2014 Conference Presentations

Welcome to Flagstaff!
Sabra Tonn, Arizona Game and Fish Department

Keynote Presentation
Energy Harvesting and Wildlife Monitoring
Michael W. Shafer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University

Session I: GIS and Mapping Tools

Using GIS Tools to Enhance Permit Compliance
James Husband, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Leveraging ArcGIS JavaScript API – mobile application development
Jay Kapalczynski, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Leveraging Your Geo-spatial Data Investments with Quantum GIS: An Open Source Geographic Information System
Don Schrupp, Colorado Division of Wildlife – Retired

Field Data Collection on a Tablet Using Quantum GIS, and a Comparison to ArcPad
Michael Barbour, Alabama Natural Heritage Program

Session II: Mobile Data Collection/Online Tools

Using Tablets for Field Data Collection: An overview from Missouri Department of Conservation
Philip Marley, Missouri Department of Conservation

SAFIS/Mobile: Update on the development of a handheld application for fisheries trip reporting
Julie Difilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

Connecting Hunters, Biologists, and Enforcement in a Mobile World
Joe Kirby, Missouri Department of Conservation

Arizona’s New and Improved Online Environmental Review Tool
Sabra Tonn, Arizona Game and Fish Department

EnviroAtlas: Exploring Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Data for the Nation
Anne Neale, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Results of OFWIM Technology Survey
Philip Marley, Data Standards and Technology Trends Committee

Session III: Data Sharing/Data Management

A Security Model for Wildlife Data
Slide presentation
Draft security model (spreadsheet)
Eric Woodsworth, Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada

Sharing data across regulatory and geographic boundaries improves landscape scale decision making
Rebecca Scully, U.S. Geological Survey

Developing a Fisheries Data Exchange Standard
Julie Difilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

Single Points of Failure in Data Management: Lessons Learned
MaryEllen Wickett, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

What will you remember about your data in 10 years? Preserving project documentation for the long term
Jacquelyn Schei, U.S. Geological Survey

Session IV: USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries – Tools available to Fish and Wildlife Professionals

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Gerald Guala, U.S. Geological Survey

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON): Mapping species occurrence data now includes ITIS-enabled search
Annie Simpson, U.S. Geological Survey

ScienceBase: A scientific data cataloging and collaborative data management platform
Natalie Latysh, U.S. Geological Survey

National Fish Habitat Partnership Data System
Andrea Ostroff, U.S. Geological Survey

Species Conservation Analysis Tool – A compilation of State Wildlife Action Plans Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Andrea Ostroff, U.S. Geological Survey

Session V: Knowledge Exchange/Education

Griffin Groups: A Free Online Tool to Support Conservation Activities and Knowledge Transfer
Ed Laurent, Connecting Conservation

The application of spatial modeling tools to predict native bee abundance in Maine’s lowbush blueberries
Shannon Chapin Groff, Southern Environmental Law Center
2013 Student Scholarship Winner

There’s a Word for That!
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Everything is Awesome! How to deliver your mobile project from idea to reality
Chris Gerecke, Timmons Group

Session VI: General Session/Drone Technology

Web Maps with Leaflet
Slide presentation
Sample code
Dyanne Cortez, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Wildlife TRACS: Tracking and Reporting Actions for the Conservation of Species
Tim Smith, USFWS

Geospatial Privacy
Tony Spicci, Missouri Department of Conservation

Northern Arizona University’s New UAV Instrumentation and Measurement Validation
Temuulen “Teki” Sankey, Northern Arizona University