March 22, 2017
Emily Filiberti (Environmental Science, ’17), Jessica Kane (Animal Behavior, ’17) and Noah Perlut, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, recently presented at the conference Adapt, Adopt, Advance: Resiliency in Natural Resource Management, which was jointly hosted by New England Society of American Foresters, Northeastern Forest Pest Council and the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Filiberti and Kane both presented research posters that started as projects in Perlut’s Advanced Field Methods in Avian Ecology class. Filiberti’s work centered on age-specific differences in body condition and migratory timing of blackpoll warblers (Dendroica striata) while Kane’s research demonstrated that temporal changes in the southern Maine black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) population do not correlate with changes in nearby resident and migrant songbird populations.
Filiberti also presented her research from the College of Arts and Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (CAS SURE) program from last summer, titled “Natal Dispersal of Migratory Grassland Songbirds Breeding in Vermont”.
In addition, Perlut gave a talk at the conference on the program implemented on UNE’s Biddeford Campus to use biological control to minimize human exposure to mosquito-borne viruses.
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