2012 Meeting Content and Prelim Agenda

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					              17th Annual SOUTHEASTERN BAT DIVERSITY NETWORK

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Check http://www.sbdn.org/2012_meeting.html for forms and updates.

CONFERENCE CONTENT – See “Preliminary Schedule” below for times

Southeastern Bat Diversity Network Meeting (Thursday, February 23, 2012)
    Thursday Morning – SBDN Board Meeting
    Thursday Afternoon – SBDN Meeting . The plenary session is outlined below. The final 20
       minutes will consist of a panel discussion.

                               Incorporating Bats into Regional Conservation Plans

        Large-scale Bat Conservation Needs, Edward Arnett, Director of Science and Policy, Bat
        Conservation International

        The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozark Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Greg Wathen,
        Coordinator, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

        The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture – Wildlife Forestry and Desired Forest Conditions,
        Dan Twedt, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

        Desired Forest Conditions on Southeastern Region National Wildlife Refuges, Janet Ertel, U.S.
        Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System

        Roost trees and Bat Species of Concern on Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge: A Case Study,
        Jeanne Jones, Mississippi State University and Henry Sansing, Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

       Thursday Evening – Social. Light Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine.

Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Eastern US (Friday, February 24th, 2012)
     Posters and Presentations related to the conservation and ecology of any mammal species (not
       just bats) that occurs in the Eastern United States.
     The Mammal Colloquium is an opportunity for students and professionals to present their work.

Field Trip – Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (Saturday, February 25, 2012)
     A short drive to Noxubee NWR will allow participants to tour mature, bottomland hardwood
         forests and discuss results of previous roost-related research with Rafinesque’s big-eared bats
         and southeastern myotis on the Refuge. Timber management and biodiversity goals within this
         system will also be discussed. Participants will have a box lunch at the end of the tour and
         return to Lake Tiak O’Khata by 1:00 pm. Participation in this field trip requires early registration
         and a small fee (see registration form).
                                   PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
Thursday, 23 February

SBDN Meeting                                                           Organizer
8:00 am – 5:00pm       Registration Open
8:00 am – 11:30 am     SBDN Board Meeting                              Mike Lacki
11:30 am – 12:45 pm    Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      SBDN Business Meeting                           Mike Lacki
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm      Break
3:30 pm – 3:40 pm      Welcome to Mississippi                          Bruce D. Leopold
3:40 pm – 5:40 pm      SBDN Plenary Session                            Darren Miller
5:40 pm – 6:45 pm      Dinner (provided)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm     Social

Friday, 24 February

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Registration Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am      Breakfast (provided)
8:00 am – 9:45 am      Session 1
9:45 am – 10:15 am     Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm    Session 2
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Session 3
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm      Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm      Session 4
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Awards, Closing Remarks

Saturday, 25 February

Field trip to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (www.fws.gov/noxubee)

7:30 am – Vans leave conference center
8:00 – 11:30 am – Visit to Noxubee
11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Box lunch
1:00 pm – Return to conference center

*Note: This schedule is generalized and provided to help plan your travel. The final agenda will be
available in early February after all abstracts have been received and processed.

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