2023 Conference


11th Annual
Research and Conservation Conference


Event Date:

3 November 2023

Event Time:

8:30 am to

  • 4:30 pm

Event Location:

Port Dover Community Centre

801 Saint George St.
Port Dover, Ontario

As one of Canada’s 19 Biosphere Reserves designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Long Point Biosphere provides support for research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to local, national and global issues of conservation and development.

This year’s research and conservation conference is, once again, an excellent opportunity for academic and student researchers, government agencies, members of NGO’s and the public to take part in an exchange of ideas related to local environmental sustainability and conservation. Being one of Canadas Priority Places we look forward to showcasing a broad range of research topics and themes within the Long Point Region Watershed.

Ticket cost: $45.00 (Lucheon included)

($30 for Students)


Examples of Presentations at last year’s (2022) conference:

  • Snake abundance and habitat use before and after prescribed burns – Ontario Nature
  • Prospects for “growing” ecosystem services on conventional farms in Norfolk County: a long term collaboration project with ALUS Canada – University of Guelph
  • Tracking changes to Carolinian Forests in the Long Point Biosphere (1995-2022)
  • The last 6000 years of vegetation an sediment accretion changes at a riparian freshwater marsh in southern Ontario
  • Biological control of introduced Phragmities – University of Toronto
  • Iimplementation of community based strategy to help turtles and snakes cross roads safely – Ontario Road Ecology Group
  • Bat capture rate in the Long Point Biosphere Region – Nature Resource Solutions Inc.
  • Understanding Big Creek Watershed – University of Toronto
  • Wildlife species monitoring technologies – Niagara College
  • Measuring drivers of insect regulation using experimental farm systems – University of Guelph
  • The role of restored agricultural wetlands as migration stopover sites and breeding habitat for migratory birds –
  • Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA’s)- Birds Canada
  • Canadian bee-cology: Climate and the distribution of solitary bees using community-based data and DNA metabardocing – University of Guelph
  • Frogs, food and feces: Analyzing Anuran diets across a habitat disturbance gradient in southern Ontario – University of Guelph

Come celebrate in person and learn more about the research and conservation projects taking place in and around our Long Point Biosphere Region. We encourage you to pass this open invitation on to your friends, family, work partners, volunteers, researchers, students, etc. All are welcome to attend.

Included with your admission are mid morning coffee/tea and refreshments with light snacks, buffet lunch with wraps, sandwiches and salads, afternoon refreshments and snacks. Please email us to let us know of any food allergies or special dietary needs.

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We acknowledge that we are located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The Long Point Biosphere Region stands in sovereignty on these treaty lands with the Mississaugas of the Credit.


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