I recently did my first podium presentation at the 48th Annual AZ/NM JAM in Las Cruces, NM. This is a regional meeting of The Wildlife Society. I presented a talk about connectivity in the Sonoran Desert based on wildlife movement capabilities. It was titled:
Connectivity and Isolation in the Management of Aquatic Resources in the Sonoran Desert: Nested Frameworks for Maintaining Biodiversity
It seemed to be well received and I enjoyed the experience. Not only are these conferences important for scientific discussion and discourse, but they are a fun time and a good way to get to know people. It is also a good time to show off a little. There are photo contests at many of these. I managed to snag an award for the Human Dimensions category. The picture was one I took in Buckskin Gulch near the AZ and UT border a couple years ago. I was hiking with a good friend and scientist Quentin (featured in the photograph). Just thought I would share it!
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