Impacts on Wildlife From Emerald Ash Borer
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Determine Impacts on Wildlife From Emerald Ash Borer Infection of Black Ash Forests
- Alexis Grinde (PhD) - Research Program Manager, Wildlife Ecologist
- Nick Walton (MS) - Quantitative Ecologist
- Josh Bednar (MS) - Wildlife Ecologist
- Provide baseline information to assess existing conditions and establish a long‐term monitoring program for wildlife communities in black ash forests to support future monitoring efforts as EAB spreads;
- Evaluate the effects of mitigation and adaptation strategies on wildlife communities under simulated invasion scenarios to quantify long‐term impacts on species diversity; and
- Identify vulnerable wildlife species and develop recommendations and strategies to maintain biodiversity.
Current Research Activities
Winter 2017: Experimental black ash stands are being monitored with Digital Audio Recorders (DARs) and camera traps for winter wildlife activity.
This research project is funded by Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources through June 30, 2019.