Pine Rockland Conference 2008: Rockland Forests in a Changing World

Florida International University - MARC Building, Pavilion Room, Thursday, February 28, 2008

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9:00-9:20
Opening Remarks
Chris Bergh
9:20-9:35 Part 1 of 3: Introduced Scale Insect Threatens Caribbean Pine Forests in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Bryan Naqqi Manco and Ethlyn Gibbs
9:35-9:50 Part 2 of 3: Introduced Scale Insect Threatens Caribbean Pine Forests in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Michele Sanchez
9:50-10:05 Part 3 of 3: Introduced Scale Insect Threatens Caribbean Pine Forests in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Martin Hamilton
10:05-10:30 Group Discussion: Is there a Threat of Spread and, if so, How Might it be Managed?  
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:05 Restoration of Privately Owned Pine Rockland Fragments in Miami-Dade County Steven E. Green
11:05-11:25 A Comparison of Locational Accuracy of Two Methods for Mapping Pine Trees and Applications for Spatial Analysis Danielle E. Ogurcak and Michael S. Ross
11:25-11:45 Results of Seven Years (1999-2005) of Prescribed Fire in Everglades National Park Pinelands Jay P. Sah and Michael S. Ross
11:45-12:45
Lunch
1:00-1:20 Ants and Plants with Extrafloral Nectaries; a Comparison of Fire Successional Habitats on Andros (Bahamas) Suzanne Koptur, Pascale William and Zuriany Olive
1:20-1:40 Pine Forests of Northern Bahamas National Parks Staff, Bahamas National Trust
1:40-2:00 The Status of Forestry Development in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Christopher C. Russell
2:00-2:30 Group Discussion: Are Forestry and Pine Forest Conservation Compatible in the Bahamas?  
2:30-2:50 Break
2:50-3:10 Determination of Vegetation Communities of Big Pine Key Using Historical Aerial Photographs in a GIS Patricia Houle, Keqi Zhang and Michael S. Ross
3:10-3:30 Hurricanes, Fire, and Coastal Pine Forests in a Rising Sea: the Florida Keys Michael S. Ross, Joseph O'Brien, Glenn Ford, Keqi Zhang, Anne Morkill
3:30-3:50 Exorcising Unnatural Management Joseph O'Brien, Robert J. Mitchell, J. Kevin Hiers, Mac A. Callaham Jr.
3:50-4:20 Group Discussion: Is "Natural" Practical?  
4:20-4:50 Group Discussion: Future Goals for the Pine Rockland Working Group  
4:50-5:00 Closing Remarks Chris Bergh
5:00-5:30 Break
5:30-7:30 Poster Session and Evening Social
  Fire Effects Monitoring of Rare Butterflies and their Host Plant in Everglades National Park Pine Rocklands Aerin D. Land
  Think Locally, Act Neighborly: Managing Invasive Species Across Boundaries in Florida Erin P. Myers, Kathy O'Reilly-Doyle, Alison Higgins and Kristina Serbesoff-King
  Fire Effects Monitoring of Snag Tree Characteristics in Everglades National Park Pine Rocklands Maya Vaidya
  How do Different Fire Regimes Affect Pineland/Dry Evergreen Forest Composition Across the Landscape Kristie Wendelberger and Alan Weakley
  Basic Sea Level Rise Modeling for Big Pine Key, Florida Chris Bergh, Michael Palmer, Alison Higgins and Lauran Brown

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