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2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium
2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium

2020 Loon/Diver Symposium Program

The 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium will be held [To Be Announced] in Portland, Maine. Sessions, presentations, and events held throughout the symposium are listed in our program below.

Learn more about specific events open to the public on our Community Engagement page.

 

Monday, October 19

Morning Session

Loon Rescue, Triage, and Rehabilitation
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by Mark Pokras, Tufts University

Ropes/Signs, Lake Closures, and Loons
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by John Cooley 

Afternoon Session

Volunteer Networks for Loons
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Led by Kathy Jones and Erica Lamoine

Rafts and Loons
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Led by Bill Hanson, BRI

Citizen Science: Help Track Migrating Loons
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Led by Nancy Sheehan, Journey North
Open to the public, learn more

Keynote Speaker and Banquet
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Keynote address by William Moomaw, Ph.D.
Co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Open to the public, learn more

 

Tuesday, October 20

Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:45 am
David Evers, BRI

Morning Session

Behavior and Demography
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by Jay Mager

Wind Power and Loons
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by Wing Goodale and Iain Stenhouse, BRI 

Afternoon Session 1

Monitoring 1
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Led by Lucas Savoy, BRI 

NRDAR (Oil Spills) and Loons
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Led by Jim Paruk, Saint Joseph's College  

Afternoon Session 2

Monitoring 2
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Led by Lucas Savoy, BRI

Reservoir (FERC) and Lake Management and Loons
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Led by David Evers, BRI 

Poster Session and Social
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public, learn more

 

Wednesday, October 21

Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Diana Solovyeva

Morning Session

Alaskan Loons
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by Jeff Fair

Mercury and Loons
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Led by David Evers, BRI 

Afternoon Session 1

Climate Change and Loons
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Led by Jim Paruk, Saint Joseph's College

Emerging Health Issues
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Led by Mark Pokras, Tufts University 

Afternoon Session 2

Technological Advances in the Field
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Led by Joel Schmutz, USGS

Lead and Loons Workshop
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Led by Mark Pokras, Tufts University

Closing Remarks and Discussion
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Led by David Evers, BRI

 
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