Conference Program - Oral Presentations


Monday July 18

M. Obbard & F. van ManenIntroduction and Welcoming Remarks
Bear Specialist Group Session - Expert Team Updates
Djuro Huber & Jon SwensonEuropean Brown Bears
Larry van Daele & Tsutomu ManoNorth Asian Brown Bears
Emre Can & S. SathyakumarSouth Asian Brown Bears
Dave Garshelis & Mei-hsiu HwangAsiatic Black Bears
G. Hosein YusefiBears in Iran
Gabriella Fredriksson & Rob SteinmetzSun Bears
Coffee Break
Bear Specialist Group Session (cont'd)
Lorraine ScotsonBears in Laos
Chris Servheen & Chris ShepherdTrade in Bear Parts
Thomas Sharp, Naim Akhtar & Harendra BargaliSloth Bears
Dajun Wang & Ron SwaisgoodGiant Pandas
Ximena Velez-Liendo & Isaac GoldsteinAndean Bears
Diana Doan CriderBears in Mexico
John BeechamHuman-Bear Conflicts
Lydia KolterCaptive Bears
Lunch Break
Bears and Climate Change
P. Gachon (Invited)An overview of anticipated global climate changes for the 21st century and their associated uncertainties at the regional-scale
M. Proctor et alGPS telemetry and habitat modeling identify linkage zones in fragmented region of western North America providing adaptive options for grizzly bear response to climate change
K. Pigeon et al.Denning behaviour and climate change: Linking environmental variables to denning of grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains and boreal forest of Alberta, Canada.
J. Whiteman et al.How are polar bears (Ursus maritimus) adjusting their physiology and behavior to cope with climate change?
K. Rode et al.A tale of two polar bear populations: ice habitat, harvest, and body condition
Coffee Break
Bears and Climate Change (cont'd)
S. Nielsen and B. McLellanPotential implications of climate change on grizzly/brown bears in North America
M. SongerGiant Panda and climate change
S. Garcia-Rangel and G. PapadakisGlobal warming: A threat for the Andean bear?
S. Amstrup (Invited)Polar bear population projections:  reliability in the face of uncertainty
Dinner Break & Announcements
C. ServheenWorkshop - Climate Change and Bears

Tuesday July 19

Conservation Case Studies
E. CanThe Challenge of Bear Conservation in Developing Countries of the World
S. Wong et al.The effects of selective logging on sun bears in lowland dipterocarp rainforest of Borneo
N.P.S. Chauhan and S. SathyakumarSun bears in India: Conservation vs. Threats
A. AryalConservation and Research Status of Brown bear from 2008 to 2011 in Nepal
N. Dharaiya et alStatus of Sloth bears in north Gujarat, India and their conservation opportunities
B. Zug et alCommunity engagement, para-biologist training and Andean bear conservation in and around southern Sangay National Park, Ecuador
Coffee Break
Collaborative Projects in Bear Studies
M. Proctor et al (Invited)Population Fragmentation and Inter-ecosystem Movements of Grizzly Bears in Western Canada and the Northern USA
A. Zedrosser et alOne species, two continents, three patterns of growth; brown bears in North America and Europe.
M. Owen et al.Polar bears are seasonally motivated to discriminate conspecific sex and reproductive status via pedal scent
R. Van Horn et al.How well can we use photographs to identify Andean bears, assess their kinship, and estimate their ages?
H. Reynolds et alIs it ethical to capture brown bear offspring?
Lunch Break
Ecology and Behaviour of Polar Bears
I. Stirling et al.Interrelationships between polar bears, seals, sea ice and climate in northern Labrador and Davis Strait
E. Peacock et al.Population Ecology of Polar Bears in Davis Strait, Canada and Greenland
V. Sahanatien et al.Multi Scale Assessment of Polar Bear Habitat in Seasonal Sea Ice, Foxe Basin, Nunavut
G. Thiemann et al.Individual Dietary Specialization in Polar Bears
A. Pagano et al.Long-distance swimming events by adult female polar bears in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas
A. Derocher and P. MolnarPolar bear politics, ecology, and conservation in Canada
Coffee Break
Aboriginal and Traditional Knowledge of Bears
S. SengerGrizzly bears as the Umbrella Species for the St'at'imc First Nation Culture
C. Lambert-Koizumi and A. DerocherDo grizzly bears eat mountain sheep? A search for evidence in a northern alpine ecosystem
E. RodriguezSignificance of Mashiramo (Tremarctos ornatus) to the Yupka's communities in the Columbian Serrania Del Perijá
M. KakekespanCree Understanding of Wabusk: Documenting traditional knowledge of Polar Bears in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario
D. Henri and E. PeacockCombining Inuit Ecological Knowledge and Western Science in Wildlife Governance: The Case of Polar Bear Co-Management in Nunavut
Dinner Break & Announcements
Public Session I. Stirling & S. Herrero

