WRA Wildlife Experts to Present at 2019 AFS & TWS Joint Conference

Four wildlife experts from WRA will present research at the 2019 joint American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society (AFS & TWS) Conference in Reno, Nevada from September 29 through October 3.

  • September 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm: The Value of a Non-Traditional Long Term Data Set: Sampling at a Former Naval Dry Dock presented by Stewart DesMeules, WRA fisheries biologist
  • October 1 at 4:40 pm: Environmental DNA (eDNA) use for project planning and detection of semi-aquatic herpetofauna presented by Patricia Valcarcel, WRA senior biologist and Rob Schell
  • October 2 at 8:00 am: Detecting Vernal Pool Diversity using Environmental DNA presented by Rob Schell, WRA senior wildlife biologist and Cheryl Dean, GeniDaqs Laboratory, Cramer Fish Science
  • October 2 at 9:20 am: Battle of the Taxa? Untangling Competing Restoration Needs of Aquatic and Terrestrial Wildlife in a Space-Limited Estuary presented by Katie Smith, WRA wildlife biologist

Click here to see the full program.

The AFS and TWS have joined forces for the first-ever joint national conference of these two organizations. The event is slated to be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever, and will provide opportunities to share science and realize collaboration potential between the organizations. For more information about the conference click on the Vimeo video below or visit the conference website.