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The Impact and Management of White-tailed Deer in our Neighborhoods
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States + Google Map
January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
What does one university town have to say to another? On the issue of deer management, Cornell University has a lot of experience to share with us. Some critics of Ann Arbor’s cull have urged more “creative” solutions. Others have urged doing nothing. Come and hear what Cornell has tried on its campus and the surrounding Ithaca area. Let’s learn from their hard-won experiences. Want to know why Ann Arbor is experimenting with ovariectomies rather than tubal ligation? Applied Ecologist Bernd Blossey from Cornell University will talk about this timely subject during this presentation at the U-M Dana Bldg. Dr. Blossey will share evidence of deer impacts from his work on multiple ecological stressors. He will also review how Cornell University and surrounding communities have dealt with deer management and showcase methods that are beginning to improve living conditions for other species. Bernd Blossey is intimately involved in different approaches to deer management at Cornell and in the surrounding municipalities. He has developed a network of deer exclosures to study impact of deer on many species and processes, and is developing bioindicators to assess effects of different stressors, including deer. The ultimate aim of this work is to increase the conservation values of all lands through development of best management practices.
Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Free.
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