Conservation conference, brown tree snake meeting to be held next week

by University of Guam
University of Guam

The second annual Marianas Terrestrial Conservation Conference and Workshop, to include the annual brown tree snake meeting, will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 13, to Thursday, Nov. 15 at Guam Community College in the Multipurpose Auditorium (MPA), Building 400. The conference is a joint collaboration of the University of Guam’s Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, the Research Corporation of the University of Guam, the Environmental Technician Certification Program at Guam Community College, HDR Inc., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Iowa State University.

Talks and posters will feature biological research and conservation work being done in the Mariana Islands. University scientists, agency officials, students, and contractors will present on a variety of topics including watershed conservation, forest restoration and landscape management, animal ecology and natural history, bird conservation, and brown tree snake management. Also featured will be conservation planning board game sessions, a job fair for students and the public, field trips, and a networking/poster session at the Guam Museum.

Schedule overview:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plenary and short talks

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Job fair at GCC Multipurpose Auditorium

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Talks and closing remarks

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Networking/Poster Session, Guam Museum

Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. – Noon

Optional field trips

Space is limited. For more information, draft agenda, and to register for the conference and field trips, visit https://marianasterrestrialconservation.weebly.com/ or contact Haldre Rogers at haldre@iastate.edu or Joni Kerr at jonita.kerr@guamcc.edu.

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