Contributed Oral Session 44: Mammal Ecology: Seals, Deer, and Bats
Tuesday, August 9, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 518 C, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Tucker, Strahan *,1, Bowen, W. Don2, Iverson, Sara1, 1 Department of Biology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada2 Marine Fish Division, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sex differences and inter-annual variation in diets of adult and juvenile grey seals: evidence from stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen.
8:20 AM: Breed, Greg*,1, Bowen, W. Don2, McMillan, Jim2, 1 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada2 Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Seasonal segregation of foraging areas by sex in a size dimorphic marine mammal.
8:40 AM: Austin, Deborah*,1, Bowen, W.D.2, McMillan, J.I.2, 1 Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada2 Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, Movement and diving behaviour as predictors of foraging success in a large marine predator: the grey seal, Halichoerus grypus.
9:00 AM: Brook, Ryan*,1, McLachlan, Stéphane1, 1 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Incorporating farmer knowledge to determine environmental and farm management factors associated with ungulate use of farms.
9:20 AM: Hwang, Yeen Ten*,1, Lariviere, Serge2, Messier, Francois1, 1 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada2 Fédération des Trappeurs Gestionnaires du Québec, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, Effects of winter severity, infectious diseases and individual characteristics on the survival of hibernating carnivores: a case study with striped skunks and rabies in a northern environment.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:50 AM: Biardi, James*,1, 1 PROF Joint Postdoctoral Program, Davis, CA, Mammalian snake venom metalloprotease inhibitors and their distribution in small mammal communities.
10:10 AM: Hice, Christine*,1, Velazco, Paul2, Brown, Carson1, Brown, James1, 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Albuquerque, NM, USA2 Department of Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA, Going beyond presence/absence data: Neotropical bat communities as a case study.
10:30 AM: McCain, Christy*,1, 1 NCEAS, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Elevational gradients in bat diversity: Is declining diversity the norm?
10:50 AM: Patriquin, Krista*,1, Chruszcz, Bryan2, 1 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada2 Parks Canada, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Little brown (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared (M. septentrionalis) bat roost selection at different spatial scales.
11:10 AM: Holloway, Gillian*,1, Malcolm, Jay1, 1 Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nest tree use by flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus and G. volans) in central Ontario.
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