21st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network &
26th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S.
February 18-19, 2016
Join us for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network (SBDN Meeting) and 26th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. (Mammal Colloquium), February 18-19, 2016, in Guntersville, Alabama. This joint meeting will bring together conservation biologists, private and public land managers, private consultation organizations, educational institutions, citizen scientists, and outdoor enthusiasts across a 16-state region in the Southeast. Presentations on the latest mammalian conservation and research will be given and discussed. The Mammal Colloquium will provide a forum for student and professional oral and poster presentations on any topic related to mammals.
Registration: Click here to register!
Student: $50 ($80, after January 21); Non-Student: $80 ($110 after January 21)
Meeting T-shirts: Designed by Pat Perry, Men’s/Women’s shirt – Gray cotton blend ($15 per shirt). NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ORDER. A few extra t-shirts will be available at the meeting on a first come, first served basis.
Lodging: Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge (http://www.alapark.com/lake-guntersville-state-park): Lodge Rooms: $88.00 (Bluff side – Queen), $75 (Parking lot side – Queen); Chalets (2 Bedroom/1Bath, Full Kitchen): $125/night (2-night minimum). NOTE: Please inform registration that you are with the SBDN meeting to receive these rates and available Chalets/rooms.
18 Feb (AM) – Spotted Skunk Working Group Meetings/ Field Trip (more information below).
For those of you not planning to attend the Spotted Skunk Cooperative Study Group Meeting (Thursday, Feb 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.), the following field trips options have been offered during Thursday morning, by Kate Gribbin, Park Naturalist, Lake Guntersville State Park. Most of the field trips will require driving or carpooling in personal vehicles. An estimate of field trip duration has been included with each activity. Each field trip would depart at the same time (9:00 a.m.) from the Lodge. Park staff can provide two simultaneous trips from the options below:
***We will have sign-up sheets for each field trip option at the Registration Desk (Concierge Desk in the Main Lobby of Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge) beginning Wednesday ~4:00 p.m., February 17, 2016. Kate will make a final decision prior to the 9AM departures on Thursday morning as to what field trip options are selected. You also may go ahead and let the Local Host Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kate (Kate.Gribbin@dcnr.alabama.gov) know in advance of the meeting if you’re interested in attending a field trip (and which one, if you’ve made a decision). That might help Kate with planning. If you let us know ahead of time, still plan on signing up at the Registration Desk if possible.
18 Feb (PM) – Plenary; SBDN Business Meeting; Social/Poster Session/Silent Auction (Preview already donated items!)
19 Feb – Mammal Colloquium (Breakfast and Lunch Provided)
Mammal Colloquium: We invite all interested parties with research topics involving mammals to present findings in either an oral (Fri) or poster presentation (Thurs PM). We encourage students, professors, researchers, and policy makers to share their knowledge.
Questions? Contact the local host committee at email@example.com.
Please take time to visit our meeting sponsors’ websites.