The 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and the 29th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. was held February 21-22, 2019 at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, Jacksonville, Florida. This two-day meeting hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had approximately 225 attendees. The theme of the SBDN Plenary session was Projecting Future Bat Distribution Patterns. The meeting included 6 workshops, with 5 of those on various aspects of acoustic monitoring and 1 on use of stable isotopes to study animal movements. There were 3 specialty symposia on the topics of White-nose syndrome, Coordination of bat monitoring activities across the Southeast, and the Eastern Spotted Skunk Cooperative Study Group. There were 30 contributed oral presentations and 34 poster presentations.
2018 Annual Meeting
From 26-29 March 2018, the Southeast Bat Diversity Network (SBDN) participated in a joint North American Bat Working Group meeting in Roanoke, Virginia. The Midwest Bat Working Group, Northeastern Bat Working Group, and SBDN met jointly, along with colleagues from Mexico and Canada. Close to 400 people attended the meeting, which included a plenary session on onshore and offshore wind energy development and the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.