Conservation Update on the Sandy Cay Rock Iguana

Conservation Update on the Sandy Cay Rock Iguana (Cyclura rileyi cristata) Presented by Sandra D. Buckner Sandra D. Buckner, William K. Hayes, John B. Iverson, Jill M. Jollay, Phillip S. Weech, Steve Smith, Pat Hayes, Seila Iverson, and James Traverse Cyclura rileyi is one of […]

Genetic Identification of an Isolated Seahorse Population

Genetic Identification of an isolated seahorse population in a saltwater lake on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas Presented by Emily Rose Emily Rose, Heather Masonjones, and Adam G. Jones Previous work in a saltwater lake, Sweetings Pond, on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, identified the presence of seahorses belonging […]

Population and Habitat Preferences of the Lined Seahorse

Population dynamics and habitat preferences of the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) inhabiting a Bahamian saltwater lake. Presented by Heather D. Masonjones Heather D. Masonjones, Emily Rose, Rob Drummond, and Jocelyn Curtis-Quick Anchialine ponds are habitats frequently associated with unique biota that differs dramatically from nearby […]

Trends in Early Plant-Pollinator Community Recovery

Trends in Early Plant-Pollinator Community Recovery Following Three Hurricanes on San Salvador Island. Presented by Carol L. Landry Carol L. Landry and Nancy B. Elliott The purpose of this study is to identify plant and animal species critical to the recovery of coastal plant-pollinator communities […]

Will Fire Ants Conquer The Bahamas?

Will fire ants conquer The Bahamas?: The impact of habitat type on competitive interactions between alien fire ants and ant species assemblages on San Salvador, The Bahamas Presented by Daniel Kjar and Zachory Park Zachory Park and Daniel Kjar The imported red fire ant (Solenopsis […]

Lepidoptera of The Bahamas

Preliminary Results on Surveys of Lepidoptera of The Bahamas Presented by Jacqueline Miller Jacqueline Miller, Deborah Lott, Mark Simon, Gary Goss, Rick Rozycki, and Nancy Albury Lepidoptera as model study organisms are critical in studies of biodiversity in the Caribbean Basin and especially in The […]

The Kirtland’s Warbler

The Kirtland’s Warbler: Designing conservation programs for the Bahamas archipelago wintering grounds Presented by David Ewert David Ewert, Joseph Wunderle, Dave Currie, Jennifer White, Genie Fleming, Eric Carey, and Scott Johnson The Kirtland’s warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii), one of North America’s rarest Neotropical-Nearctic migrants, breeds almost […]

Biology, History, and Ecology of the Bahama Swallow

The population biology, life history, and ecology of the Bahama swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis): informing conservation of an endemic bird species Presented by Maya Wilson Maya Wilson The Bahama swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis) is a poorly known and endangered bird species that is endemic to the northern […]

Extirpation and Survival of Abaconian Birds

Extirpation and Survival of Abaconian Birds Before and After Human Arrival Presented by David Steadman David Steadman, Nancy Albury, and Janet Franklyn Using thousands of identified fossils from prehistoric sites on Abaco, we compare the rates of extinction (species-level loss), extirpation (population-level loss), and survival […]

From Students to Stewards

From Students to Stewards, Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) introduces a transformative mangrove curriculum to Abaco Presented by Amy Heemsoth Amy Heemsoth, Olivia Patterson-Maura, and Cassandra Abraham The Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) is an immersive, yearlong experiential education program that engages high school students […]