Bird Strike Committee USA

2022 Conference Presentations

TUESDAY,  July 19 

8:45 a.m. Keynote Address  
Jack Gartner, Aviation Consultant 


10:30 a.m. TS1 – P1 – FAA Update.  John Weller and Amy Anderson, Federal Aviation Administration

11 a.m. TS1 – P2 – Pelican Movements and Management at the Great Salt Lake. Russ Norvell, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

11:30 a.m. TS1 – P3 – Bird Strike Threats and Mitigation Measures for Urban Air Mobility/Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft Operations.  Dr. Richard Dolbeer, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services


1 p.m. TS2 – P4 – Spillover Delay Effects of Damaging Wildlife Strike Events at U.S. Airports.  Levi Altringer, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

1:30 p.m. TS2 – P5 – Enhanced Management of Airport Wildlife Hazards Using Geospatial Technology.  Jason Kougher and Phil Roberts, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

2 p.m. TS2 – P6 – A Federal Partnership to Ensure theHumane Trapping, Handling, and Disposition of Migratory Birds.  Brian Washburn, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services


3 p.m. TS3 – P7 – The FAA National Wildlife Strike Database “Soaring to New Heights”Carla Dove, Shawn Hershman and Phyllis Rose Miller, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

Wednesday,  July 20 


9 a.m. CS1A – P8 – Insecticide use to Increase Aviation Safety.  Tyler Beckerman, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

9:30 a.m. CS1A – P9 – Applying UAS to Support the Safety Management of Wildlife Hazards to Aviation. Flavio MendoncaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide


9 a.m. CS1B – P12 – Assessing Canada Goose Avoidance Behavior to Lights of Different Color and Frequency.  Ryan Lunn, Purdue University

9:30 a.m. CS1B – P13 – Home Ranges and Resource Selection of Black Vultures in the Southeastern United States.  Betsy Evans, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services


10:30 a.m. CS2A – P10 – Response of Birds to UAS Approach: Implications for Hazing Applications.  Morgan Drabik-Hamshare, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

11 a.m. CS2A – P11 – “A320NEO vs A320CEO”: Effect of Latest and Quieter Engines on Bird Strikes Rates. Antoine Pilon, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Industries


10:30 a.m. CS2B – P14 – Monitoring Raptor Movements with Satellite Telemetry and Aviation Radar Systems: An Evaluation for Synchronicity.  Brian Washburn, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

11 a.m. CS2B – P15 – Artificial Intelligence for Detection and Classification of Wildlife from sUAS Imagery.  Santy Boopalan, Mississippi State University

Thursday,  July 21


9 a.m. TS4 – P16 – Estimating Wildlife-Aircraft Collision Risk: Next Steps.  Brad Blackwell, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

9:30 a.m. TS4 – P17 – MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System: A Vehicle for Informing Flight Safety. Michael JungenU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


10:30 a.m. TS5 – P18 – Wildlife Services Trials of Flight Control® Max Repellent at Cooperating Airports.  Scott Werner, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

11 a.m. TS5 – P19 – DNA Tools for Vulture Management. Antoinette Piaggio, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

11:30 a.m. TS5 – P20 – Controllable Factors Affecting Accuracy of Human Identification of Animals in Images Obtained During UAS Surveys.  Landon Jones, Mississippi State University


1 p.m. TS6 – P21 – A Systematic Map of Utilizing Small Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to Monitor Wildlife.  Jared ElmoreMississippi State University

1:30 p.m. TS6 – P22 – Why Should We, and Can We, Develop a Bird Strike Risk Model for Military Aircraft?Ray Iglay, Mississippi State University

2 p.m. TS6 – P23 – Investigating the Predictors of Damaging Wildlife Strikes at Part 139 Airports.  Ross Dickinson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -Worldwide

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