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Monday, April 14

1 - 5 p.m.   Registration Café Brauer - Lincoln Park Zoo Registration and Presentation drop-off
5:30 - 8 p.m.   Pre-Conference Social Byfield's Lounge - Ambassador East Hotel

Tuesday, April 15

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.   Poster Viewing (Session One) Café Brauer Tent - Lincoln Park Zoo
8:30 a.m.   Conference Welcome
8:45 a.m.   Opening Plenary
“Developing the science of reintroduction biology” - Phil Seddon
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.   Coffee break and Poster Session One in conference tent
10:00 a.m.   Session 1: Planning a program and developing a design

“The use of PVA to define success criteria in reintroduction” - Francois Sarrazin

“What are the questions reintroduction practitioners should seek to address?” - Doug Armstrong

“The who, what, where, when, why and how of avian reintroductions” - Joanne Earnhardt

“Models for complex questions: Individual-based spatially explicit models in reintroduction research” - Eloy Revilla

“Reintroducing 'Ratty’ ” - T.P. Moorhouse

“Behavioral theory to the rescue? How manipulating the behavioral environment at time of release can increase reintroduction success” - Debra Shier
Noon - 1:15 p.m.   Lunch buffet at Big Cats Café, Lincoln Park Zoo Main Mall
1:15 p.m.  

Session 2: Using monitoring and adaptive management

“Effects of differing ecology and taxonomy on the facilitation and evaluation of reintroduction success” - Axel Moehrenschlager

“Reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses to the Kalameili Nature Reserve in Xinjiang Province, China: Challenges and opportunities?” - Melissa Songer

“A strategic plan for augmenting desert tortoise populations in the southwestern United States” - Kimberleigh J. Field

“Transfer of existing scientific know-how on species reintroductions can help to improve reintroduction plans of related species” - Peter Beeck

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.   Coffee break and Poster Session One in conference tent
3:15 p.m.  

Session 2 continues: Using monitoring and adaptive management

“Parrots, islands, cages and hawks: The evolution of a successful adaptive management strategy” - Thomas H. White Jr.

“A model for evaluating reintroduction success” - Markus Gusset

“California condor: Lessons learned in recovering a K-selected species” - Mike Wallace

4:30 p.m.   Panel Discussion: Resolving the tension between science and management in reintroductions - Devra Kleiman, moderator
5:45 - 8 p.m.   Welcome Reception at Regenstein Center for African Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo

Wednesday, April 16

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.   Poster viewing Session Two in conference tent
8:30 a.m.   Conference Plenary
“Can the science of restoration ecology contribute to the science of reintroduction biology?” - Don Falk
9 - 9:45 a.m.   Coffee break and Poster Session Two in conference tent
9:45 a.m.  

Session 3: Demographic and environmental factors influencing reintroductions

“Spatial ecology of population restorations” - David Saltz

“Importance of long distance dispersal to conservation of swift fox in the Northern Great Plains” - Kevin M. Honness

“The Arabian Oryx Project, Oman” - Andrew Spalton

“Are avian reintroduction protocols a model for other animals? A test comparison of avian and reptile reintroductions on New Zealand islands” - Charles H. Daugherty

“Disease risk assessment for reintroductions: Are we relying on the wrong data?” - Bruce Rideout

“Introducing ungulates to unfamiliar environments: Behavioral and endocrine responses in bighorn sheep” - Amanda Leigh Murray

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Lunch buffet at Big Cats Café, Lincoln Park Zoo Main Mall
1 p.m.  

Session 4: Breeding programs and genetic factors influencing reintroductions

“New areas of genetics research employed in the design, implementation, and assessment of endangered species reintroduction efforts” - George Amato

“Founder effects and inbreeding and their consequences for small island reintroduction programs” - Ian G Jamieson

“Application of behavioral ecology to captive breeding and reintroduction programs of lekking bird species” - Michel Saint Jalme

“Reintroduction of the otter (Lutra lutra) in the Netherlands: hidden life revealed by non-invasive genetic monitoring” - Hans Peter Koelewijn

“PVA informs management of captive breeding programs for reintroductions: An island fox example” - Colleen Lynch

3 - 3:30 p.m.   Coffee break and Poster Session Two in conference tent
3:30 p.m.  

Session 5: Conservation perspectives

“Reintroduction as a technique to restore ecological communities and improve regional conservation” - Zena Tooze

“Evaluation of the conservation impacts of fish introductions” - Heather Koldewey

“Translocation and early post-release demography of endangered laysan teal” - Michelle Reynolds

4:30 p.m.   “Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) contributions to the scientific underpinning of reintroduction” - Fred Launay
5 p.m.   Conference closing remarks
5:15 p.m.   Conference adjourns
7 p.m.  

Public Lecture

Back from the Brink: Reintroducing Endangered Species
Public Lecture - Tickets Sold Separately $20
Café Brauer 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Steve Thompson - Lincoln Park Zoo
Mike Phillips - Turner Endangered Species Fund