University of Washington Predator Ecology Lab - Mercer Island Public Library

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University of Washington Predator Ecology Lab - Mercer Island Public Library

Reality TV: Using technology to capture the true nature of nature. Join our guest speaker studying wolves in Washington state to learn more about real-world science happening now.

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Meet at the Mercer Island public library's large meeting room at 7:00pm. Free parking is available in the library's parking lot.

Reality TV: Using technology to capture the true nature of nature
What drama does winter hold for a deer? How often do penguins go hungry? What does biodiversity sound like? As technology improves, we can get a closer look into the personal lives of wildlife and the environment they inhabit. Join University of Washington PhD candidate, Apryle Craig, as she presents a few emerging wildlife research tools including animal-borne video cameras, acoustic sampling, drones, and accelerometers. She will describe how her research employs some of these technologies to better understand interactions between recolonizing wolves and deer here in Washington.

Since 2008, as part of the Wildlife Science Program in the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, scientists and scientists-in-training at the Predator Ecology Lab have sought a better understanding of how predators influence their surroundings by interacting with one another and their prey. Much of the lab's work also seeks solutions to the challenges of large carnivore conservation and management in a changing world.

Join us to learn more about the fascinating predators of Washington and beyond!

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Mercer Island Public Library


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