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2020 Long Island Natural History Conference

 

Friday  March 20, 2020

8:00 - 9:00                   Registration / Set Up

9:00 - 9:10                   Welcoming Remarks  

                                    Tim Green, Environmental Compliance Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory

9:10 - 9:45                   Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

                                    Brooke Bateman, Senior Climate, Scientist, National Audubon Society

9:45 - 10:20                 From the Wrack Line to the Twilight Zone: A Tour of New York's Less-famous Marine Creatures 

                                    Joe Warren, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

10:20 - 10:50               BREAK / POSTER SESSION

10:50 - 11:25               Fiddler Crabs: Their Life is More Exciting than Yours (or Mine)

                                    Jeffrey Levinton, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University

11:25 - 11:35               Tribute to Rich Kelly

                                    Eric Lamont, President, Long Island Botanical Society

                                    Conservation Updates

11:35 - 11:50               Marine Mammals & Turtles 

                                    Robert DiGiovanni, Chief Scientist, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

11:50 - 12:05               Breeding Bird Atlas III

                                    Mike Scheibel, Regional Coordinator, NYC & LI Region     

12:05  - 1:30                LUNCH / POSTER SESSION  [NOTE: BYO LUNCH…cafeteria is closed]

1:30 - 2:05                   Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Long Island: An Introduction

                                    Joel Horman, Editor, Long Island Mycological Club 

2:05 - 2:40                   Oyster Reefs: Then, Now and In the Future

                                    Bradley Peterson, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

                                    Christopher Clapp, Marine Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

2:40 - 3:00                  BREAK / POSTER SESSION

                                    Conservation Updates  

3:00 - 3:15                  Seabeach Amaranth: Steve Young, Chief Botanist, NY Natural Heritage Program

3:15 – 3:30                  Plum Island: Louise Harrison, NY Natural Areas Coordinator, Save the Sound

3:30 – 3:45                  Long Island Sound: Tom Suozzi, U.S. Congressman

3:45 - 4:00                  Horseshoe Crabs: Matt Sclafani, Cornell Cooperative Extension

4:00 – 4:15                  Menhaden: Carl Lobue, NY Oceans Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy

4:15 - 4:30                  Open Discussion / Closing Remarks

 

Saturday  March 21, 2020

8:00 - 9:00                   Registration / Set Up

9:00 - 9:10                   Welcoming Remarks

                                    Tim Green, Environmental Compliance Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory

9:10 - 9:45                   Long Island Bay Scallops: The Success of Restoration Efforts and Threats of Climate Change

                                    Stephen Tettelbach, Cornell Cooperative Extension

9:45 - 10:20                 Medical Imaging: It’s Not Just for Human Patients Anymore!

                                    Nicole P. Maher, Senior Coastal Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

10:20 - 10:50               BREAK / POSTER SESSION

10:50 - 11:25               The Flora and Fauna of Fishers Island

                                    Terrence McNamara, Board Member, H. L. Ferguson Museum, Fishers Island

                                    Conservation Updates

11:25 - 11:40               Northern Long-eared Bats: Casey Pendergast, NYSDEC & SUNY Albany

11:40 - 11:55               White Sharks: Greg Metzger, SoFo Shark Research and Education Program

11:55 - 12:10               American Chestnut: Niko Nantsis, NYS Chapter, American Chestnut Foundation

12:10  - 1:30                LUNCH / POSTER SESSION  [NOTE: BYO LUNCH…cafeteria is closed]

1:30 - 2:05                   Life History and Occurrence Patterns of Eastern Box Turtles on Long Island, New York

                                    Lisa Prowant, Ph.D Candidate, Stony Brook University

2:05 - 2:40                  Survey of Crayfish (Decapoda: Astacida) on Long Island, New York

                                    Peter Daniel, Chair of the Department of Biology, Hofstra University

2:40 - 3:00                   BREAK / POSTER SESSION

                                    Conservation Updates

3:00 – 3:15                  Diadromous Fish: Enrico Nardone (Seatuck) & Byron Young (ELI Audubon)

3:15 – 3:30                  West Brook Flora: Steve Young, Chief Botanist, NY Natural Heritage Program

3:30 – 3:45                  Diamondback Terrapins: John Turner, Seatuck

3:45 - 4:00                  Open Discussion / Closing Remarks

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