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        LINHC

SEVENTH ANNUAL LONG ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
Berkner Hall Brookhaven National Laboratory


Friday  March 22, 2019

8:00 Registration / set up  
9:00 Welcoming Remarks: 
Tim Green,
Environmental Compliance Manager, BNL
 
9:10 Regional Status of the Eastern Wild Turkey
Frederick “Chip” Hamilton, NYSDEC
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9:50 Odonate Biodiversity and Rarities on Long Island
Erin White, Zoologist for the New York Natural Heritage Program and  coordinator for the New York Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey
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10:30 BREAK/NETWORKING  
10:50 Barn Owls of Jamaica Bay
Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian and Director of the Northeast Chapter: American Littoral Society
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11:30 Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change: An Overview of Coastal Processes, Interventions and Adaptation
Kevin McAllister,
Founder, President of Defend H2O

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12:10 NETWORKING LUNCH
[BYO lunch or purchase at the BNL cafeteria]
 
1:30 Climate Change and Global Warming Impacts on Marine Fish Distribution
Janet Nye, Assistant Professor, SoMAS,
Stony Brook University
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2:10 Jamaica Bay Marshes as Archives of Past Vegetation, Sediment, and Pollution History in New York City
Dorothy M. Peteet, Senior Research Scientist, NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
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2:50 Conservation Update: Pine Barrens Research Polly Weigand,
Central Pine Barrens Commission
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3:05 Conservation Update: White Sharks
Tobey Curtis,
SOFO Shark Research and Education Program
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3:20 Conservation Update: Southern Pine Beetle, Gypsy Moth and Oak Wilt
John Wernet, NYSDEC
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3:35 Conservation Update: Menhaden
Carl Lobue, Senior Marine Scientist,
The Nature Conservancy
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3:50 Open Discussion / closing remarks  

 

Saturday  March 23, 2019

8:00 Registration / set up  
9:00 Welcoming Remarks: 
Tim Green, Environmental Compliance Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory
 
9:10 Great Ferns I Have Known
Andrew M. Greller, Queens College.
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9:50 The Pageantry of the Monarch Butterfly
John E. Potente, Long Island Botanical Society & Greentree Foundation's Teachers' Ecology Workshop
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10:30 BREAK / POSTER SESSION  
10:50 Coastal Adaptation: Harnessing the Power of Nature to Protect People
Alison Branco, Coastal Director for The Nature Conservancy, Long Island
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11:30 Encounters with the Raccoon and the Virginia Opossum
Dell R. Cullum, Hampton Wildlife Rescue & Rehab/Imagination Nature
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12:10 Envision Plum Island’s Conservation District
Louise Harrison, Save the Sound,
The Nature Conservancy

NOTE: This is a working lunch session open to the general public to brainstorm ideas for managing Plum Island’s natural areas.

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1:30 Sharing the Shore with Coastal Birds
Amanda Pachomski, New York Audubon
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2:10 The Comeback of the Osprey:
Success Story or Trash Bird?

Aaron Virgin, Vice-president,
Group for the East End
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2:50 Conservation Update: Northern Long-eared Bats Samantha Hoff, NYSDEC MORE INFO
3:05 Conservation Update: Fish Passages
Enrico Nardone, Seatuck
& Byron Young, ELI Audubon
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3:20 Conservation Update: Orchid Colony Restoration Julie Sakellariadis, Garden Club East Hampton MORE INFO
3:35 Conservation Update: Diamondback Terrapins
John Turner, Seatuck
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3:50 Open Discussion / closing remarks  

 

             Tim Green, Melissa Griffiths Parrot, John Turner, Mike Bottini,
                                       Artie Kopelman, Russ Burke

           2019 Long Island Natural History Conference Steering Committee


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