CPC Meetings and Events

Summer 2011 Meeting and Field Trip, July 31 - Aug 1, 2011

Winter 2011 Meeting of the California Pika Consortium, February 11, 2011

Riverside, CA - 2/11/2011

Meeting Presentations

Topic/Title Speaker/Facilitator
Introduction (PDF) Scott Osborn
Round Robin Updates Deana Clifford
Pika Surveys in CDFW Region 2 (PDF) Joseph Stewart & David Wright
Bodie Update (PDF) Andrew Smith
Health and Handling Studies (verbal update - no slides) Deana Clifford & Janet Foley
Graph-Theoretical Analysis (PDF) Bob Westfall
Belding’s Ground Squirrel Update (PDF) Toni Lyn Morelli
Update on CESA Petition (verbal update - no slides) Shaye Wolf
National Park Service Pika Habitat Occupancy Study: Preliminary Results from Eight Parks (PDF) Mackenzie Jeffress & Chris Ray
Dynamics of Pika Distribution in the Hydrographic Great Basin, Over the Last Century (PDF) Erik Beever
Spatial Relationships and Social Organization in Pikas (PDF) Andrew Smith
Status of Pika Populations in the Bodie Hills (PDF) Lyle Nichols
Pikas, Cows, and Weasels (PDF) Connie Millar
Citizen Science Monitoring (web demo - no slides) Scott Loarie


Topic/Title Speaker/Facilitator
Pika Population Status and Threats - Facilitated Discussion Scott Osborn
1. Sierra Nevada populations (PDF), 2 (PDF)  
2. Southern Cascades populations (PDF) (PDF)  
3. Great Basin populations (PDF)  
4. Bodie populations (PDF), 2 (PDF)  
5. Pika ecological resilience (PDF)  
Next steps for the CPC (PDF) Connie Millar
Closing remarks Toni Lyn Morelli

Methods for Assessing Pika Distribution and Population Status, July 1 2010, Sacramento

The CPC Committee held a meeting on July 1, 2010, for California pika researchers to discuss survey protocols and monitoring methods for pika. An assessment of areas where monitoring and surveys are needed was made, and methods for safely handling pikas during field research were discussed.

Presentation List

The Science Locator Project
Sean Finn, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
(web application demonstration)

Surveying Spatial Distribution: Developing a Standard Rapid Assessment Method for American Pika (PDF)
Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service

Monitoring Temporal Status of American Pika Populations; Developing a Standard Approach
Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley
(presentation not available)

Sampling Design For Estimating Density, Occupancy, And Habitat Associations Of Alpine Mammals In The Sierra Nevada And White Mountains (PDF)
Rob Klinger, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Updates on Methods for Handling American Pika in Native Environments; Opportunities and Challenges for Research and Monitoring (PDF)
Janet Foley, Katryna Fleer, and Peter Pascoe University of California, Davis
Deanna Clifford, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley

The American Pika's Capacity for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change, Symposium at The Wildlife Society - Western Section Annual Conference, January 29, 2010

Friday Morning, January 29, 2010
Charter Oak Ballroom B&C

Chairs:    Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley
David Wright, California Department of Fish and Wildlife  

Time Title & Speakers
9:15 to 9:20 am Introductions and announcements
9:20 to 9:40 am Introduction to the California Pika Consortium (PDF) by Toni Lyn Morelli
9:40 to 10:00 am Investigating the Status of American Pika (Ochotona princeps) at Historic Northern Sierra Sites (PDF) by David H. Wright
10:00 to 10:20 am Resurveying Historic Pika Populations in California: Results and Lessons from the Grinnell Resurvey Project (PDF) by John D. Perrine* and James L. Patton
10:20 to 10:40 am Morning Break
10:40 to 11:00 am Establishing the Baseline: Historical Biogeography of the American Pika (PDF) by Kurt Galbreath
11:00 to 11:20 am A Passel of Pikas in Lava Beds at Low Elevation (PDF) by Chris Ray
11:20 to 11:40 am Dispersal in Fragmented Habitats: Using Genetic Markers to Understand Long Term Movement Patterns (PDF) by Mary M. Peacock*, Susan J. Merideth, Chris Ray, Eileen Hickey and Peter F. Brussard
11:40 to 12:00 pm Thermal Regimes of Talus Fields Enhance American Pika’s Resilience to Warming (PDF) by Constance I. Millar; Robert D. Westfall*; Andrew Smith
12:00 to 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 to 1:20 pm Introductions and announcements
1:20 pm to 1:40 pm Adaptive Capacity of Pikas: Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Changing Microclimate (PDF) by Edward W. West
1:40 to 2:00 pm Increasingly Rapid Ecoregional Decline of a Montane Mammal: Contemporary Climate Change Alters Extinction Dynamics by Erik Beever, Jennifer Wilkening, Chris Ray, Philip Mote, and Peter F. Brussard
2:00 to 2:20 pm Climate Threats to the American Pika: Modeling Historical Persistence for 21st Century Projections (PDF) by Scott Loarie
2:40 to 3:00 pm Protecting the American Pika under the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts (PDF) by Shaye Wolf
3:00 to 4:00 Group Discussion

California Pika Summit, November 10, 2009

The first California Pika Summit held November 10, 2009, in Davis, CA.