Research & Conservation Conference

6th Annual Research & Conservation Conference

2018 Registration is Now Open and You’re Invited!

 

DATE:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2018

PLACE:  SIMCOE RECREATION CENTRE, 182 SOUTH DRIVE, (Norfolk and Dogwood Rooms)

COST:  $15.00 INCLUDES LUNCH

Doors open:  8:30 a.m.

Opening Introductions:  8:45 a.m.

Presenters:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  We will break for lunch.

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation is pleased to announce our 6th Annual Research & Conservation Conference will be take place on Friday, November 9th, 2018. This event is an excellent opportunity for researchers, agencies, students, and members of the public to take part in an informative exchange of ideas related to local environmental sustainability and conservation. We look forward to showcasing a broad range of topics and themes within the Long Point Region Watershed.

The following themes will be presented this year:

      • Conservation Action Plan
      • Wetland Conservation
      • Oak Savannah Butterflies
      • Salamanders
      • Endangered Birds
      • Phragmites Control
      • Nature Conservancy of Canada
      • Chestnut Trees
      • Grey Rat Snake

Schedule

Registration is mandatory (except for presenters).

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    5th Research & Conservation Conference

    Saturday April 22nd, 2017

    The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation would like to thank all of those who presented at, and attended our 5th Conference hosted at the Simcoe Recreation Centre on Saturday April 22nd, 2017.  Over sixty people attended the event that showcased local research and conservation efforts with representatives from fourteen organizations.

    5th RC Conference April 2017 Advertisement

    5th Research & Conservation Conference presentations in order of appearance:
    *Note: not all presentations will be available online, where available research abstracts have been included.

    Conference Press Release: Simcoe Reformer, April 25, 2017


    4th Research & Conservation Conference

    Saturday April 9th, 2016

    The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation would like to thank all of those who presented at, and attended our 4th Conference hosted at Backus Heritage Conservation Area on Saturday April 9th, 2016.  Over sixty people attended the event that showcased local research and conservation efforts with representatives from fourteen organizations.

    4th Research & Conservation Conference presentations in order of appearance:
    *Note: not all presentations will be available online, where available research abstracts have been included.

      1. Delta Waterfowl – Great Lakes Initiative
        by Dr. Scott Petrie (Executive Scientist, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Waterfowl)
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      2. ALUS Norfolk
        by Casey Whitelock (ALUS Coordinator, ALUS Norfolk)
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      3. Nature Conservancy of Canada
        by Wendy Cridland (Director of Conservation, Ontario Region, Nature Conservancy of Canada)
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      4. Changes in Ecosystem Stresses of the Long Point Area: 1980-present
        by Kathryn Russell (Undergraduate Thesis, University of Waterloo)
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      5. Crown Marsh Wetland Restoration Project: Past, Present, and Future
        by Claire Paller (Partnership Specialist, MNRF Aylmer District)
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      6. Assessing the Impacts of Phragmites Control Efforts in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
        by Dr. Janice Gilbert (Wetland Ecologist)
        .
      7. Mitigating Road Mortality and Assessing Use of Culverts by Species at Risk Along the Long Point Causeway
        by Chantel Markle (PhD Candidate, McMaster University)
        .
      8. Climate Impacts on Managed Forest Ecosystems in Southern Ontario
        by Dr. Altaf Arain (Director at McMaster Centre for Climate Change, McMaster University)
        .
      9. Effects of Landscape Fragmentation on Swallowtail Butterflies
        by Jenna Siu (Masters Candidate, University of Western Ontario)
        .
      10. Re-colonization Trends of Fish Communities Following the Restoration of the Long Point Crown Marsh
        by Natalie Rook (Masters Candidate, University of Toronto)
        .
      11. Diurnal Concentration of Dissolved Oxygen in the Lynn River
        by Dennis Wright (Member, Simcoe and District Fish and Game Club)
        .
      12. Monitoring Vegetation After a Reduction in Deer Browsing at Long Point, Lake Erie
        by Michael Bradstreet (Vice President Conservation, Nature Conservancy of Canada)
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      13. Remote Sensing of Phragmites and Wetland Vegetation in the Long Point Basin
        by James Marcaccio (PhD Candidate, McMaster University)
        .
      14. Does the Application of Glyphosate and the Stem Density of Invasive Phragmites Affect the Seedbank Response Post-Treatment?
        by Graham Howell (Masters Candidate, University of Waterloo)