* Denotes Student Presentation

Day 1 – Wednesday, March 14

8:15-8:25 Introductory Comments – R. Rockwell
8:25-9:10 Plenary – M. Vrtiska.
9:10-9:30 E. Massey* and D. Osborne. Arctic geese in Arkansas: diet composition and temporal trends in body condition in a new wintering area.
9:30-9:50 C. Nicolai, M. Petrie, J. Ackerman, C. Brady, M. Casazza, J. Eadie, C. Feldheim, M. Herzog, E. Matchett, C. Overton, D. Skalos, M. Weaver, and G. Yarris. Increasing goose populations in the Central Valley of California and potential impacts to duck habitat conservation.
9:50-10:10 J. VonBank*, B. Ballard, K. Kraai, M.Weegman, D. Collins, and H.Perotto-Baldivieso. Winter movements and habitat use by midcontinent greater white-fronted geese.
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30-10:50 D. Varner, A. Pearse, A. Bishop, J. Davis, J. Denton, R. Grosse, H. Johnson, E. Munter, K. Schroeder, R. Spangler, M. Vrtiska, and A. Wright. Habitat use of Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl on the North and South Platte Rivers in Nebraska.
10:50-11:10 S. Boyd. Wrangel Island snow geese wintering in the Fraser and Skagit River delta: population dynamics, foraging impacts, and management via flexible harvest strategy.
11:10-11:30 D. Ward, C. Amundson, R. Stehn, and Christian P. Dau.

Trends in Pacific black brant productivity in fall at Izembek Lagoon.

11:30-11:50 M. Eichholz, K. Slown, B. Dorak, H. Hagy, and M. Ward. Strategies and adaptations of wintering geese to an urban environment.
11:50-1:00 Lunch

Effects of Geese on Other Species in the Arctic

1:05-1:15 Introductory Comments – G. Gauthier
1:15-2:00 Plenary – Joël Bêty
2:00-2:20 V. Baranyuk. Wolves and lesser snow geese on Wrangel Island, Russia.
2:20-2:40 D. Kellett and R. Alisauskas. Impacts of habitat alterations by lesser snow geese and Ross’s geese on avian communities.
2:40-3:00 K. Schnaars-Uvino, R. Jeffries, and R. Rockwell. Tundra re-vegetation: location, location, location.
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-3:40 C. Nissley*, C. Williams, and K. Abraham. Assessing pre-emptive and apparent competition on breeding Atlantic brant.
3:40-4:00 D. Fowler*, J. Dooley, M. Weegman, R. Rockwell, M.Vrtiska, and E. Webb. Evaluating heterogeneous adult survival among subpopulations in midcontinent lesser snow geese.
4:00-4:20 D. Koons, L. Aubry, and R. Rockwell. Updated insights into hunting and other sources of mortality for a southern breeding population of midcontinent lesser snow geese.
4:20-4:40 E. Reed, C. Wood, and M. Robertson. Population growth, harvest and survival of overabundant western arctic lesser snow geese, 1998-2017.
7:00-9:00 Poster Session

* Denotes Student Presentation

Day 2 - Thursday, March 15

Carryover and Cross-seasonal Effects

8:15-8:25 Introductory Comments – A. Fox
8:25-9:10 Plenary –  S. Bearhop
9:10-9:30 F. Baldwin, V. Harriman, and J. Leafloor. Pre-breeding protein reserves of lesser snow geese staging in the sub-Arctic.
9:30-9:50 S. McWilliams, S. Richman, J. Leafloor, and W. Karasov. How small herbivores (like goslings) try to get what they need: a comparative view.
9:50-10:10 J. Schmutz, B. Uher-Koch, S. McCloskey, D. Rizzolo, R. Buchheit, P. Lemons, L. Naves, and J. Fischer. Carry over effects and seasonal sympatry with ecologically similar species drives survival of an uncommon goose.
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30-10:50 A. Fox, T. Balsby, A. Walsh, I. Francis, D. Norriss, D. Stroud, and H. J. Wilson. Confirming annual reproductive success as the demographic determinant of contrasting population growth rates in Greenland white-fronted geese over more than 35 years.
10:50-11:10 G. Gauthier and J. Lefebvre. Projecting the population dynamic of greater snow geese into an uncertain future: the interplay between management actions and climate change.
11:10-11:30 T. Riecke*, A. Leach, and J. Sedinger. Climatic oscillations drive selection in a long-lived specialist herbivore.
11:30-11:50 R. Buchheit*, and J. Schmutz. Blood parasite prevalence in sympatrically nesting emperor and cackling geese on the YKD with conformation of transmission occurring on the breeding grounds.
11:50-1:00 Lunch

