Jay Boulanger and Bernd Blossey were recently prominently featured in a new PBS Nature documentary, The Private Life of Deer, to be premiered on Wednesday, May 8 at 8pm EST. Here is a link to a video preview at the PBS website: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365005652/. DVDs are available at PBS or Amazon.com.
DNR graduate student Laura Martin and faculty Bernd Blossey recently published an article in Oecologia on how secondary compounds leached from plant litter affect larval amphibians. Laura Martin was one of five graduate students selected to participate in a National Evolutionary Synthesis Center workshop on the evolutionary biology of the built environment. The working group [...]
This month’s Biodiversity and Conservation includes an article by DNR grad Laura Martin and Dr. Bernd Blossey in which they use economic choice experiments to model the impact of invasive plants on the desirability of lands for conservation acquisition. Read more at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/pp75w048126n87pm/
Recently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) held a workshop, discussing the public trust doctrine (PTD). PTD is the principle that natural resources are not owned by anyone, but rather, the government is the ‘trustee’ and citizens are the ‘beneficiaries.’ According to this concept, decisions regarding natural resources should not be made to [...]
Land Letter Laura Petersen, E&E reporter SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V. — How can people “protect” the environment for the long term when climate change, development and other shifts make a moving target out of the goal? That’s a question ecologists grappled with this week at a conference hosted by the Ecological Society of America on conservation in [...]
This year the Department of Natural Resources is fortunate to have several post-doc researchers working with them. Below are short biographies of their diverse backgrounds and current research interests. Selmin Creamer: Selmin is a postdoctoral research associate at the Human Dimensions Research Unit and currently working on a project investigating the recreational impacts of the [...]
Dr. Bernd Blossey of the Department of Natural Resources will be the keynote speaker at the NE Invasive Plant Species Forum. The Forum is scheduled for March 21-22, 2012 at the USDA ARS Beltsville Campus in Maryland. The purpose of the Forum is to bring together researchers and Extension educators from multiple disciplines and Land [...]
Next month, the Ecological Society of America will host its second Emerging Issues conference, “Developing Ecologically-Based Conservation Targets Under Global Change.” The conference, conceptualized by Bernd Blossey and Laura Martin of DNR and Dov Sax of Brown University, will bring together one hundred ecologists, social scientists, conservation practitioners, and graduate students to (1) identify existing and [...]