2023 Plenary Speakers:

Katie Dugger, OSU Assistant Professor, Assistant USGS Unit Leader

“Life at the bottom of the world: Adélie penguins in a changing environment”

Sue Haig, OSU Professor, Retired USGS Senior Scientist

“Will the Pacific Flyway Survive: Climate Change and Great Basin Wetlands”

Dr. Susan Haig is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University and Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. She recently retired as a Senior Scientist at the USGS in Corvallis, OR; She is one of only 4 women to have achieved the rank of Senior Scientist (ST) in USGS.  Her research addresses factors that contribute to endangered species recovery as well as climate issues for desert birds. For more than 30 years, she has studied Great Basin waterbirds and the population genetics of many other species such as Spotted Owls, Micronesian Kingfishers, Guam Rails, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and California Condors. Dr. Haig has served on many endangered species recovery panels and is the past president of American Ornithologists Union and the Audubon Society of Corvallis.

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