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USGS Biological Threat Surveillance Tools Virtual Event

May 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


NAISMA is hosting the USGS Biological Threats and Invasive Species Program with a special NISAW event!

USGS scientists will present a series of talks that tell the story of a Biological Threat Surveillance tool. These talks will highlight projects that demonstrate great examples of tools that are in use or nearing the use stage. We hope these talks will stimulate ideas in the audience and spark ideas for potential collaborations for new Bio-Threat Surveillance tools. Each presentation will give a “life history of the project” (how it started, the journey it took, original objectives, current status, and vision for the tool), demonstrate functionality of the tool, and, where applicable, include examples and success stories of how it has been used.

Agenda (times are listed in Eastern Time Zone)

9:00 am – Cindy Tam (Welcome & Introduction)
9:05 am – Wes Daniel: NAS Database
9:25 am – Mossballs
9:35 am – Jon Amberg: Role of eDNA kits in ED

9:55 am – Patrick Kocovsky (Session Introduction)
10:00 am – Adam Sepulveda: eDNA detection at gauge stations ED for dreissenids
10:20 am – Ryan Jackson: FluEgg modeling as early detection
10:40 am – Duane Chapman/Jesse Fisher: Modified Unified-Method as ED for invasive carps
11:00 am – James Duncker: Real-time telemetry as an early detection tool

11:20 am – Cindy Tam (Session Introduction)
11:25 am – Mike Adams: Preparing for Bsal in the US
11:45 am – Catherine Jarnevich: INHABIT: communicating invasive plant distribution models to inform detection and monitoring

12:05 pm – Camille Hopkins (Session Introduction)
12:10 pm – Diann Prosser: Avian influenza – the wild/domestic bird interface
12:30 pm – Patrick Hutchins: Exploration of the 2016 Yellowstone River fish kill and proliferative kidney disease in wild fish populations
12:50 pm – Anne Ballmann: non invasive sampling for White-nose syndrome

1:10 – 1:30 pm – Cindy Tam: Novel Biological Threat Surveillance Tools – IR/Drones, eDNA

The webinar will end promptly at 1:30 pm.

The next NISAW webinar begins at 2:00 pm.


May 18, 2021
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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