Movement and Spatial Ecology

1:05-1:15 Introductory Comments – D. Koons
1:15-2:00 Plenary –  M. Weegman
2:00-2:20 R. Alisauskas, A. Calvert, J. Leafloor, R. Rockwell, K. Abraham, R. Brook, K. Drake, and D. Kellett. Survival and movement among breeding areas of the midcontinent snow goose metapopulation in Canada’s central and eastern arctic.
2:20-2:40 V. Patil, J. Hupp, D. Ward, and T. Obritschkewitsch. The influence of local recruitment and immigration on increasing population trends of two Arctic-breeding goose species.
2:40-3:00 C. Moore* and D. Osborne. Evaluating spatiotemporal changes in wintering harvest distribution of midcontinent white-fronted geese.
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-3:40 D. Osborne and R. Askren. Migration chronology, stopover duration, and winter distribution of midcontinent white-fronted geese.
3:40-4:00 J. Drahota. Shifts in light goose distribution and peak abundance within the Rainwater Basin during spring migration.
4:00-4:20 X. Wang, L. Cao, and A. Fox. The Far East taiga forest: unrecognized inhospitable terrain for migrating Arctic-nesting waterbirds?
4:20-4:40 J. Lefebvre, M. Cruz, M. English, S.Gilliland, and F. St-Pierre. Using CountEm to efficiently estimate flock size from aerial photographs.
4:40-5:00 R. Askren*. City parks to polar bears: Long distance molt migrations of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) transmittered in Chicago.
5:00-5:20 S. Thompson, P. Flint, J. Fischer, and D. Marks. Designing a photographic survey to estimate fall population size of black brant at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

* Denotes Student Presentation

Day 3 - Friday, March 16

Human Dimensions and Goose Management

8:10-8:20 Introductory Comments – R. Brook
8:20-9:05 Plenary –  A. Raedeke
9:05-9:25 J. Denton, D. Varner, and A. Bishop. Planning and Implementation of Waterfowl Conservation in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska.
9:25-9:45 M. Szymanski, J. Dooley, S. Chandler, R. Raftovich, and K. Kraai.  Monitoring goose harvest as a product of ultra-liberal bag limits.
9:45-10:05 J. Dooley, S. Chandler, M. Otto, R. Raftovich, and N. Zimpfer. Evaluation of Federal Goose Harvest Surveys: some current issues and their implications on harvest and Lincoln estimates.
10:05-10:25 Break
10:25-10:45 C. Deane*, and G. Frye. Unobservable harvest mortality: treating harvest data as a process subject to imperfect detection.
10:45-11:05 F. LeTourneux*, G. Gauthier, R. Pradel, and J. Lefebvre. Impact of recent changes in hunting regulation on seasonal survival of male and female greater snow geese.
11:05-11:25 C. Deane*, G. Frye, and M. Lindberg. Current shortcomings and possible solutions to understanding process correlation estimates from Bayesian models for harvest inference.
11:25-11:45 T. Riecke*, B. Sedinger, and J. Sedinger. Estimating process correlations with capture-mark-recovery and capture-mark-recapture data: understanding life-history trade-offs in Pacific black brant.
11:45-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

Herbivory: The Trophic Dynamics of Geese and Their Food Supply

1:05-1:15 Introductory Comments – S. McWilliams
1:15-2:00 Plenary – Joel Schmutz
2:00-2:20 D. Fowler*, M. Vrtiska, and E. Webb. Selective harvest: evaluating differences in body condition of lesser snow and Ross’s Geese during spring migration by harvest technique during the Light Goose Conservation Order.
2:20-2:40 J. T. Kemper, E. Beck, J. Ingram, and K. Abraham. Status of breeding and brood-rearing habitats of lesser snow geese at Southampton Island and Western Baffin Island, Nunavut.
2:40-3:00 A. Barnas*, C. Felege, G. Vandeberg, R. Rockwell, and S. Ellis-Felege. Rapid evaluation of lesser snow goose habitat degradation using an unmanned aircraft vehicle.
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-3:40 J. Hupp, D. Ward, D. Soto, V. Patil, and K. Hobson. Spring temperature, migration chronology, and nutrient allocation to eggs in three sympatric species of geese: Implications for Arctic warming.
3:40-4:00 L. Carlson,* and C. Deane. Linking black brant gosling growth and spatial nutrient dynamics of brood-rearing area grazing lawns in the Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta.
4:00-4:20 S. Cunningham,* M. Weegman, and B. Ballard. Relationship between spring migration and vegetation phenology in Greenland white-fronted geese.
6:30-10:00 Social and Banquet