Hunters on the prowl: Coyotes topic of seminar Friday, Feb. 5 - 2010-02-04
HUNTERS ON THE PROWL: ASSESSING IMPACTS OF EASTERN COYOTES
Coyote predation first topic of spring 2010 Fisheries & Wildlife Seminar Series
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PAUL SMITHS - The range of eastern coyotes has greatly expanded in the northeast over the past 50 years, but much has yet to be learned about the impacts of this predator on its prey species. Robin Holevinski will discuss the use of GPS technologies to assess coyote predation on white-tailed deer, as well as non-invasive genetic techniques to estimate coyote populations, at this spring's first installment of the Fisheries & Wildlife Seminar Series at Paul Smith's College.
Holevinski is a former wildlife biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying predator-prey dynamics.
Her lecture, "Foraging Ecology and Population Status of Eastern Coyotes," will be given from 10:10 - 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Pine Room of the Joan Weill Student Center.
Three lectures are scheduled in this spring’s seminar series. The second will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, when David Holtzman will give a talk called “From Slither to Hither: Spatial Learning and Orientation in Snakes.” Holtzman, a professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, will also speak from 10:10 – 11 a.m. in the Pine Room.
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