Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer, Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey discusses her role in managing the long-term research effort to study wolf and deer interactions in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota.
In 1964, Dr. L. David Mech began his wolf and deer research in the Superior National Forest (SNF) in Minnesota. The primary objective of this long-running study is to understand the changes in the wolf and deer populations, how changes in populations of each affect the other, and how other conditions such as weather affect both. This presentation, "50 Years of Studying Wolves and Deer in the Superior National Forest—What’s the Big Deal?" covers the study’s background and methods, highlights some recent discoveries, and discusses future research directions.
- Occurs Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm