Students from the Lethbridge College Ecosystem Management class will be presenting on the following topics:
1) Michael Kelly – The Influence of Design on the Internal Temperatures of Bat Houses. This study seeks to determine how bat house design, specifically number and arrangement of chambers, influences internal temperatures of the houses. Three bat house designs are compared for temperature suitability.
2) Paden Lennie – Evaluating the Influence of Thaw Degree Days on Annual Raptor Productivity on the Hershel Island Yukon Territorial Park and the Implications for any Future Management Plans. Warming temperatures in the Arctic have led to some major changes affecting the timing of ecological processes. Using Hershel Island in the Yukon as the study site, this project addresses how these climate-related changes may be impacting raptor productivity.
3) Kate Kent – Correlation between Avian Point Counts and Monitoring Birds by Banding. The primary objective of this project is to compare two sampling methodologies and determine the correlation between avian point counts and Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (M.A.P.S.). The project hopes to find that point counts provide an effective method for determining numbers and variation in numbers of bird species in and area.
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