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Master of Science in Conservation Medicine

Case Study Presentations and Poster Exhibit

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:30 – 4:30 pm

Varis Lecture Hall, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Introduction Dr. Chris Whittier
   Group 1: African Conservation Theme
9:05 Rangers as Researchers: The Implementation and Impact of a Mobile Monitoring Program for Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) Conservation on the Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservancy, Zimbabwe Catherine Ressijac
9:25 Integrated Schistosomiasis Control in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Conservation Medicine Solution for a Neglected Tropical Disease Evan Griffith
9:45 Food Security and the Bushmeat Trade: An Interdisciplinary Approach Alexander Piacentini
10:05 On Yaws Eradication– Selected Critical Thoughts Adam Krantz
10:25 Break
Group 2: Environmental Health, Ecosystem Health
10:40 Evaluating Environmental Parameters in One Health Experiments Caitlin McAllister
11:00 America’s Lead Crisis: A One Health Approach to Combat Environmental Lead Contamination in Urban Areas Tatyana Kalani
11:20 Birds of Prey as Biomonitors of Environmental Health: A Case Study About Anticoagulant Rodenticides Dr. Estefania Parra Ochoa
11:40 Elucidating the Elusive: A One Health Approach to Solving Narwhal Conservation Challenges Roxane Aflalo
12:00 Lunch Break / Poster Exhibit with MAPP

(outside Agnes Varis Auditorium)

Group 3: Wildlife Health and Disease
1:30 Mammal diversity and health at Ibitipoca State Park, Minas Gerais Brazil Dr. Erica Bacellar Soares
1:50 Variations in Parasite Loading of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson River Over Spawning Season Anne Christian
2:10 White-nose Syndrome in North American Vesper Bats: Evaluating the Reliability of Pd Detection Methods in Non-Hibernal Bats Dr. Jennifer Yu
2:30 Raising the Devil: Management of Tasmanian Devil Populations in the Face of a Deadly Cancer Nancy McNamara
2:50 Break
Group 4: Conservation Technology and Policy
3:05 Scent-Detection Working Dogs in Conservation Grace Kwon
3:25 Cages, Broken Eggs, and Influenza: The Multidimensional Legacy of the Exotic Parrot Trade Lucas Stegman
3:45 How Assisted Reproductive Technologies Can be Used as a Conservation Tool Danielle Sosnicki
4:05 Here Kitty Kitty: Mapping Suitable Locations for Cougars (Puma concolor) Reintroduction in New England | 2016 Benjamin Miranda
4:25 Closing Dr. Alison Robbins