2019 Conference Presentations

Welcome Session

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
Mack Frantz, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

NCTC – Training Overview
Christy Coghlan, NCTC Course Coordinator

Keynote Presentation
Data Sharing:  Partnership, Collaboration and Ethical Obligation
Arlyn Burgess, University of Virginia 

Session 1

The Florida Climate Adaptation Explorer
Beth Stys, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan conservation opportunity area tool
Rick Schneider, NatureServe

Wildlife licensing system data dashboards:  alleviating data requests and empowering data driven decision making
Stephen Slotter, Brandt Information Services

ArcGIS solutions for R3:  leverage ArcGIS maps and apps to increase participation
Mike Bialousz, Esri

Session 2

Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Virginia
Paul Bugas, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Database management of the VIMS Nunnally Ichthyology Collection
Sarah Huber, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

The lies we tell ourselves
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Look at me – I have something I want to share with you
Daniel McGarvey, Virginia Commonwealth University

Session 3:  Student Session

Assessing the transferability of a freshwater mussel fundamental niche model within the Ozark Ecoregion, Missouri
Jordan Holtswarth, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Partioning the effects of changing land use and introduced species on spatiotemporal abundance trends and biotic homogenization in native fish communities of New River tributary streams
Logan Sleezer, Virginia Tech

Modeling fundamentally suitable freshwater mussel habitat in the Duck River drainage, Tennessee
Brittany Bajo, Tennessee Tech

Session 4

FEED data acquisition software:  ensuring data quality and enforcing data collection protocols in the field and laboratory
Chris Bonzek, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

eMammal as a data pipeline, repository, and outreach for wildlife images and their metadata
Bill McShea, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Tracking chronic wasting disease in Missouri
Craig Scroggins, Missouri Department of Conservation

Making in-stream tributary data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR)
Becca Scully, U.S. Geological Survey

Session 5

ArcGIS field mobility tools – what’s new?
Mike Bialousz, Esri

Mapping fires across Florida:  development of a fire spatial database
Beth Stys, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs):  for West Virginia and beyond
Jessica Perkins, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

iMapInvasives 3.0:  updating a collaborative invasive species data management tool
Michael Barbour, Arizona Game & Fish Department

Session 6

New frontiers for “big data” in fish biology and climate change research
Than Hitt, U.S. Geological Survey

Use of Predicted Suitable Habitats of rare species in an environmental review tool
Joseph Weber, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation

Georeferencing a map in QGIS:  a brief tutorial
Don Schrupp, Colorado Division of Wildlife (retired)

Telling your agency’s story – measuring and visualizing an agency’s accomplishments
Chris Gereke, Timmons Group

Session 7

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem A-16 Theme:  responding to new guidance
Marcia McNiff, U.S. Geological Survey

Practical uses of iNaturalist, eBird, and other online observations for fish and wildlife data managers
Lindsey Wise, Portland State University

What you probably didn’t know about Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) and the Integrated Taxonomic Information Systems (ITIS)
Stinger Guala, U.S. Geological Survey