Upcoming Webinar- Area sensitivity in North American grassland birds: patterns and processes

Please find below conference details for the upcoming NRCS Biology Webinar, “Area sensitivity in North American grassland birds: patterns and processes” on April 18th at 2-4 PM EDT. The presenter will be Dr. Chris Ribic, Associate Professor in the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Unit Leader, USGS’s Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. Her biographical information can be viewed at http://wildlife.wisc.edu/faculty/ribic/ribic.htm . Chris leads an active research program examining the importance of the surrounding landscape to wildlife use of habitats in agricultural settings of the Upper Midwest and elsewhere, e.g., impacts of changing grazing practices on terrestrial vertebrates at the farm-level to the watershed-scale.  In 2009, Chris and colleagues published the attached major review paper on the subject of area sensitivity, “Area Sensitivity in North American Grassland Birds: Patterns and Processes.” In the upcoming NRCS Biology webinar, Chris will talk about minimum area requirements in birds and how managers are using this information to accomplish bird conservation in Wisconsin.
Net conference details are highlighted below. We will record the webinar and post it to the NRCS Biologists’ SharePoint Site, but those participating in the live webinar will have an opportunity to have their questions answered by the presenter. Please feel free to distribute this invitation to partners and cooperators.
We hope that you will be able to participate and welcome your feedback on this and future webinars.

Webinar Details
April 19, 2pm 

Phone #: 1-817-509-3332
Confirmation #: 1086181