Students Emily Ritter and Lauren Bleyer presented research on the impacts of invasive species on endangered animals at the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Service Agencies and The Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society.
Nicole Notarianni published her paper on Acoustic Bat Survey Kiosk for Public Outreach and Research. Some real interesting data on bat activity patterns at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania.
Students at the Millersville Applied Conservation Lab Just had Their Research Published in the Journal Frontiers in Conservation Science Entitled ‘Benchmark for the ESA: Having a Backbone is Good for Recovery’.
Millersville alumnus Nicole Notarianni (2019′ Environmental Biology) authored an article about the Bat Kiosk at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as part of her undergraduate research project. Millersville Bat Kiosk Article.
Millersville University Mammalogy Students have been working with Lancaster Central Park to survey their deer population. Millersville students go out at night with park law enforcement officers and follow survey transects to spotlight for deer. Once a deer is spotted, students record the distance to the deer from the transect using laser range finders. Once surveys are completed, students will use this data to calculate a population density estimate. The park will then be able to use these numbers to determine what management strategies are needed to either conserve or control the deer herd.
Below is an article on Pennsylvania bat survey work being conducted by Millersville Biology Students and Bat Conservation and Management.
Millersville University Biology students Lauren Bleyer and Emily Ritter (bottom below) joined Dr. Haines in visiting with Defenders of Wildlife and the College of William in Mary in Washington D.C. to discuss research and environmental policy. Lauren and Emily have been collecting data on the impacts of invasive species towards threatened and endangered species in the United States. They presented their project details to Defenders of Wildlife with students from the College of William and Mary, whom have been working in Dr. Matthias Leu’s Ecology Lab. Other data presented included patterns on species recovery and quantifying fine scale threats to threatened and endangered species. This was a very productive meeting that outlined the important research being conducted at the two universities to benefit species conservation.