17th Annual SOUTHEASTERN BAT DIVERSITY NETWORK
AND 22nd COLLOQUIUM ON THE CONSERVATION OF
MAMMALS IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES
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
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).
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.