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Brookhaven National Laboratory

2015 Conference Patron

Save the Great South Bay

2015 Conference Benefactors

Great South Bay Audubon Society

Group for the East End

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Peconic Land Trust

The Nature Conservancy

Seatuck Environmental Association

2015 Conference Supporters

American Littoral Society

Canio's Books

Central Pine Barrens Commission

Citizen's Campaign Fund for the Environment

Coastal Research and Education Society of LI

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists

Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County

Defend H2O

East End Eco-Ventures

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Foundation for Ecological Research in the Northeast

Four Harbors Audubon Society

Friends of the Bay

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Friends of Wertheim

Harbor Publishing

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon

Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference

North Fork Audubon

North Shore Land Alliance

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Riverhead Foundation

Sierra Club Long Island Group

South Fork Natural History Museum

Southampton Trails Preservation Society

South Shore Audubon Society

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Friday  March 20, 2015

8:00 – 9:00      Registration / set up    

9:00 – 9:10      Welcoming Remarks

9:10 – 9:50     Effects of excessive nitrogen loading on coastal ecosystems
                      Dr. Chris Gobler, SUNY Marine & Atmospheric Sciences [more info]

9:50 – 10:30    White-tailed deer and their influence on forest vegetation
                       Thomas Rawinski, USDA. Forest Service [more info]

10:30 – 10:50  BREAK: Poster Session

10:50 – 11:30  Long Island lichens: an exploration of a hidden world
                       James Lendemer, New York Botanical Garden [more info]

11:30 – 12:10  Establishing phenology monitoring sites
                       Kerry Battle, President, CEO Community Greenway [more info]

12:10 – 1:30    LUNCH  [NOTE: there will be a 20 minute update on the Preserve Plum Island campaign by Chris Cryder from 12:15 – 12:35]

1:30 – 2:10      The Role of ctenophores (comb jellies) in Long Island estuaries
                       Dr. Marianne E. McNamara, Suffolk Community College [more info]

2:10 – 2:50      Novel ecosystems: a threat to wildlife
                       Dr. Marilyn Jordan, The Nature Conservancy [more info]

2:50 – 3:30      Bald Eagles nesting on Long Island
                       Michael S. Scheibel, The Nature Conservancy [more info]

3:30 – 4:10      New York's newest immigrants: coyotes in the metropolitan area
                       Chris Nagy, Mianus River Gorge Preserve [more info]

4:10 – 4:30      Open Discussion / closing remarks

Saturday  March 21, 2015

8:00 – 9:00      Registration / set up    

9:00 – 9:10      Welcoming Remarks

9:10 – 9:50      Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach: population trends and site fidelity
                       Dr. Arthur H. Kopelman,SUNY, CRESLI [more info]

9:50 – 10:30    Cybertracker conservation track and sign certification
                       George Leoniak, Cybertracker Conservation [more info]

10:30 – 10:50  BREAK: Poster Session

10:50 – 11:30  Status of orchids on Long Island
                       Dr. Eric Lamont, LIBS, and Tom Nelson [more info]

11:30 – 12:10  Management, urbanization, and isolation on grassland biodiversity
                       Polly Weigand, Suffolk Soil & Water Conservation [more info]

12:10 – 1:10    LUNCH

1:10 – 1:50      Breeding birds of Long Island: past, present, and future
                       Eric Salzman, Bard member, SOFO [more info]

1:50 – 2:30      Sharks and rays of the New York seascape
                       Merry Camhi, Director, NY Seascape [more info]

2:30 – 2:50      BREAK: Poster Session

2:50 – 3:30      Coyotes on Long Island: a participatory framework for planning
                       Dr. Mark Weckel, American Museum of Natural History [more info]

3:30 – 4:10      Falcons on FIRE (Fire Island Raptor Enumerators)
                       Drew Panko, Trudy Battaly, Fire Island Hawk Watch  [more info]                   

4:10 – 4:30      Open Discussion / closing remarks

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