The Institute for Conservation Research 2017 Seminar Series

Beckman Center for Conservation Research
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

Location: Main Conference Room, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Refreshments Provided
Public Welcome

Nov 30: Aryn Wilder, Ph.D., Cornell University
“Using Genomics to Inform Conservation and Understand Rapid Adaption on a Changing Planet"

Nov 29: Malcom Hunter, Ph.D., and Aram Calhoun, Ph.D., University of Maine
“Conserving Small Natural Features with Large Ecological Importance"

Nov 20: Veronica Rosas, University of Guadalajara
“Conservation of Yellow‐Peppered Salamander From Sierra de Quila Protected Area"

Nov 17: Ana Santiago, University of Guadalajara
“Amphibians and Reptiles From Central Western Mexico: Sierra de Quila Protected Area"

Oct 26: Leanne Van der Weyde, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Co-existence with Cheetah in the Kalahari"

Sept 27: Ron Kaufmann, Ph.D., University of San Diego
“Effects of Free-Drifting Icebergs on Antarctic Ecosystems"

Sept 20: David Wilmot, Ph.D., Ocean Champions
“The Politics of Conservation"

Sept 13: Ilya Zaslavsky, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
“SuAVE: A New Online System for Visual Analysis of Surveys and Image Collections"



August 23: Ryan Kastner, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
“Engineers for Exploration Part II"

August 16: Erin Riley, Ph.D., San Diego State University
“The Human-Macaque Interface in Indonesia and Florida, US: Toward Tolerance and Sustainable Coesistence"



July 26: Elizabeth Milano, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey
“From Salt Marshes to Mountains: Population Genomic Surveys of Six Rare Plant Species in San Diego County"

July 19: Teagen Partin, Institute for Conservation Research
“Genetic Diversity of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Viruses in Hoofstock at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park"

July 12: Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bristol
“Understanding the Human Aspects of the Bear Trade in Laos PDR and Cambodia"

July 5: Thomas Jensen, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Back From the Grave: Germline Stem Cell Rescue and Avian Conservation"

June 28: Ryan Kastner, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
“Engineers for Exploration"

June 21: Diana Hadley, Northern Jaguar Project
“The Jaguar and the Border Wall"

June 14: Shermin de Silva, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
“Behavior and Conservation of Asian Elephants in Sri Lanka"

June 7: Damien Mander, International Anti-Poaching Foundation
“Wildlife Conservation Through Direct Action"

May 31: Brad D. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., San Diego Natural History Museum
“Discovering the Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California"

May 24: Samantha Young, Institute for Conservation Research
“Del Mar a las Montañas: Engaging communities towards a better future for vaquita conservation"

May 17: John Clark, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Global and Center for Plant Conservation
“Ending Plant Extinction: An Update on the San Diego Zoo Global and Center for Plant Conservation Partnership"

May 10: Lynn Cullens, Mountain Lion Foundation
“Three Decades of Rural Outreach; People, Pens, and Puma Concolor"

May 3: Shannon Randolph, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Innovative Methods to Reduce Zoonotic Disease Risk and Human-Wildlife Conflict Around Kibale National Park, Uganda"

April 26: Adi Barocas, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Investigating the Movement, Sociality, and Demography of Carnivores and Their Implications for Conservation"

April 19: Mathias Tobler, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Preserving Peruvian Plant Specimens for Future Generations; Herbarium Digitalization in Peru"

April 12: Gary Albyn
“Manzovo - Place of the Elephants"

April 5: Rocio Palacios, Ph.D., Andean Cat Alliance, and Rodrigo Villalobos, Conflict Mitigation Program
“Conservation in Action: a Multinational Effort to Save the Soul of the Andes, the Andean Cat"

March 27: Thomas Mueller, Ph.D., Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute/Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
“Animal Movements: From Individual Behavior to Conservation Applications"

March 16: Stephanie Steele, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Genome-wide Transcriptional Response to Water Deficit in a California Endemic Oak, Quercus Douglasii"

March 1: Ken-ichiro Kamei, Ph.D., Kyoto University
“Solving the Environmental Issues for Cells: Towards Precise Regulation of Stem Cell Functions"

January 25: Daniel T. Blumstein, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
“Can In Situ Predator Training Improve Reintroduction Success?"