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MISC scientific advisory panel workshop


When Apr 17, 2018 09:00 AM to
Apr 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Where Flathead Lake Biological Station, 32125 Bio Station Lane, Polson MT
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 444-0547
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Montana Invasive Species Council
eDNA SCIENCE ADVISORY PANEL

Flathead Lake Biological Station

APRIL 17-18, 2018

 

AGENDA

 

 

 

9AM

Welcome

  • ·         Dept. of Fish Wildlife & Parks
  • ·         Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
  • ·         Flathead Lake Biological Station

 

 

 

Background on need for Science Advisory Panel on eDNA

 

Introductions

  • ·         Panelists
  • ·         Steering Committee
  • ·         Public/others

Martha Williams/John Tubbs - Director

FWP/DNRC

 

Jim Elser, Director
Flathead Lake Biological Station

 

Tom Woolf, AIS Bureau Chief
FWP

 

Leah Elwell

9:45 AM

Overview of day

Ground rules

Outcomes

Leah Elwell

10:00 AM

Session one: State of the Science

  • ·         Examples of using eDNA to successfully manage a biological problem
  • ·         Lessons learned – Asian carp
  • ·         History of use with dreissenids
  • ·         Other methodologies/philosophies that can inform issue

Leah Elwell

Panelists

11:00 AM

BREAK

 

11:15 AM

Question/Answer – session one

All

11:30 AM

Session two: In the Field

  • ·         Sample collection
    • o   Depth/temperature/location
    • o   Equipment
  • ·         Decontamination
  • ·         Preservation and shipping

Leah Elwell

Panelists

12:30 PM

LUNCH (provided)

 

1:30 PM

Question/Answer – session 2

All

1:45 PM

Session three: Analysis

  • ·         Markers
  • ·         Protocols
  • ·         Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Leah Elwell

Panelists

2:45 PM

Question/Answer – session three

All

3:00 PM

Session four: Interpreting results

  • ·         False positives
  • ·         Notification

Leah Elwell

Panelists

4:00 PM

Question/Answer

All

4:15 PM

Case Study: Tiber Reservoir

Tom Woolf

5:00 PM

Wrap up

Leah Elwell

6:00 PM

Group dinner (drive to Bigfork)

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO: 8:30 AM - NOON

 

8:30 AM

Welcome

Leah Elwell

8:45 AM

Review of day one topics and recommendations

Leah Elwell

 

Session five: Management implications

  • ·         If/how managers can use eDNA results
  • ·         Communicating to stakeholders & the public

Leah Elwell

Panelists

9:45 AM

Question/answer

All

10:00 AM

BREAK

 

10:15 AM

Session six: Next steps

  • ·         Research and development
  • ·         Need for standard protocols & QA/QC
  • ·         Addressing gaps

Leah Elwell

Panelists

11:15 AM

Question/answer

All

11:30 AM

Recap of recommendations and action items

Leah Elwell

12:00 PM

Convene

 

 

 

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