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To return to the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference website, go to http://www.midwestfw.org/ The following schedule and room names are subject to change (as of February 1, 2017). Please check back for updates. 

Presenters: 
Presenters for technical presentations are either the primary author (the first name listed in the abstract), or are indicated with an asterisk next to their name. 

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mmminder

Location mmminder@bsu.edu

 

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Byron

Company Park Service
Position Mannger

 

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Claire

Location Washington D.C. Metro Area

 

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Ela

Company University of Missouri
Position PhD student

 

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Lucia

Company University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Position Graduate Student
Location Lincoln, NE

 

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Laurel Badura

I restore wetlands, riparian areas, and grasslands on private lands
Company US Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Location Funk, NE

 

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Soheil Bahrebar

PhD student
Location Soheil Bahrebar

 

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Tony Barada

Company Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Position Fisheries Biologist
Location Lincoln, NE

 

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Rachel Barker

Company University of Wisconsin - Madison
Position Graduate Research Assistant

 

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John Bruner

AFS NCD Walleye Technical Committee Past Chair;
Percid systematics; Tooth replacement rates of sharks; Paleoichthyology
Company University of Alberta
Location Dept. of Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9 CANADA

 

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Jessica Burnett

Leveraging and advancing ecoinformatics to bridge science, data, and decisions. Particularly interested in bird-relevant data and information.
Company U.S. Geological Survey
Position Research Ecologist
Location Lakewood, CO, USA

 

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Dana C.

STEELHEAD FISHING (personal hobby)
St. Clair-Detroit River System
Early life history of fish
Fish diets
Bottom trawling, gillnetting, bongo nets, conical nets, d-frame nets, electrofishing, light traps, minnow traps, zooplankton sampling, egg pumping, egg mats, etc.
Creel survey
Citizen Science
Angler information/preferences
Company Central Michigan University
Position Graduate Student
Location Mount Pleasant, MI

 

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Katy Cantin

Senior undergrad at Upper Iowa University. Will have a poster with on-going research. Interested in herpetology, human dimensions, environmental education and ecology.
Company Upper Iowa University
Position Student
Location Iowa

 

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Darcy N. Cashatt

Mercury in Iowa fishes. Aquatic vegetation management.
Company Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Position Fisheries Biologist
Location Lewis, IA

 

avatar for Connor Chance-Ossowski

 

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Lindsey Chizinski

Company NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Position NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Location Lincoln, NE

 

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Amanda Ciurej

Company U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Location Amanda Ciurej

 

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Joseph Conroy

Chair, Plenary Committee
Co-Organizer, Using Standardized Assessments to Evaluate Harvest Regulations: Advancing Science-Based Fisheries Management Symposium
Company Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
Position Fisheries Biology Supervisor
Location Hebron, OH

 

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Jessica Cooper

Position LSC Governance Consultant
Location United States

 

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Paul DeRolf

Location Munster, Indiana

 

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Tom Despot

Company Indiana Fish & Wildlife
Position Public Lands Supervisor

 

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Mark Ermer

Company SDGFP
Position Area Fisheries Supervisor
Location Webster, SD

 

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Bettina Fiery

Works with all employee levels, from front-line staff to senior management presiding over diverse OD initiatives and works in concert with colleagues to ensure active linkages between the organization’s strategic plan, leadership development, succession planning, employee engagement, and change management.
Company AFWA's Management Assistance Team
Position Professional Development Program's Manager
Location Shepherdstown WV

 

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Thomas Fish

Company US DOI / CESU Network

 

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Jenny Foggia

Company Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Position Upland Game Research Specialist
Location Lincoln, NE

 

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Alicia Freeman

Company Minnesota State University - Mankato
Position Graduate Research Assistant

 

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Caitlin Gaborow

Company Delaney Meeting & Event Management

 

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Kamden Glade

Senior at Wartburg College, majoring in biology with minors in environmental studies and business.
Company Wartburg College
Position Studen
Location Waverly, IA

