The 4th meeting of the North American Pika Consortium (NAPC-4) will be held
February 6-7, 2017 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada, USA.  This
meeting will be held in concert with the 64th annual meeting of The Western
Section of The Wildlife Society (TWS-WS), which will be Feb 7-10, 2017. 
(For more details on the TWS-WS meeting, see: http://tws-west.org).

Abstract submission:  Abstracts for papers to be presented as posters or
20-minute oral presentations (including Q&A) will be accepted through 11:59
Pacific time on October 15, 2016.  Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and
should follow the format posted by The Western Section of The Wildlife
Society (TWS-WS).  Please submit abstracts electronically by completing the
form available at: 
http://wildlifeprofessional.org/western/ac2017_abstract_submit.php.

Meeting Registration:  Registration for NAPC-4 is expected to open
approximately November 1, 2016 with early registration ending January 1,
2017. Please visit http://tws-west.org for more information.

Working Groups:   Please see the NAPC website
(http://ochotona.wix.com/pikaconsortium) for a continually updated list of
technical sessions and schedules as the meeting nears. We plan to schedule
time for the following working group topics but please contact Erik Beever
(ebeeve...@gmail.com) if you have any suggestions for alternative topics:
   Population Genetics & Genomics
   Health & Physiology
   Field Methods
   Climate
   Education
   Outreach and Citizen Science
   Distribution and Habitat
   Research and Review

Hotel Accommodations: Lodging options for this meeting are available at the
following hotels (please mention the NAPC conference to acquire the group
rate for each of these options):
   Whitney Peak Hotel (price not yet negotiated): (775) 298-5400
   Quality Inn and Suites (~$56.00/night): (775) 786-2500
   Baymont Inn and Suites ($52.00/night): (775) 786-2506
   Peppermill Resort (only if also attending the TWS-WS meeting)  See
(http://tws-west.org/events/2017/2017CallforPapers_20160822.pdf) for details
regarding room reservations. $59 or $79 / night, and on-site for the conference.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Interested in serving as a volunteer for this
meeting?  We are looking for assistance with preparing materials,
setting-up/breaking down equipment, chairing sessions, and judging student
presentations!  Please contact kbkling...@unr.edu for more information.

Photo Slideshow:  If you have a few photos of pika field work in action
(e.g. photos of wildlife, collaborators, beautiful landscape, etc.) that you
would like to share in our meeting slideshow, please please send them in
.jpg format to kbkling...@unr.edu!

We hope that you will consider joining us in Reno in early February!

Sincerely,

The NAPC-4 Conference Planning Committee

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