Wildlife 70 A Symposium on Long-term Research

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, May 4th, 2017 (All day)

Preliminary program announcement!

The goal of Wildlife 70 is to explore challenges and opportunities of long-term ecological research in Canada. What should we be doing over the next 70 years? We have a great line-up of invited speakers, and there will also be opportunities for contributed oral and poster presentations.

Evening of May 1, Opening social

May 2, Full day program, invited speakers and contributed papers

May 3, Full day program, invited speakers and contributed papers

May 4, Field trips and workshops (see website for details)

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Charles J. Krebs, Ecosystem dynamics of the boreal forest: the Kluane project

Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Evolutionary ecology and population dynamics of bighorn sheep and eastern grey kangaroos

Other invited speakers include:

Dr. Rudy Boonstra, University of Toronto at Scarborough, The stress axis

Dr. Vincent Careau, University of Ottawa, QUBS Peromyscus project

Dr. Gillian Crozier, Laurentian University, The ethics of long-term research

Dr. Christina Davy, OMNRF, Wetlands and reptiles project

Dr. Colin J. Garroway, University of Manitoba, Wytham Woods songbird research

Dr. Jacqueline D. Litzgus, Laurentian University, Painted and snapping turtle life history research in Algonquin Park

Dr. Andrew G. MacAdam, University of Guelph, Kluane red squirrel project

Dr. Micheline Manseau, Parks Canada, Woodland caribou research

Dr. Kathy Martin, University of British Columbia, Importance of long-term research for decision making

Dr. Philip D. McLoughlin, University of Saskatchewan, Sable Island horse project

Dr. Dennis L. Murray, Trent University, Designing long-term ecological monitoring studies for best success

Dr. Erica Nol, Trent University, Long-term shorebird studies

Dr. Justina C. Ray, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, The importance of long-term research for conservation

Dr. Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, Laurentian University, Algonquin Park small mammal project

Special event:

We will have a panel discussion about eastern wolves featuring Robert K. Wayne, Bradley N. White, and Joanna Freeland.


Student bursaries

Student bursaries are available to support students attending Wildlife 70.

To apply for a bursary, please send a CV and a brief summary (< 200 words) of your research to wildlife70symposium@gmail.com. Applications must be submitted by 4 pm EST on 9 December 2016 to be considered.

Please email wildlife70symposium@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce that keynote speakers at Wildlife 70 will include Dr. Charles Krebs and Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet!