Students from the Lethbridge College Ecosystem Management class will be presenting on the following topics:
- Harvest Rates of Waterfowl, by Derek Hallgrimson. This project looks to determine if there is a distinct vulnerability to hunting mortality in hatch year birds, vs. after hatch year birds. Data on species, sex, and age are used in the analysis.
- The Effects of Shepherding on Mule Deer Populations in Waterton Lakes National Park, by Tara Evenson. Mule deer frequenting the Waterton Lakes town site have caused conflicts with people and pets, and may be luring predators into town. The practice of shepherding, disturbing animals’ sense of security so they avoid an area, has been used in Waterton and this project looks at whether this practice is an effective control tool.
- Estimating the Weight of Red Kale using Chlorophyll A & B, by Danielle Crawford. The current process to determine plant productivity is laborious, and results in destruction of samples. This study looks to use chlorophyll meters to develop a quick, non-destructive technique of plant productivity estimation.
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