of Conservation Communities
Ed Laurent, Connecting Conservation

Developing the Florida Shorebird Database
Kristin Rogers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Center for Biostatistics and Modeling

Assessing the Effects of Landscape Patterns and Arrangements on Native Bee Abundance in Maine’s Wild Blueberries
Shannon Chapin, University of Maine

Welcome to Maine
Al Harrington, Bangor High School Teacher (Recently Retired)

Wednesday, October 2

Keynote Presentation: Long-Term Climate Dynamics Provide a Surprising Key to the Contemporary World
George L Jacobson, University of Maine

Maintaining Data Security while Promoting Data Sharing
Bruce Schmidt, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Landscape Level In-Stream Habitat Mapping Using Side Scan Sonar
Beth Stys, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Estimating Deer Populations Using Trail Cameras
Julie Fleming, Missouri Department of Conservation

How to Manage Your Agency’s Fish Web Pages Without the Webmaster Lifting a Finger
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Determinants of Stream Fish Distribution: Effects of Environmental Factors and Spatial Components in Presence-Only Models
Jian Huang, Virginia Tech

Integrating SAS Business Intelligence and ESRI for Customer Relationship Management
John Taylor, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

GeoUI Off the Hook! – Improving the User Experience in our Geo-Mobil Apps
Chris Gerecke, Timmons Group

Interactive Browser Map in Support of Bald Eagle Nests, Bald Eagle Concentration Areas and Communal Roosts in Virginia: A Guide for Landowners
Blair Jones, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

SAFIS Goes App: Development of a hand-held application for Fisheries Trip Reporting
Julie Defilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP)

US Fish & Wildlife Service’s TRACS System (Update: Implementation and Use from a State Perspective)
Jim Husband, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

The Ongoing Battle Between Dinosaurs and Puppies
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Thursday, October 3

WILDSPACE: Wildlife Data Integration in a Government Context
Eric Woodsworth, Canadian Wildlife Service

Geo-enabling the Wildlife Management Workforce
Julie Mikolajczyk, Arizona Game and Fish Department

A Tale of Three CMSs (Content Management Systems)
Don Schrupp, Colorado Division of Wildlife

Introduction to SAS DataFlux Software and Its Use at Texas Parks and Wildlife
Jimmy White, Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Division

Survey Results: How are AFS members using social media?
Julie Defilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP)

Texas Youth Hunting Program – Participant Characterization and Retention
Jon Purvis, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department