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Workshop on Ecological Management and Research

May 18, 2018

UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach Rooms

Workshop Agenda

8:30-9:00am –Meet & Greet with Coffee & Snacks
9:00-9:15am – Introduction to UCI research centers and CEB – Travis Huxman
9:30 – 11:30 Session 1:  Use of Chemical Pesticides and Herbicides to Control Invasive Species in Open Spaces

Jutta Burger, IRC
Matt Skarie, Starr Ranch
Shannon Lynch, UCSC
Mia Maltz, UCR
Chris McDonald, UCANR

10:30 – 11:10 Breakout groups on Chemical Control of Invasive Species  & Gallery Walk
11:10 – 11:30 Moderated Discussion with Goal of Research Questions (Travis Huxman)

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 to 1:00 pm      Featured Speaker:  Daniel Stokols – Benefits of experiencing nature for human health

1:15 – 2:30    Session 2:  Conservation and Restoration of Wetlands

Barry Nerhus – Western pond turtles
Hailey, Amos, & Marcus – Restoration planning for a desert wetland habitat
Scott McMillan – Vernal pool restoration
John Villa – Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy

2:30 – 3:15 pm, Session 3:  Ongoing Projects

Jennifer Funk – Water Manipulation Experiment
Peter Dixon – Catalina Island Conservancy Research
Ashley D’Antonio – Exploring the Human Dimension: Understanding Recreation Use on the Nature Reserve of Orange County
Jennifer Long – CEB’s Internship Program

3:15 – 3:30pm, Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm, Session 4: CEB Ignite Presentations (Lightening Talks)

Melissa Steller – Traits and abundance:  County-wide patterns
Billy Mercado – Soils and vegetation
Juan Troncoso – Oak woodland monitoring results
Roxy & Song – Project CRYSTAL ecological results
Lauren & Moises – Project CRYSTAL learning outcomes
Jason – Vegetation Response to Fire
Sam & Chassidy – Greenhouse competition experiment
Victor – “The Bowl” Restoration at Crystal Cove State Park
Malia & Ashley – “The Bowl” Education & Outreach
Katharina & Marisol – Seeds v Seedlings Restoration at BBSC
Daowei & Austin – Seeds v Seedlings education talk

5:15 – 6:00    Reception