2016 Conference Presentations

It's All About ScaleGuest Speakers

Keynote Presentation
Craig Stover, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Law Enforcement Division Chief

Wednesday Night Banquet
A pheasant researcher notebook
TJ Fontaine, Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


Welcome to Nebraska
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Iowa Master Angler Program – diving into Agile software development head first
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Tools for Tool Selection: Choosing hardware/software to meet Fish & Wildlife Project Needs
Kristin Rogers, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Collector: Making life easier for GIS professionals
Lynn Barrett, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Student Scholarship Presentations

Estimating Density of Bobcats with Capture-Mark-Recapture Data from Camera Traps
Tim Swearingen, Western Illinois University

A tool for identifying potential threats to species on a landscape level: An example geared towards endangered freshwater mussels in Missouri
Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia

Mapping Lake Sturgeon Spawning Habitat in the Upper Tennessee River using Side Scan Sonar
Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee


America’s Inventory of Public Parks and Protected Areas: An Overview of the PAD-US System
Lisa Johnson, USGS Gap Analysis Program – Boise State University

Introducing the Peninsular Florida Conservation Planning Atlas
Beth Stys, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

MIT App Inventor – Create Your Own Mobile Data Collection App using simple Drag and Drop Technology
CarolAnne Feehan, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

How Deep Can Minds Go with the Computer Science Internships in Conservation Research: From Android Apps to Artificial Intelligence…and Solving Differential Equations Too
Joel Sartwell, Missouri Department of Conservation

Temperature monitoring of Nebraska’s coolwater streams and implications for future management
Brett Roberg, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Online environmental review for protected species: One state’s system and lessons learned during its development
Rachel Simpson, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Drawn Hunts Program
Jon Purvis, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Waterfowl Hunting Daily Harvest Data Collection
Joe Kirby, Missouri Department of Conservation

Using Business Analytical Software in Natural Resource Management: How Tableau can be used in Fisheries Science
Andrew Treble, Colorado Park & Wildlife

Multitasking Myth Busting
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Mobile Mapping Options – Considerations for the Geo-Geek and non-Geo-Geek
Chris Gerecke, Timmons Group

Are Mail and Online Survey Respondents Representative of the Population?
Jon Purvis, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Findings from a Search for R Spatial Analysis Support
Don Schrupp, Colorado Division of Wildlife (retired)