California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Symposium: The American Pika's Capacity for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Friday Morning, January 29, 2010
Charter Oak Ballroom B&C

Chairs:    Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley
David Wright, California Department of Fish and Wildlife  

Time Title & Speakers
9:15 to 9:20 am Introductions and announcements
9:20 to 9:40 am Introduction to the California Pika Consortium (PDF) by Toni Lyn Morelli
9:40 to 10:00 am Investigating the Status of American Pika (Ochotona princeps) at Historic Northern Sierra Sites (PDF) by David H. Wright
10:00 to 10:20 am Resurveying Historic Pika Populations in California: Results and Lessons from the Grinnell Resurvey Project (PDF) by John D. Perrine* and James L. Patton
10:20 to 10:40 am Morning Break
10:40 to 11:00 am Establishing the Baseline: Historical Biogeography of the American Pika (PDF) by Kurt Galbreath
11:00 to 11:20 am A Passel of Pikas in Lava Beds at Low Elevation (PDF) by Chris Ray
11:20 to 11:40 am Dispersal in Fragmented Habitats: Using Genetic Markers to Understand Long Term Movement Patterns (PDF) by Mary M. Peacock*, Susan J. Merideth, Chris Ray, Eileen Hickey and Peter F. Brussard
11:40 to 12:00 pm Thermal Regimes of Talus Fields Enhance American Pika’s Resilience to Warming (PDF) by Constance I. Millar; Robert D. Westfall*; Andrew Smith
12:00 to 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 to 1:20 pm Introductions and announcements
1:20 pm to 1:40 pm Adaptive Capacity of Pikas: Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Changing Microclimate (PDF) by Edward W. West
1:40 to 2:00 pm Increasingly Rapid Ecoregional Decline of a Montane Mammal: Contemporary Climate Change Alters Extinction Dynamics by Erik Beever, Jennifer Wilkening, Chris Ray, Philip Mote, and Peter F. Brussard
2:00 to 2:20 pm Climate Threats to the American Pika: Modeling Historical Persistence for 21st Century Projections (PDF) by Scott Loarie
2:40 to 3:00 pm Protecting the American Pika under the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts (PDF) by Shaye Wolf
3:00 to 4:00 Group Discussion