 

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David Charles Glover

Company US Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Fish Biologist
Location Marion, IL

 

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Cameron Goble

Post doc working on the Michigan Arctic Grayling Restoration Initiative
Company Michigan Technological University
Position Post doctoral scholar
Location Houghton Mi

 

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Katelin Goebel

I am a second-year graduate student at the University of Minnesota and MN Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit working toward my M.S. in Natural Resources Science and Management (Wildlife Ecology & Management). I am curious about anthropogenic effects on wildlife and am studying insecticide exposure risk for wildlife on public grasslands in the agricultural region of Minnesota. Check out my lightning talk at 11 am in room 103C on Wednesday. Email: goebe081@umn.edu
Company MN Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, U of MN
Position Graduate Research Assistant
Location Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

 

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Nigel Golden

Company University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position Graduate Student
Location Amherst, MA

 

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Elizabeth Golebie

Company University of Illinois
Position Graduate Student

 

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Ashley Gramza

National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative Human Dimensions Subcommittee Co-Chair, and a Research Associate at Virginia Tech. The main goals of my position are to increase social science knowledge and capacity within the bird conservation community (through NABCI). I also performing social science research related to free-ranging domestic cats and wildlife conservation on private lands.
Company Virginia Tech/NABCI
Position Natl Bird Conservation Soc. Sci. Coordinator
Location Blacksburg, VA

 

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Ashley Gramza

Company Virginia Tech
Position National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator

 

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Dan Grigas

Company Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Position Fisheries Ecologist

 

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Robert Guerra

Robert is a Spanish and Canadian national that has over 15 years of experience developing solutions related to Internet governance, human rights, digital security and Internet freedom. Robert is the founder of Privaterra, a Toronto-based company that works with private industry and nongovernmental organizations to assist them with issues of digital security and Internet Governance. Mr. Guerra has participated as a member of the official Canadian delegation at two UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS). He is a member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation... Read more
Company Privaterra
Position CEO

 

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Tyler Ham

Company Indiana DNR
Position Assistant Fisheries Biologist
Location Winslow, IN

 

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Elliot Harmon

Senior Activist, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Elliot is a senior activist at EFF. He advocates for free speech and the right to innovate online, with particular emphases on patents, copyright, open access, and intermediary liability. He lives in San Francisco.


Company Electronic Frontier Foundation [EFF]
Position Senior Activist
Location San Francisco, USA

 

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Benjamin Heussner

Anything related to fisheries management.
Company WDNR
Position Fisheries Biologist
Location Waukesha County

 

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Nina Hill

Company UMN, Minnesota Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Position Graduate Researcher
Location Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

 

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Jordan Hofmeier

Company Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
Position Aquatic Ecologist
Location Pratt, KS

 

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Nathan Hooven

Company Southern Illinois University
Position Treasurer for SIUC Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Location Carbondale

 

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Tom Hughes

I'm an avid hunter and fly fisherman, a certified wildlife biologist, a graduate of Clemson and NCLI and co-owner of a UAV aerial imagery business.
Company National Wild Turkey Federation
Position Director of Research and Science
Location Edgefield, South Carolina

 

avatar for Andrew William Jamison

 

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Tisma Juett

Company National Shooting Sports Foundation
Position Manager, Recruitment & Retention
Location Tisma Juett

 

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Todd Kaufman

Company SDGFP
Position Resource Biologist
Location Webster

 

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Bidur Khadka

Location Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

 

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Blane A. Klemek

I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in fisheries and wildlife biology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and I've worked in the wildlife profession for 18 years, which includes 16 years with MNDNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. My on-the-job passion is land preservation through acquisition and conservation easements. My off-the-job passion is big game hunting, especially white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk.
Company MNDNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
Position Assistant Regional Wildlife Manager
Location NW Regional Headquarters, Bemidji, MN

 

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Nick Kollias

Company Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Position Assistant Aquatic Biologist
Location Cicero, IL

 
 
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