Feb 9, 2018 8:00 AM - Feb 11, 2018 6:00 PM (Add to calendar)
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201

The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society holds its annual meeting each year about the third week of February. The location changes, as we try to move it around so that members in all regions of the state have a chance to attend. The meeting starts off after lunch on a Thursday with the Business Meeting that is open to all members. After this, the student chapters hold the Quiz Bowl. Thursday evening the President’s Reception has food and drinks for all. Friday morning we start off with the Plenary Session of invited speakers, and then have the Cottam Award Contest presentations, before breaking for lunch. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning we have concurrent sessions of presented papers. The Awards Ceremony and Reception is Friday night. The meeting ends Saturday at noon.

A typical meeting will have about 500-600 attendees, 10-15 exhibitors, 90 presentations spread over 10 sessions, and 90 posters. A silent auction and raffle is run on Friday to raise money for the chapter. A 1 or 2 day training workshop is held prior to the meeting. There is always a Student Mixer Thursday night and Student Breakfast Friday morning where students may meet and network with professionals.

The 2018 annual meeting will be held February 9-11, 2018 at the Sheraton Dallas


NRI researchers presenting are:

Jeremy A. Baumgardt — Evaluation of Distance Sampling and Occupancy Modeling as Targets for a Long-term Monitoring Program for Bird Populations

Melanie R. Colón, Ashley Long and Clay Thompson — Potential Strike Hazard by White-winged Doves to Military Aircraft in Central Texas

Toby Hibbitts and Wade Ryberg — Phylogeographic Structure of Holbrookia lacerata (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae): One Species or Two?

Ashley Long, Melanie R. Colón, Tiffany McFarland and Helen Davis — Demonstration of a Multi-Species, Multi-Response State and Transition Model Approach to Help Inform Wildlife Management

Melissa B. MeierhoferKrysta D. Demere and Brian L. Pierce — Baseline Data on Overwintering Bats and Roosts in Texas

Andrea E. Montalvo and Roel R. Lopez — Naturalization of North American Porcupines in Texas, Effects on Rangeland, and Management Techniques

Connor S. Adams, Toby Hibbitts, Timothy E. Johnson and Wade Ryberg — Life in the Thornscrub: Movement, Home Range, and Territoriality of the Reticulate Collared Lizard

Frank Cartaya, Krysta D. DemereAllison HarveyRoel R. LopezIsrael Parker, Brian L. PierceDavid Rizzuto and Sarah Turner — Benefits of Acoustic Monitoring in Endangered Avian Species Management: A Cast Study Using Lesser Prairie Chickens

Danielle Walkup, Shelby Frizzell, Dalton Neuharth, Connor S. Adams, Timothy Johnson, Toby Hibbitts and Wade Ryberg — Home range and habitat associations of the Spot-tailed Earless Lizard










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