Science Of the Service Symposium

On April 20-21, 2016, Region 1 held its inaugural region-wide Science of the Service symposium in Portland. Over 100 participants gathered in the Regional Office auditorium, and dozens more participated via phone and web-conferencing. This event was sponsored by the Region 1 Science Coordination Team, and its objectives included highlighting the role of science in Service decisions, promoting efficiency and effectiveness in Service activities, improving the quality of scientific outcomes and products, and increasing the appreciation of what and how science is being used in the Pacific Region. Twenty employees gave talks on a variety of topics, ranging from the use of new genetic tools for plant conservation to the use of drones for fish spawning surveys. The program also included remarks by the Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director, and Dave Scott - the Service's scientific integrity officer. Each presentation was video-recorded, and links to each video segment are listed below.


Opening Remarks - Robyn Thorson

Scientific integrity of the Service - Dave Scott

How much is enough? Identifying plant conservation areas in Hawaii using quantitative methods - Fred Amidon

The efficacy of using electrical waveforms to kill the embryos of invasive common carp at Malheur Lake - William G. Simpson

Monitoring and managing endemic forest birds at Hakalau Forest NWR - Steve Kendall

Latinos in the environment: Research in environmental identity - Jenny de la Hoz

Coho salmon spawner mortality in western US urban watersheds: bioinfiltration prevents lethal storm water impacts - Ken King

Developing non-invasive methods to monitor burrow-nesting seabirds - Roberta Swift

Pacific lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus use of new habitats in the White Salmon River Basin after the breach and removal of Condit Dam - Jeff Jolley

Assessing recovery units, how genetic data from Spalding's Catchfly have shaped the picture - Brice Adams

Combining demographic and geographic models to assess the current and future health of Newells Shearwater - Adam Vorsino

The science of hatchery reform and our Pacific Region National Fish Hatcheries - Doug Olson

A practical approach to modeling climate change vulnerabilities at National Fish Hatcheries - Kyle Hanson

Urban conservation: An urban stream can support a healthy population of Coastal Cutthroat Trout - Mike Hudson

Testing small unmanned aircraft systems for spawning surveys in a large river landscape - William P. Connor

Conserving Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds: Refuge science with application across the landscape - Jared Underwood

Experimental removal of barred owls to benefit northern spotted owls: The why and how - Robin Bown

Seasonal distribution and routes of pronghorn in the northern Great Basin - Gail Collins

Lessons learned in landscape conservation design in Region 1 - Tom Miewald

Climate change vulnerability assessment for Pacific Lamprey - Christina Wang

Novel vector control technologies, a potential game changer for Hawaiian forest bird recovery - Joshua Fisher

Overview of nutritional research for captive rearing of the endangered Lost River Sucker, Deltistes luxatus - Ron Twibell

Closing Remarks - Terry Rabot