Wedneday July 20 - Field Trips

Thursday July 21

Bear Behaviour
R. Appleton et al.Seasonality of Reproduction in Wild Spectacled Bears in the Dry Forest of Cerro Venado, Peru
L. Homstol and C. St ClairWhistles and slingshots increase the wariness of American black bears
K. Noyce and D. GarshelisEvidence for Conspecific Cueing in Guiding Landscape-Level Movements of American Black Bears in Northcentral Minnesota
K. Kendall et al.Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Marking Behavior
I. Seryodkin et al.Intraspecific Relationships Between Brown Bears, Asiatic Black Bears and the Amur Tiger
M. KrofelThe Noble Cat and the Big Bad Scavenger: The Effects of Kleptoparasitism by Brown Bears on Eurasian Lynx
Coffee Break
Physiology of Bears
A. Mendoza et al. Non-invasive monitoring of ovarian function in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) by measuring fecal steroid metabolites.
T. Roth et al.Non-invasive Fecal Hormone Monitoring for Evaluating Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Reproductive Activity
O. Fröbert and J. SwensonThe brown bear as a reverse translational model for human health and disease
T. Spady et alCharacterization of polyestrus in American black bears, Ursus americanus
K. Malcolm et al.The critical role of captive bears in assessing stress in wild Asiatic Black Bear populations in southwest China
Lunch Break
Population Estimation
M. Efford (Invited)Estimating bear populations by spatially explicit capture-recapture
J. Woods et al (Invited)Genetic tagging free-ranging black bears and grizzly bears since 1995: implications for population-level studies of bears and other wildlife
J. Laufenberg et alEffects of Subsampling Genotyped Hair Samples to Estimate Black Bear Abundance
C. Apps et al.Grizzly bear Abundance, Distribution, Connectivity and Conservation across the Southern Coast Ranges of British Columbia
S. Sathyakumar et alEstimating the Asiatic black bear Population using different techniques-a case study from Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India
D. Ngoprasert and G. GaleDensity estimation of Asiatic Black Bear and Sun Bear using chest marks and photographic capture recapture sampling
S. Stapleton et alAerial survey estimation of abundance for polar bears during the ice-free season
Coffee Break
Population Ecology of Bears
B. McLellanPopulation regulation of grizzly bears on an industrialized landscape: the case of the changing bottom.
S. Nielsen et alSilver spoons, forest landscapes, and grizzly bear body size patterns in Alberta
R. Maraj et al.Effects of conspecifics on habitat selection by grizzly bears in the southwest Yukon, Canada
O. Gonzalez et al.Litter size reduction reveals sibling competition in brown bear Ursus arctos.
S. Koike et al.Are bears effective seed disperser in the temperate forest ecosystem? Estimate of the seed shadow created by the Asiatic black bear.
Dinner Break & Announcements
M. Efford Workshop - Spatially-explicit capture-recapture population estimation
R. Van Horn Workshop - Facilitating collaborative partnerships to improve bear research, conservation, and husbandry of captive and free-ranging bears

Friday July 22

Invited Panel on Bear Feeding - Introduction
Invited Panel on Bear Feeding
J. HechtelBear feeding: an overview of current policies and state of knowledge
K. GuntherA fed bear is a dead bear: how this catchy phrase and management philosphy led to positive changes for bears and visitors in national parks.
L. RogersCan food lead black bears out of trouble?
A. BryantExperimental Diversionary Feeding of Black Bears at Lake Tahoe, CA
S. Baruch-MordoFood for thought: why diversionary feeding may not be an effective management tool for urban human-bear conflicts
K. JerinaEffects of supplemental feeding on bear spatial behavior, habituation on people, and human-bear conflicts: studies of long-term intensive feeding of brown bears in Slovenia, Europe
Coffee Break
Invited Panel on Bear Feeding (cont'd)
Discussion (Led By D. Garshelis)
Human-Bear Conflict / Human Dimensions
N. D'Cruze et alHuman-Bear Conflict: A Review of Concepts and Global Trends
Lunch Break
F. van ManenIBA Members Meeting
Human-Bear Conflict / Human Dimensions (cont'd)
M. Ditmer et al.Factors driving range requirements and habitat use of a population living on the edge: Ursus americanus thriving in a fragmented, agricultural landscape
F. Liu et al.Human-bear conflicts influence villagers' attitudes but not necessarily behaviors
T. Kubo and Y. ShojiTrekkers' preferences for bear-encounter risk management in Daisetsuzan National Park, northern Japan: Using a choice experiment
U. Singh et alInvestigation on black bear-human conflict in Kashmir, India
Coffee Break
I. Kumari et alSocio-economic Survey of Rehabilitated Kalandars in India, (Pre and Post Rehabilitation)
X. Velez-LiendoIdentification of human-bear conflict zones for Andean bears in Bolivia
D. Zec et alHunting brown bears as a key management tool in Croatia
T. Coleman et al.Interaction between grizzly bears and backcountry users in Yellowstone National Park, bear management areas
K. SatyanarayanPoaching of sloth bear cubs and illegal trade routes in India
M. Obbard & F. van Manen Conference Closing