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Thursday, January 25, 2018 7-8:30 pm
Watch Impact and management of white-tailed deer in our neighborhoods

Applied Ecologist Bernd Blossey from Cornell University will speak in Ann Arbor on January 25 about
The Impact and Management of White-tailed Deer in our Neighborhoods
Free and open to the public.
Room 1040 Dana Building, 440 Church Street, University of Michigan central campus.

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 or 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.

Friday, January 26, 2018 3-4 pm
Conservation of native understory plants threatened by invasive plants, invasive earthworms, and deer

2024 Dana Building, University of Michigan central campus.
Conservation Ecology Seminar by Dr. Bernd Blossey.

Sept 16, 2017 is Sierra Club/Wild Ones
Lyme Disease
More information coming soon.

Matthai Botanical Garden on Wed. March 8, 2017
6:45-8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Auditorium – 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Stewardship Network

Impact of White‐Tailed Deer on Local Parks: Experts to Discuss

    Are deer really doing harm to local parks? What is that harm, how is it measured, and what are the consequences? Does removing deer restore plant and other animal species? Experts will discuss.

  • Dr. Jacqueline Courteau, a professional biologist who both the City and the County have hired to assess the condition of parks, will speak about her research over the last two years in Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor’s parks.
    “How Deer Affect Plants, Pollinators, and Ecological Processes: Studies in Southeast Michigan”
  • Paul Muelle, recently retired as Manager of Natural Resources for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, will describe the conditions that led the HCMA to decide to cull white tailed deer from some of its properties; how the culls were done; and the results and on-going management program.
    “Successful Deer Management at Hudson Mills Metropark”

Please note parking and building access restrictions:
An access ramp is being constructed between the main entrance and the classroom wing.
During this construction (until March 17) you will need to park in the front parking lot, with overflow in the large lot.
Please enter the building through the Main Lobby.
Do not try to enter through the west lobby door.
The hallway doesn’t connect to the Main Lobby at this time.
Visitors might want to bring a small flashlight, since there isn’t any lighting on the sidewalk in front of the building which the MBG regrets.


How Deer Affect Plants, Pollinators, and Ecological Processes: Studies in Southeast Michigan, Stewardship Network

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  • Jacqueline Courteau – Jacqueline Courteau, an ecologist and independent researcher/consultant with over 20 years experience with Michigan ecosystems.
  • Lisa Brush – Executive Director, The Stewardship Network. Lisa has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for the last fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Stewardship Network
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    Originally presented Feb 8, 2017


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